Being 25 and single can be hard.
Being 25, single and a lover of all things food can be even harder.
For example, what happens when you thumb through your favorite cookbook in search of that one, divine-looking recipe only to find out it serves four people?
Or worse yet, two?
If you’re anything like me, you’ll use your female powers of persuasion to convince yourself you need a week’s worth of Tofu Kale Lasagna leftovers to be healthy, cost-savvy and intelligently effective as an independent single woman of the 21st century.
In reality, you’ll be sick of the lasagna by day three and wish you had a manly boy toy to chow down the rest for you, convincing yourself you could actually persuade said boy toy of eating said lasagna.
It could happen.
I wouldn’t bet the two bushels of kale in my fridge on it.
That, my friends, is one of the many reasons I love breakfast.
In addition to being the most important (and delicious) meal of the day, I also find breakfast to be the most customizable meal of the day.
Pancake for four? Easy.
Pancake for two? Easier.
Pancake for one? Easiest.
Here’s what you need for single girl (or guy) success:
- scant 1/4 cup flour
- scant 1/4 cup oats
- 1/2 t baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1 t canola oil
- 4 drops NuNaturals vanilla stevia
- water, as needed
Sift together the flour, oats, cinnamon and powder. Add the egg, oil and stevia until well-mixed. Slowly whisk in water until the batter reaches a thinner, more pourable consistency.
In a greased skillet over medium-low heart, pour in the entire batter. Cook 3 to 5 minutes then flip, cooking an additional 1 to 3 minutes until cooked through.
Top with almond butter, raspberry jelly + maple syrup.
Preferably snuggled under the covers of your bed in your granny panties and unshaven legs after you’ve popped out your flourescent pink retainer…
You may be thinking, “But Holly thy Everythingtarian, why should I be shackled to a lifetime of eating pancakes for breakfast just because nobody seems to recognize the fact I am 25, single and fabulous, which leaves me somberly deprived of the love, respect and adoration I undoubtedly deserve in this life.”
The Healthy Everythingtarian has your back.
Pumpkin Custard Oats for one, anyone?