Thursday, September 8

"always call airline customer service with champagne in hand" chocolate chip zucchini muffins

How to create the perfect mood for these muffins:
  1. Induct your newest housemate in around midnight with a bottle of cheap champagne.
  2. Drink several glasses while searching for flights to a friend's wedding.
  3. Try to use a discount flight voucher—which of course won't work for the one flight you want.
  4. Call United's customer service after midnight whilst slightly tipsy and try and convince the sweet boy most likely based in India that you need to use that voucher for this flight.
  5. Get rejected by sweet Indian boy. Realize it's not his fault. Put him on speakerphone so everyone else can hear both sides of the convo. Play around with the mute button whilst making inappropriate comments. Etc., etc., etc...
  6. Wake up starving the morning after to a bunch of oddly-shaped zucchinis from your housemate's CSA share. Invent surprisingly healthy recipe.
  7. Voila.

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup organic raw cane sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 Tbls lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded zucchini (buy that food processor already!)
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips (optional, but not really)
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans (truly optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in one bowl. 
  3. Combine wet ingredients in another bowl. 
  4. Stir wet into dry, whilst folding in zucchini, chocolate chips and optional nuts. 
  5. Fill 12 paper-lined muffin cups. 
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes (or until they look/taste/feel done). 


Adam K said...

That's so weird. I did all of these things the other day and I invented chocolate chip muffin zucchinis! They don't go down quite as smooth as muffins, though. I wish I'da thought of that.

a day with kate said...

haha I love this! especially the sweet Indian boy. well... that and the muffins.

ika said...

I'll eat them minus the zucchini, lemon juice, almond milk, pecans and apple sauce :) but I love the fact that you baked them and the photo you took is great!

wildchild said...

also a hell of a time. oh, the life you lead.

stace said...

too funny. love it. and the muffins look yummy!

emme said...

hahah adam...

mads you sound like your channeling holly golightly here. loves it.

cjacks said...

Even when using a numbered list format, you're a great writer! Made me laugh.

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