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Microwave Cookie Dough Muffins

I actually enjoy cold, rainy days.

They offer a good excuse to stay home and be lazy. (Unfortunately, they’re not so fun when you actually have to go out in the cold rain.) Yesterday was the epitome of a rainy day, which meant: laziness on the menu! Here’s how my laziness manifested itself:

microwave muffin

Above, a microwave muffin – a microwave version of a Single Lady Muffin.

I sprayed a little dish (you could use a coffee mug) with coconut oil spray, scooped in the batter for a Single Lady Cupcake (with chocolate pieces, natch), and microwaved for 90 seconds. Behold the yumminess:

muffin in the microwave

A note about the “lazy-girl” microwave version: If you’re using only applesauce, not oil, just keep in mind that the microwaved cake is a bit drier than the oven version. It’s still plenty yummy, though! Next up might have to be a savory version:

  • Broccoli + nutritional yeast = Cheesy Broccoli Muffins
  • Nutritional yeast (or vegan cheese) + tomato sauce = Pizza Muffins!
  • Ooh or maybe even corn muffins? Microwave corn muffins in only 5 minutes?! Bring on the rain!

Do you ever have “lazy” days?

Y’know, days where you don’t even want to get outta your PJs? How do you motivate yourself (if you do!) on those days? And do you like rainy days? Are there any special activities (such as baking, reading, scrapbooking, etc.) that you like to do on rainy days?  Personally, I could do without cold rain. But I am a fan of warm rainy days. I even enjoy running in it.

You might recall I am gorgeous when wet. Of course, by gorgeous, I mean that Rachel’s hairless Sphinx cat and I could be twins (Friends-reference number 5,462 on this blog). Actually, even when I’m not wet, my hair doesn’t much like the rain. But I think frizzy hair on rainy days is probably a universal problem. 😕

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Published on November 3, 2010

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  1. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) says

    Lazy days…well, I’d like to have them but no, there is no time for that 🙂

    FT mom
    FT wife
    FT job
    FT home caretaker
    FT blogger
    = no for lazy days 🙂 but I would like one! LOL

    These look great, as always, super creative and yummy looking!!!!!

    🙂

  2. Anonymous says

    I’m a little upset over your last comment. Katie, you are beautiful, with glowing skin and shiny hair and basically what a lot of girls would like to look like. So when you say you look like a hairless cat, how do you think it makes us girls who aren’t so genetically blessed feel? Maybe you should think about that next time before putting yourself down.

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Hi anonymous,
      Would you mind if I answered your comment in a post? (I don’t want to make you uncomfortable, so if you’d like, I can take your comment down and just address the “idea” of your comment.) I’m so truly sorry that my words upset you, but please know that my comments were made in good fun. I don’t think I’m ugly, just silly-looking when I’m wet. Honestly I don’t think anyone looks their best when soaking wet ;). But I do understand your complaint, and therefore I thought it’d be a fun “body-image-boosting” idea to write a post where everyone says something they like about themselves. And I am upset at something YOU wrote: please never say you weren’t as “genetically blessed” as someone else. Beauty can mean so many different things to different people, and who is to say that some girl is “prettier” than another? It’s all subjective. I’ll leave you with my favorite quote: “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Sometimes it becomes necessary to give misinformed beholders a black eye.” That’s from the ever-so-wise Miss Piggy ;).

      • Anonymous says

        Yes Katie, please do address it. And you can use my comment. I left it anonymously so I couldn’t be embarrassed.
        Thanks for answering me at all. Honestly, I didn’t expect you to.

      • Hannah says

        Katie – thanks for your considerate comment that is at the same time so filled with self-confidence. However, I do have a question:

        I feel the same way as Anonymous does with regard to being “genetically blessed.” It can be so, so hard to feel genetically “screwed over,” for lack of a better term, sometimes, because so many of my friends have it much easier and don’t have to deal with the emotional and physical discomfort.

        Physical discomfort is worse though, because as much as we can tell ourselves to love ourselves, the physical pain is always going to be there. As an extreme example, how could you tell someone who was born with only one arm and one leg to not feel “genetically blessed”? I really appreciate and admire your kind comments Katie, I am just wondering about this one particular line.

        • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

          Hey Hannah, thanks for the thought-provoking comment. I guess I wouldn’t be able to give advice to someone born with one arm, because I’d have some nerve, ya know? Like, I’ve never been through the physical pain (or emotional pain I’m sure they got from being teased/stared at by other kids). So I’d have no business telling them how they should feel… I can’t even imagine the hardship, but I guess in that situation you have to just keep counting your blessings and looking at those worse off than you are (i.e. if you’re born with one arm, at least you don’t have cancer. If you do have cancer, at least you’re not starving in Ethiopia…). And it’s no use being jealous of people you think have it better than you, because you never know what they could be going through (or what they might go through in the future). As an example: freshman year, I thought this girl in the dorm next to me was PERFECT. She was absolutely gorgeous, with thick hair and perfect figure, etc. Plus, she was a sweetheart and was super-smart. In short? A lot of people (me included) were jealous of her (not in a mean way, just in a “she’s so lucky” way). But one day, I saw her in the kitchen lighting a candle, and when I asked why, she said it was for her mom who had died when she was 5. Suddenly, I didn’t want to be that girl anymore. I mean, to lose your mom at such a young age? So seriously, you never know what hardships someone else–who might seem perfect on the outside–is going through.
          But all that aside, I think it’s completely ok to feel sorry for yourself every once in a while if you were dealt what society would call a genetically-cursed hand in life. Just as long as you don’t spend your life wallowing in sorrow, it’s completely ok to feel sorry for yourself sometimes! Because life really isn’t fair.

          • themalikwhey says

            It’s so sad to hear of people who are suffering so much because they feel genetically “cursed”. It’s a cliche, but beauty really is something that comes from within – someone who is considered stereotypically “pretty” can become instantly unattractive if they have a mean spirit, and vice versa. And beauty is such a subjective thing – what one person considers ugly can be the most beautiful thing in the world to someone else (funnily enough, I think that “Shrek” illustrated this perfectly!).

            There’s actually a great Bible verse that sums it up:

            “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves.”

            That’s not to say that it’s wrong to wear jewelry and make-up etc, but that you shouldn’t place stock in these things as the source of true beauty.

            I wrote a short blog post on this topic – mind if I link?

            Anyhow, I really hope that people start to see how blessed they are to have fully-functioning bodies, with arms, legs and hearts that beat every day!

  3. Allison says

    I love the microwave recipes. 🙂 I use a microwave for 99.9% of my recipes now because I don’t have a stove in our dorm kitchen (AKA: lamesauce). I can’t wait to make these muffins. Keep the good food coming, Katie. 🙂
    And I have lazy days A LOT. It’s really hard to motivate myself, but usually if I just get up and get dressed to go for a run or go rock climbing, it usually helps. Or, I listen to my favorite “get pumped” music and I wake up. 🙂 good stuffff.

    Aly 🙂

  4. Mary @ Bites and Bliss says

    I love cold, rainy days too if I get to stay indoors for them 😛 Today’s definitely been a gray day but I had to go to class and commute, so bleh. But now I get to stay in a bake!! 😀 haha So that makes up for it 😛

  5. Little Bookworm says

    Your muffin looks amazing – great idea of Heather’s to cook it in the microwave! 🙂 Love the idea of pizza muffins too!

  6. Moni'sMeals says

    love this version Katie, I will try it out!

    I love lazy days and never get them BUT I had 2 last minute cancelations tonight so I scored a “chill” night with dogs and husband before he heads out. So I guess tonight is a “lazy” one. ;)I work weekends too so I really need more of these lazy moments, hehe.

    I love rainy days too. 🙂

  7. Natalie says

    I rarely like rain whether it is cold or not, but I do love wind. 🙂 Those Cheesy Broccoli Muffins sound delicious! What I am really excited about though is… I didn’t know there was a coconut oil spray!! I am so happy to know it exists, now I need to get my hands on some.

  8. Victoria says

    I made this using chocolate silk as the liquid. Not a true “cookie dough” unless it was a choco-choco cookie, but was so good!

  9. gaby says

    Oh my goodness, please post a savory version of this. That broccolli/nutch sounds amazing, but i dont trust myself to make it any good!

  10. Sophie says

    Let’s see…

    1) Your food is awesome

    2) You made a Friends reference

    3) Because of this I now love you [refer to #s 1 and 2]

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