Six 5-Minute Recipes for College Students
College life can get hectic. It can be hard to find time to eat, let alone make a real meal. When you live with roommates or follow a busy schedule, finding food to prepare with limited time and equipment can be a serious challenge. Here’s a list of six super quick and easy recipes—ranging from nutritious meals to simple snacks and semi-healthy desserts—that you can make using just a microwave!
Combine macaroni and water in a mug or bowl, and microwave for 2 minutes. Remove and stir, then repeat as needed until macaroni is tender (probably four minutes total). The water should absorb completely; if not, drain any excess water. Next, stir in cheese and milk (and butter, if you desire a creamier texture). Microwave again for 1 minute, then stir and enjoy.
Spread marinara on your “crust” of choice, sprinkle with cheese, and top with pepperoni or whatever else you like. Microwave until cheese is melted. For a crispier pizza, bake in a toaster oven.
Microwave butter in a mug until melted, then tilt the mug around to coat sides with melted butter. Add in milk, egg, cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla; mix. Submerge bread cubes in mixture, microwave for 90 seconds, and enjoy with or without syrup!
Coat the inside of a mug with cooking spray. Combine ingredients in a separate bowl; stir well. Pour batter into mug, and microwave on high for 1–2 minutes, until firm on top.
Mix peanut butter and maple syrup in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 20-second intervals until bubbly; whisk between each 20-second interval. Thoroughly stir in oats. Roll balls of cookie dough, drop onto wax paper, then flatten balls to desired thickness with your thumb or a fork. Chill in freezer for 15–25 minutes or in fridge for 1 hour, until completely cooled and firm. Store in fridge.