Saint Patrick’s Day Recipe: Green Pistachio Muffin Recipe

Raise your hand if you are looking for an awesome Saint Patrick’s Day Recipe!  I know, I have not really posted many, it’s only because I knew I would be posting my Green Pistachio Muffin Recipe, and they are so much better than any green cupcake, or cake I have ever tasted!

Green Pistachio Muffin Recipe  I actually made these for the 2nd time the other day, and they are addicting, even my husband likes them and he doesn’t care for muffins.  It’s the pistachio, he could care less if they are green, or pink!

Green PistachioSaint Patrick’s Day Recipe: Green Pistachio Muffin Recipe

This yummy, crunchy muffin top and moist inside the green pistachio muffin has a great pistachio flavor, you are going to want to make these all year long!  They will be great pink for Easter and red for Christmas!  The top is nice and crunch, and the inside is so soft with little pieces of pistachio!  Yummy, whether you are looking for a Saint Patrick’s Day Recipe or just a good Muffin Recipes you cannot go wrong with these.

 Saint Patrick’s Day green muffinsGreen Pistachio Muffin Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 box of instant pistachio pudding (3.4 ounce package)
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cups brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Dash of sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract (can use vanilla extract)

Topping

  • AA Coarse Sugar (optional, but gives a good sweet flavor.)

Directions for this fabulous Green Pistachio Muffin Recipe

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees, and prepare muffin pan.  I use the liners, because it’s easier, less messy, and makes them easier to store.
  • In a large mixing bowl mix all dry ingredients – pudding, flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt.
  • In a different mixing bowl mix all wet ingredients, medium mix eggs, almond extract, milk, and oil. Do not add food coloring yet
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients, and add 2 drops of food coloring.  Add more 2 drops at a time until you get desired color.
  • Cover using AA Coarse Sugar.  I personally like to use a lot, it gives everything a really nice flavor and makes the top of the muffin a little crunchy which I like.
  • Fill muffin cups and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until toothpick done.
  • Allow to cool and enjoy.

green muffinsAnother topping choice:

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • ¼ sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon pistachio flavor

Directions

  • After your muffins are cooked use a pastry brush to paint on the muffin topping.  Allow to cool, and enjoy!

Saint Patrick’s Day Recipe: Green Pistachio Muffin Recipe

We hope you enjoy our fabulous Saint Patrick’s Day recipe, it’s fun and super green!  Oh, and remember make it any time of the year! The great things is that you can make this Pistachio Muffin Recipe any time of year, it’s great for summer, winter, fall, and all the holidays!  Enjoy, and do let me know how they turn out if you make them.

Green Pistachio Muffin Recipe
If you are looking for a great recipe for Saint Patricks Day you cannot got wrong with this fabulous Green Pistachio Muffin Recipe! It's super yummy, and the added sugar on top gives it just the right amount of sweetness.
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Prep Time
35 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
35 min
Cook Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 box of instant pistachio pudding (3.4 ounce package)
  2. 1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  3. ¾ cups granulated sugar
  4. ½ cups brown sugar
  5. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  6. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  7. Dash of sea salt
  8. 2 eggs
  9. 1 cup of milk
  10. ½ cup vegetable oil
  11. Food coloring (optional)
  12. ½ teaspoon almond extract
  13. Topping
  14. AA Coarse Sugar (optional, but gives a good sweet flavor.)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees, and prepare muffin pan. I use the liners, because it’s easier, less messy, and makes them easier to store.
  2. In a large mixing bowl mix all dry ingredients - pudding, flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt.
  3. In a different mixing bowl mix all wet ingredients, medium mix eggs, almond extract, milk, and oil. Do not add food coloring yet
  4. Combine wet and dry ingredients, and add 2 drops of food coloring. Add more 2 drops at a time until you get desired color.
  5. Cover using AA coarse sugar. I like to put a nice amount of coarse sugar, it gives everything a really nice flavor, and makes the top of the muffin a little crunchy which I like. If you do not want it so sweet add less, or completely skip.
  6. Fill muffin cups and bake for about 20 minutes, or until toothpick done.
Notes
  1. Another topping choice is
  2. 2 tablespoons melted butter
  3. ¼ sugar
  4. 1/8 teaspoon pistachio flavor
  5. After your muffins are cooked use a pastry brush to paint on the muffin topping. Allow to cool, and enjoy!
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  • katrina c.

    pistachio muffins???? yes please! these look delish!

  • Michael Lambert

    I really like pistachios and these sound really good. I will to see about giving these a try.

  • Lorayne Gothard

    Im going to pin this at make it for my husband. He loves pistachios and would love these muffins!! Thank you for the recipe!!

  • Francesca Pritchard

    Wow, these look delicious! I’m going to give them a try!

  • Valerie Guerrero

    they look delicious and colorful my kids would love these

  • Claire D

    I love pistachio ice cream so I think I may just have to try this one! Thanks for the recipe.

  • Em Ma

    These sound delicious! My husband absolutely loves pistachios, I think I’ll have to make them for him this weekend! Thanks!

  • sarah jerome

    what cool recipe for st patty’s day.. thanks for sharing… looks yummy

  • Diana Scholz

    Pistachio MAY be one of my favorite flavors of anything!

  • Dorothy Boucher

    this definitely sounds like a good recipe and who doesn’t love pistachios , another great recipe, thanks for share :) @tisonlyme143

  • http://everymomspage.com Lai

    it looks delicious, thanks for sharing

  • Linda Treadwell

    These muffins look so tasty. Even though St. Paddy’s day was yesterday, I’m going to make these muffins. I’ll taste-test the first batch and want to make them for Christmastime, too. Great review.

  • Rachele W.

    I love muffins topped with that crunchy course sugar. But, my dad would love this…he’s such a nut for anything Pistachio [no pun intended]!!!

  • tj

    I do love pistachios but not sure how I feel about them in baked goods?

    • http://jennsblahblahblog.com Jenn

      I thought the same thing but it’s pretty yummy… I think it’s perfect with the muffin typically I don’t like muffins they are too sweet, these are perfect not sweet but on the top where you put the sugar….

  • Eric Aparri

    I love it! i will surely try this one at home! looks delicious in the picture what more if serves infront of me! excited :)

  • Mia

    Cant wait to make these.

  • denise lowTomorrow

    Tomorrow I might make the muffins they look great.Thanks for the recipes.

  • Julie Wood

    I love these colorful looking muffins using pistachio pudding. I bet they taste moist from adding the pudding to these muffins. I would love to have these for St. Patrick’s Day!

  • Peggy Johnson

    This looks delicious, there are not many pistachio recipes out there.

  • Deborah D

    I hope my sister will help me make these for St. Patrick’s day. I love the green food coloring.

  • http://jennsblahblahblog.com/saint-patricks-day-recipe-green-pistachio-muffin-recipe/ Wanda Tracey

    I love pistachio nuts and I am happy they are an ingredient in these muffins.I know these are so perfect for St.atrick’s day but I will be making them more often because they look delicious.

  • RICHARD HICKS

    This is really interesting and different. Certainly appropriate for St Patricks day! Would love to try one!

  • Jessica Beard

    Thanks for sharing. These look so yummy and festive!

  • tamra gibson

    Just when I think you can’t surprise me anymore you throw something like this in. You are so freakin creative and apparently a master of many things. This not only sounds delicious it also has health benefits. I do like pistachios but to be honest I like them more in something verses plain. I also love muffins, my grandson will b 5 on St. Patrick’s day so u have done all the hard work for me again. I love also that you don’t deleted posts on your blog because unfortunately I don’t have the best of luck with my old computers and if I lose something I just come back here. You all are the best… Thanks for sharing

  • Rebecca Swenor

    These are the best muffins ever. Love them.

  • Barbara Mc / Whenihave Time

    Those are so pretty and look so good. Thank you for the recipe!

  • denise low

    I will try this for saint patricks day lunch. Looks very good. thanks

  • Dianna Thomas

    What a great St.Patrick Days treat– so now I need to be adding this to my collection–yumm–thanks for sharing

  • Amber S

    I LOVE the green muffins!

  • Meredith

    I don’t do foods with food coloring but pistachio muffins sound yummy! I love pistachios :)

  • Jessica Medina

    I think my kids would get a kick out of these simply because they are green! :)

  • https://www.facebook.com/SandraBeeman Sandra Beeman

    I don’t recall ever seeing such a good-looking muffin. I’ve never had the chance either to taste Pistachio other than ice cream. I’d like to make this muffins this week and deliver a few to family and friends. They would be thrilled with this St. Patrick’s Day treat.

  • nicole dz

    These look super yummy! And what a great recipe for st. patricks day! Also would be good for a tea party! Love the ingredients also!!

  • Nicole Becker

    Now this looks like a really yummy and easy recipe!!! I tried a new recipe tonight with corned beef, red potatoes and cabbage and it turned out absolutely HORRIBLE!! Hopefully this one is better.

  • robyn donnelly

    They sounds awesome and look great too. I like those nuts too.

  • M.Clark

    This looks delicious!! The only other food that I know of that has pistachio nuts as an ingredient is pistachio ice cream. I cannot wait to try this, thank you for sharing this recipe.

  • Alison Gibb

    I just got so hungry looking at these pictures! I love Pistachio muffins!!

  • keish

    looks good, I attempt to make it

  • krystel

    i love pistachios

  • http://jennsblahblahblog.com/saint-patricks-day-recipe-green-pistachio-muffin-recipe/ Wanda Tracey

    Well these are just so perfect for St.Patty’s Day.I live near the little town of “Douglas” renouned for being the town of the leprechauns and each year on St.Patrick’s Day people gather from all around and bring food and deserts to dine and celebrate and drink green beer too.I would love to take these muffins and share the recipe with my fellow leprechauns this year.Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  • melisa

    These look great, I think I’d opt for the butter frosting for them because for some reason I just want to put butter on them, maybe the nuts?

  • Sweta Sonulkar

    I never heard of pistachio muffin ,this looks yummy and delicious

  • Shannon

    These look lovely. Thank you for sharing with us.

  • lisa

    I generally don’t like muffins. This recipe, with the addition of the pudding sounds good though. I love pistachio pudding. I’m looking forward to trying these. Thanks!

    • http://jennsblahblahblog.com Jenn

      they are super yummy I like them becasue they are not realy sweet except on the top.. very good was happy with the way they turned out.

  • mindy cole

    These look so good