One of Those Days
October 17, 2010
Sometimes, you wake up and it’s one of those mornings. Whether it’s because you had a long night at work, pulled an all nighter in the library, or because you had one too many glasses of passion fruit rum/apple schnapps/vodka/OJ. Not that I did that.
Either way, there’s a great solution to a crappy morning. And it involves chocolate. Seriously, could life get any better? A lot of people that I know turn to junk foods when they’ve got a hangover..maybe now I can convert them. I rely on green monsters to get me through rough mornings, but sometimes a girl just needs herself some chocolate.
The Ultimate Hangover Cure: Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes
Serves two hungry, lazy, hungover friends
1 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup chocolate flavored non-dairy milk (I used almond)
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 T pure vanilla extract
2 T maple syrup or agave nectar
1 t baking powder
cocoa or carob powder to taste
1 banana, sliced
a handful (or two or three!) of chocolate chips
Slice up your banana while you heat up a non-stick griddle or skillet. Put it at about medium.
The batter is insanely easy. Just mix everything together (sans bananas and chocolate chips) and then pour it onto your griddle. Once you’ve done that, press in your bananas and chocolate chips. They’ll get all melty and delish as they heat through. Cook the pancakes for five minutes on each side, or until the bottoms are cooked.
Top with more chocolate chips and maybe a dollop of fantasticness.
Just don’t put any vodka in the batter and you’ll be set.
What’s your favorite drinkie and what’s your go-to hangover meal?