A delicious healthy dish with just three ingredients sounds bizarre but you can agree that there are some mornings you are in a rush and cannot find any leftovers to quickly microwave and waffle down. Or maybe it’s the times you come home really late from work and just do not have the strength to stand in the kitchen for an hour or two cooking up something.
Well, here are five very simple dishes you can cook with just three ingredients. The three ingredients do not include salt, pepper and vegetable oil.
1. Banana Pancakes
For this, you would need a banana or two (depending on how much you can eat and how thick you want each pancake to be), an egg and about half a cup of oats. You can, however, substitute the oats for either flour or peanut butter.
In a plate, mash your banana(s) till it is a thick lumpy paste. then break in an egg and pour in your oats/peanut butter/flour and mix all together. Heat up a pan and make like your regular pancakes. Enjoy with banana slices and syrup.
2. Cucumber and Egg Salad
All you need is a whole cucumber, two boiled eggs, and mayonnaise. So in a plate, mash your boiled eggs or slice them. Dice up the cucumber, mix it with the mashed/sliced boiled eggs and add mayonnaise with your discretion. Mix all of this together and refrigerate for a couple of minutes before you eat.
3. Avocado toast
For this simple dish, you would need 2 slices of bread, a whole ripe avocado and butter. It’s like your basic toast but with avocado. So butter the two sides of the bread (you can butter just one side if you desire) and put into your toaster.
When it is ready, slice your avocado or mash it (you can sprinkle on salt and pepper) and sandwich it between your toast bread.
4. Nutella Brownies
These are a bit on the sweet side. You would need about a quarter cup of Nutella (but you can always use more if you want), 2 large eggs and half a cup of all-purpose flour. Preheat oven to 350F and grease a baking pan. Add all ingredients into a large bowl and mix until batter is smooth.
Pour into baking pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake for about 15 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Be careful not to bake too long otherwise, brownies will dry out. Let brownies cool and set before cutting and serving.
5. Peanut butter cookies
Another dish on the sweet side. So you’ll need 1 cup peanut butter, one banana and a teaspoon of baking soda. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Mix all the ingredients.
Drop tablespoon-sized mounds, between your two baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Leave to cool completely and enjoy.
Not only are these recipes basic, they are also healthy and very delicious.