Sometimes a recipe is just too good to wait on. Still, you’ve meant to fancy up the finished product a bit, to plate it prettily, to use the big camera to take nice photos — and so you hesitate. This is a food blog after all. But also sometimes you have a friend – hi Kat! – who’s recently had a baby and had mentioned she might be interested in some more whole grain g-f goodness (she was one of my recipe testers for ‘Flourless.’ so I’m especially mindful of not keeping this one to myself for too long). And you know that while you could bake another batch of these naturally gluten-free chocolate muffins loaded with pistachios and dried cherries you and do all that food blogger-y stuff first — you really, really should just go ahead and write up the recipe just as soon as you can. So here they are, as-is, Insta-pix only. I’m not sorry.

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