Pistachio Muffins

Pistachio Muffins

These pistachio muffins are not only delicious, but also easy to make. The beautiful green treats are great for breakfast or as a snack.
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  • Serves: 12 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a 12-cup muffin tray with paper or silicone liners.
  2. Step 2

    Put 3/4 cup of the pistachios and half of the sugar into a food processor and pulse until the nuts are finely chopped like coarse sand.
  3. Step 3

    Add the remaining sugar, 4 tablespoons of softened butter, and eggs to the food processor. Pulse again to create a smooth lump-free batter.
  4. Step 4

    Add the flour into the food processor and pulse again until all the flour of it is incorporated. Do this quickly, as all the flour needs to be incorporated, but be careful not to overmix.
  5. Step 5

    Divide the cake batter equally between the muffin cups. Tap the tray lightly onto the work surface to settle the batter. Bake for about 30 minutes on the bottom shelf of the oven until they have risen and are a golden brown.
  6. Step 6

    Remove from the oven and cool on a rack. Do not remove the paper or silicone liners until they are completely cooled.
  7. Step 7

    Using a stand or hand mixer, cream together the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and powdered sugar until smooth. Keep in the refrigerator for decorating the muffins later. Finely chop the 2 tablespoons of pistachios for decorating.
  8. Step 8

    Spoon a little of the buttercream onto the cooled muffins and sprinkle with the chopped nuts. Enjoy!