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These Pistachio Muffins taste like they came from a bakery with their perfectly domed tops and delicious pistachio flavor. 

Angled photo of Pistachio Muffins on a wire rack.

 

How do you get a perfectly domed muffin top?

The secret to that perfectly domed muffin top is to blast the muffin batter with super high heat when you first place it into the oven, and then let it finish baking at a slightly lower temperature.  The high heat causes the steam in the muffins to release quickly, making the muffin puff up and create that perfect dome on top.  We start our muffins at 425 degrees F. After about 7 minutes, reduce the heat in the oven to 350 degrees F. Watch your muffins closely as they finish baking.  Ovens vary slightly so your cooking time may vary as some ovens will brown the muffins more than others. Pull your muffins out of the oven as soon as they are golden brown on top.

How to keep muffins from sticking:

You can bake muffins directly in a muffin tin, or use paper liners. To keep the muffins from sticking, use a nonstick pan and lightly grease the pan with nonstick cooking spray. If using liners, spray the liners themselves with a light coating of nonstick cooking spray to keep the muffins from sticking to the wrapper.

Close up of Pistachio Muffins on a wire rack.

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Close up of Pistachio Muffins on a wire rack.
These Pistachio Muffins taste like they came from a bakery with their perfectly domed tops and delicious pistachio flavor. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup salted butter melted
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3.4 ounce package instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar for topping optional
Instructions
  • Preheat an oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  • In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to beat together melted butter with sugar, about 1 minute. Add in eggs and vanilla extract and beat until just combined.
  • Add in pistachio pudding mix, baking powder, salt, and milk. Mix to combine. Add in all-purpose flour and mix until flour has been incorporated.
  • Divide batter amongst each muffin cup, filling 3/4 full. Sprinkle tops with sugar crystals (optional).
  • Bake in the preheated 425 degree oven for 7 minutes. After 7 minutes, reduce the heat in the oven to 350 degrees F and continue baking 10 minutes, until muffin is cooked all the way through. Remove from muffin tin and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 282mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pisatchio Muffin
Close up of Pistachio Muffins on a wire rack.
These Pistachio Muffins taste like they came from a bakery with their perfectly domed tops and delicious pistachio flavor. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup salted butter melted
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3.4 ounce package instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar for topping optional
Instructions
  • Preheat an oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  • In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to beat together melted butter with sugar, about 1 minute. Add in eggs and vanilla extract and beat until just combined.
  • Add in pistachio pudding mix, baking powder, salt, and milk. Mix to combine. Add in all-purpose flour and mix until flour has been incorporated.
  • Divide batter amongst each muffin cup, filling 3/4 full. Sprinkle tops with sugar crystals (optional).
  • Bake in the preheated 425 degree oven for 7 minutes. After 7 minutes, reduce the heat in the oven to 350 degrees F and continue baking 10 minutes, until muffin is cooked all the way through. Remove from muffin tin and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 282mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pisatchio Muffin
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