pistachio chai muffins

pistachio chai muffins

I have two suitcases lying open on my bedroom floor, stuffed with more clothes than I will possibly need over 8 days. Tomorrow I leave for Seattle, where I will start a road trip that finishes up in Los Angeles. The night before a road trip, when it happens to be 95 and sticky outside, is no time to be baking muffins; fortunately, I made these muffins a week ago and am finally, finally not stuck with horrendous writer's block.

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oatmeal chocolate chip muffins

Sorry about the dead zone that was March and half of April. Between finals, spring break, and medical issues, I wasn't doing much (read: any) cooking or baking. I'm back today with some oatmeal chocolate chip muffins.

These muffins were inspired by one of my favorite cookies, oatmeal chocolate chip. It's hard being an oatmeal chocolate chip fan. The fake-outs are constant. "Oh, what is this oatmeal cookie? It has dark spots…oh dammit not raisins!" Said by me. Often. I really don't like raisins. I never have been able to overcome my childhood aversion, and trust me, I've tried. Continue reading

blueberry buttermilk muffins

 

I’ve struggled with breakfast fatigue ever since I decided I didn’t like eating cereal in the mornings. 20-odd years of cereal for breakfast apparently led to cereal burnout. This has led to some bizarre breakfast choices. I ate a lot of bacon (yes, just bacon) and grilling cheese (think the Wisconsin version of halloumi) during anatomy, and have been guilty of toasting sourdough, slathering it with butter, and calling it breakfast. Occasionally, when I’m feeling ambitious (read: awake and not running late) I’ll throw together a smoothie with some frozen kale.

 

Anyway, the point is, every so often I despair at my breakfast choices, and decide to remedy this the best way I know how: baked goods. Hence, muffins. Blueberry muffins are a close second in the hierarchy of my favorite muffins (lemon poppyseed, I remain devoted), and they have the great advantage of being pretty darn easy to make.

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