Thursday, December 15, 2011

Kitchen Sink Muffins

Finals week is a rough time, no matter how prepared you think you are. You eat terribly and sleep sporadically. You search for tasks that you can do instead of studying for an exam or writing the last page of a paper nearing its deadline. These are the times when I decide that it's appropriate to clean out the fridge finally. In doing so, I need to find a use for the small portions of food piling up in assorted tupperware containers and mason jars. The perfect recipe for that are these muffins from Bake & Destroy.
These bad boys may not be beautiful, but they were warm and (some what) nutritious. I used a mixture of whole wheat and spelt flours, turbinado, coconut milk, shredded coconut, cranberries, dried blueberries, and granola. I thought about throwing in some chia seeds, but since I had already eaten those in my morning oatmeal I just stuck with the ground flax seed.

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In order to further delay the writing of my last paper I did three loads of laundry, took out the recycling, washed all the dishes I could find strewn around the house, went to the gym, and then used leftover chocolate from the cookie bars to make this rolling pin. I really don't use my chocolate molds enough. This one is from Bake It Pretty, a great shop for molds and cupcake liners and what not!

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Does anyone else play this game when they have an approaching deadline? I try to tell myself that it's ok because it teaches me how to work well under pressure.


  1. Yeah, I'm a terrible procrastinator at times... So far, I've still been managing to get everything done despite that habit, but I know it will come back to bite me at some point. In the mean time- Mmm, muffins! What a nice thing to make instead of writing my manuscript...

  2. i just found your blog and i love it! those muffins look delish - i am a pretty good vegan cook but i want to be a better vegan baker! more cookies and muffins and pretty sweet little treats. :)

  3. Ha! I totally do this. It's remarkable how productive I am when there is something else I need to do. Your chocolate rolling pin takes the game to a hilarious new level though.

    Oh, and these are my kind of muffins. Thanks for alerting me to the recipe.