How To Eat Vegan This Pancake Day (And Why It Matters)
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How To Eat Vegan This Pancake Day (And Why It Matters)


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It’s Shrove Tuesday, aka Pancake Day, and as avid pancake lovers, we’re beyond excited!

Pancake Day is all about devouring a plate of plant-based fluffy cloud-like pancakes over breakfast, lunch, or dinner, totally guilt-free! 

Now you’re probably aware that most traditional pancake recipes use eggs as a staple ingredient, but fear not, it’s pretty easy to veganize pancakes with just a tiny tweak – enter aquafaba!

Why take eggs off the menu this pancake day?

According to OGGS, the UK gets through an estimated 55.6 million eggs every Pancake Day, generating a whopping 14,281 tonnes of CO2e straight into the atmosphere.

To put it into perspective, that’s the carbon dioxide equivalent of driving 1,124 cars around the world.

The production of eggs, like other intensive farming practices, generates an enormous amount of greenhouse emissions, and the industry is riddled with shocking practices that include culling, confinement, unnatural environments, and physical abuse.

Research carried out by Sapio Research found that three-quarters (76 percent) of us have little, or no idea about the environmental impact of eating eggs, despite it being widely known how bad the dairy and meat industry is for our planet. 

Pancake pledge

To help encourage the nation to make a sustainable swap this Pancake Day, OGGS has launched the Pancake Pledge, which involves taking eggs off the menu and using OGGS Aquafaba as a replacement instead.

You can head on over to OGGS and sign up for the free Pancake Pledge, and find yourself a range of delicious pancake recipes for inspiration. Plus, anyone who signs the pledge will be given free OGGS Aquafaba to make their plant-based Pancake Day that bit easier.

Considering that swapping your eggs for OGGS Aquafaba could use 72 percent less CO2e – it’s a win-win, both for the chickens and the planet.

Read on to find two recipes that will help you make 2022 the most delicious (and sustainable) vegan Pancake Day yet.

And for more pancake day inspiration see here.

And for those who are fond of American pancakes, we have the perfect vegan recipe… 

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The Author

Riya Lakhani-Kanji

Riya Lakhani-Kanji is a writer and registered nutritionist. She has completed a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Human Nutrition and has developed a passion for writing about all things plant-based

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