So I’m about a month into college.
Here’s what I’ve been up to:
1.) I’ve learned many things. For example, that introductory biology labs are extremely boring. Our first lab involved looking at the letter E under a microscope. THE LETTER E. OMG it’s upside down you don’t say! How enlightening.
2.) I’ve met many people. Like the guy who awkwardly flirted with me on the first day of school whom I later saw at a concert, thought was someone else, looked waay too happy to see, and ran away from quickly once I realized my mistake. All in all, an educational experience.
3.) I’ve done lots of cool things. I have made the most gorgeous doodles while bored in one of my engineering classes. No kidding. They’re stunning.
4.) I’ve lived on the edge a bit. I have under 10 minutes to finish one class, talk to my professor, and sprint to the other side of campus for my next class and making it exactlyon time. Risky buisness.
5.) I’ve gotten involved on campus. This includes being too lazy to commute home and sleeping over at a different friend’s dorm each week, as well as attending various club recruitment events having been tempted strictly by the proclamation of “free food”.
All in all, it’s been fun. My most recent time has been spent searching for nerd clubs and research opportunities as if my social life isn’t non-existent enough.
These pancakes are my opportunity to still feel all fancy and culinarily inclined when really all I have time for us homework and extracurriculars and sleep. But these are one of those “it’s midnight and I’m hangry” kind of 4-ingredient (ok plus salt and vanilla and the fancy flavor stuff) dishes that are perfect for everyone.
Also I didn’t add any sweetener into the batter because the plantains add a decent amount of sweetness and DUH THAT’S WHAT MAPLE SYRUP IS FOR
Blueberry Plantain Pancakes
Makes about 10 medium pancakes
2 medium yellow plantains (NOT brown!! Not green!)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup blueberries (frozen is fine)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Place all ingredients EXCEPT BLUEBERRIES into high speed blender and blend on high. Use damper if needed until batter is completely smooth.
- Pour batter into a large bowl and gently mix in blueberries
- Grease a pan with coconut oil and set to medium heat
- Spoon about 2 tablespoons of batter into pan and shape pancake into a circle with back of spoon
- When top barely becomes opaque (about 1.5 minutes) flip pancake and cook for another 30s-1min til cooked through
- Allow pancakes to cool for about 10 minutes (important to let them fluff up a bit!)
- Serve with maple syrup, jam, nut butter, ham, all of the above, none of the above, or anything else your heart desires at the moment