muffins and such.

hi iona!

it is springtime in chicago, i guess. the roads are all ripped up again and someone got murdered right on my route home from work (at 2am-ish) so if that isn’t a sign of the seasons changing then what is.

i’ve started baking again, because i am sick of snacking on shit at work and packing 8 million snacks is a good way to solve that problem. guess i’ve finally come around to my granola roots because i just 1. used whole wheat flour in a recipe voluntarily and 2. cut back the amount of sugar.

so, chocolate zucchini muffins! modified from a zucchini bread recipe in how it all vegan.

  • 1 C whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 C almond meal
  • 2t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 2 T cocoa powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3C sugar
  • 1/3C coconut oil
  • 1t vinegar
  • 1t vanilla
  • 1 medium/large-ish zucchini (grated, obvs)

preheat oven to 350.

sift together (okay, I whisk because I am too lazy to get my sifter down) the flour and almond meal and baking powder and salt and cocoa powder. add in the egg, sugar, and coconut oil. add in the vinegar and vanilla, and maybe a little water if it seems a little dry. stir in the zucchini! i only have one of the large baking muffin tins, so i use that. bake for 16-18ish minutes.

they end up a little dense, i might experiment some more with the leavening agents but i think it might just be what happens with the flour combo. anyways, they’re hella tasty. i used cocoa powder instead of chocolate chips because i was too lazy to go to the store, but it ends up really good. also, i got cocoa powder from penzeys and oh my god it is just so good so i’m putting it into any and every recipe that could possibly justify it.

i am super, super excited for our birthday vacation. i was thinking that if we had time/motivation, we could take a tiny side trip to milwaukee one of the days – go to the used bookstore with the cats, go to that restaurant with the tasty beer, and back to that bakery because birthday treats. thoughts?

are you a spotify person? i have recently started using it and i’m super obsessed. i’ve been making a playlist of what i’ve been listening to this month, and it’s a lot of good dance-y baking music if you’re in need of such things. i don’t know if it will link correctly, but here it is.

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One Response to muffins and such.

  1. ionagiddings says:

    I’m so excited for our birthday vacation! We should totally go to that bookstore with the cats again! And get birthday beers and pastries! I’m sure we can fit it into our plans… I mean the plans are pretty much eating and drinking til we can’t anymore right?

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