Bakery-Style Pistachio Muffins Recipe Is How to Muffin In March by Donna John

Bakery-Style Pistachio Muffins Recipe Is How to Muffin In March

Moist and full of pistachio flavor, this pistachio muffin recipe is addictive. The quick bakery-style muffin is also green, so they are perfect for St. Patrick's Day (March 17)! These delicious pistachio muffins really do taste like the ones you'd buy at a bakery. This easy muffin recipe is a sweet and satisfying snack, or serve a basket of them for breakfast or brunch.

The moist, bakery-style pistachio muffins are made with melted butter, granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, a box of instant pistachio pudding mix, baking powder, salt, milk, flour and chopped pistachios. The butter and sugar are creamed together with an electric mixer and then the eggs and vanilla are added. The pudding mix, baking powder, salt and milk are added, then the flour and chopped pistachios. Mix until just combined for the tenderest muffins. The muffins start out baking at 425 degrees F and then the temperature is reduced to 350 degrees F for the remaining baking time. The result is moist muffins that taste like they're from a baker.

If you want a more intense green color, put a few drops of green food coloring into the batter before baking. Because of the green color, this pistachio muffin recipe just screams St. Patrick's Day! Bake them in fun shamrock baking cups or green baking liners.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 16 to 18 minutes
Total Time: 26 to 28 minutes
Servings: 12 


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Recipe Notes

  • Add a few drops of green food coloring to add more color to the muffins.
  • Store the muffins in an airtight container on the counter. 

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Beat the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer for about 1 minute. Add the eggs and vanilla. Beat until combined.
  2. Add the pudding mix, baking powder, salt and milk. Stir to combine. 
  3. Add the flour and stir until combined.
  4. Fold in the pistachios, if using.
  5. Fill muffin cups lined with baking liners about 3/4 full with the batter. Sprinkle with granulated sugar.
  6. Bake in a preheated 425-degree F oven for 7 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees F and continue to bake another 9 to 11 minutes or until cooked. Remove and cool.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 185

Total Fat: 5.3g

Saturated Fat: 2.7g

Cholesterol: 71mg

Sodium: 178mg

Total Carbohydrate: 23.2g

Dietary Fiber: 0.5g

Total Sugars: 9.7g

Protein: 4g

Vitamin D: 8mcg

Calcium: 55mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 146mg

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Elisa Schmitz
These are just as pretty as they are delicious. I'm all in! #yum
I've never had a pistachio muffin before but looks really tempting...
Diane Bennett
I just made these pistachio muffins and I unfortunately have to say the color green you show had to have food color to make it so green, and they are very dry...1/2 cup milk seemed to little??? I followed your recipe and they are nothing like you have posted. Maybe your measurements are off...I am not sure. Not bakery style...sorry

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