Recipe: Banana "pancakes"

Curb your cravings with this incredibly simple snack

10:45 p.m.

Oh, that fateful hour... It’s that time of night where, if I’m not already preparing to go to bed, I’m preparing something to eat. Usually, I'm pretty good about not munching after dinner, but if I’m still awake doing work,“ tindering,” or watching the Food Channel, I’ll convince myself that I need a snack. I'm sure I can't be alone in this.

"No, no," you tell yourself, "Water cannot quench these grumbly-tumbly needs. Only food can."

While Acropolis BBQ chicken pizza used to be my go-to fave snack, I recently discovered that I must start living a lifestyle that is both gluten and lactose free. Yes, it sucks. However, after perusing enough food blogs to float away in a stream of my own drool, I discovered that living the semi-healthy life doesn't have to be the worst thing in the world. For instance, the other night while having my typical late night snack-attack, I discovered a recipe that truly boggled my mind: banana "pancakes" that contain only two ingredients. Though this treat isn't "pancakes" as you'd normally envision them, it's just as -- if not more -- delicious, and a refined version of what a healthy snack should be.

Here’s the recipe:

1 banana

1 egg (or 2 egg whites)

THAT’S IT. No, you didn’t miss anything.

Simply mash the two ingredients together and then pour 1/4 of the mixture onto a greased skillet over a flame. Just keep making these tiny cakes until all the batter is gone.

Pro-tip: Make sure the pan is super well-lubricated. (The first time I made these babies I set off the fire alarm causing all my South Campus neighbors to sprint outside in search of the fire, and there I was, flinging around a tiny saucepan filled with banana-mush. Needless to say I’m not making any friends on Lambreth Lane.)

So, there you have it, people: A quick, easy, and guilt-free dessert perfect for your nighttime cravings (as long as you don't set them on fire).

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