8 ways to burn off pancake calories

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  • Pancakes are downright delicious but they're not the healthiest thing in the world. Indulge in some batter-y goodness this Pancake Day by burning off the calories beforehand. There's nothing tastier than a calorie-free treat!

    We’ve come up with a series of exercises and fun activities that will burn off the calories of one pancake

    One plain pancake has around 50 cals/1.5g of fat. This rises to around 100 cals/5g fat with the addition of lemon and sugar so we went for the 100 calorie option, but feel free to halve it if you’re opting for a plain pancake.


    Why is this woman so happy, you ask? She only has to skip for 9 mins to burn off the calories in one pancake!

    Walking up the stairs

    We’ve all got stairs around us, at home, work or in shopping centres, so put them to good use and burn off some lovely pancake space in your tummy. Just 6 mins of climbing is all you need to do – the bright red socks are optional!

    Hula hoop

    You don’t really need to give us too many excuses to dust off the hula hoop! 20 minutes will fly by in hooping fun – and you’ll burn off 100 calories!


    Now you might think kissing doesn’t sound like too much work – but this is kissing for 80 minutes! Hmmmm how many pancakes did we want again…?


    Grab some chalk and head outside! Just 17 mins of energetic hopscotch will burn off 100 calories.


    Now, we haven’t done a cartwheel in years, but we remember them being quite fun? 10 mins of cartwheeling – don’t worry, they don’t need to be this perfect – will score you one calorie-free pancake!


    Well this is just fun anyway! 20 mins of bending for those coloured circles burns off the required 100 calories.


    Now this one sounds more up our street! An extra 2 hours sleep in a day can see you lose 100 calories – you don’t have to tell us twice!

    And now enjoy the pancake-y goodness with our classic pancake recipe.

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