August 18th, 2020


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Breakfast advice from Alexander Stubb

A month or so ago, I was intrigued to see an early morning tweet from Alexander Stubb, former prime minister of Finland.
I'm a fan of breakfast in general. I've made myself egg on toast as a matter of routine every morning for about twenty years. I used to have bacon at weekends, but have been warned that it's not all that good for me, so more recently I've been doing a poached egg (with a splash of vinegar in the boiling water) on salmon on buttered toast.

But this looked like an idea worth trying. So I gave it a go.

The banana itself is not all that liquid to start with, but once it has been mashed around a bit and then the grinding effect of the oats, it turns into something very much resembling a batter. I found the Stubb recipe quite large, in fact, but you can use half a banana, one egg and a quarter cup of oats and voila, you have a single banana pancake. (Or you can use the full quantities and make one for a passing friend or relative.)

It's had a really positive effect on my digestion. I have a rather irritable bowel, unfortunately, and have tried all kinds of solutions to improve my general comfort level over many years. I can honestly say that the banana pancake breakfast has had the most beneficial effect of anything I've tried. I guess the oats and the banana together are a powerful combination. (I was eating an egg every day anyway.)

Anyway, it may not work for you, but it made a difference for me. Thanks, Alex!