Pistachio muffins one of my favorite muffins to make from my muffin mix recipe. It is a universal mix (okay, not quite. lemon poppyseed is not our friend with this muffin mix) that can be used for a whole bunch of different types of muffins. ai like using a prepared mix and then customizing it with my favorite kinds of muffins. Keeps it simple. You can also find the recipe for the muffin mix at the bottom of this post, if you would like to try it. I make up a batch of the basic muffin mix once a month or so to speed up our mornings. I also love that making my own mix allows me to control the ingredients that go into it.
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I couldn't find any shelled pistachios, so we had to shell them and chop them ourselves. Normally, I wouldn't bother with this and just move on to a different recipe. But, Katie really wanted Pistachio Muffins. So, we shelled them ourselves. And by we, I actually mean Katie. Isn't she cute? That's where she wanted to sit, in the middle of everything, because she didn't want to feel left out. Do you have pets or kids that do this, always need to be in the way?
No, these Pistachio muffins aren't the traditional bright green color. Why? We didn't want to add the food coloring required to get the green color. We aren't fans of food coloring simply for the sake of color. So we left it out. And we still think these muffins are pretty cute. They look less like a science experiment and more like a delicious breakfast muffin! If you like the green color go ahead and add the coloring! Usually, it's just a drop or two of green food coloring until you get the color you like. (For Saint Patricks Day you MUST add the food coloring, right!?!)
Look at that creepy smile! But you can see how beautiful these muffins are. They were Lanet's favorite. They're just so delicious and absolutely worth the trouble of shelling pistachios (Katie was right!).
If you can get your hand on already shelled and chopped pistachios (I know they exist!) this recipe will be very quick and easy. Try it out and see what you think!
We found shelled pistachios! Here they are!
We hope it makes your mornings easier and tastier. Perhaps you could even take a weekend afternoon for a little pistachio shelling on the kitchen floor? I highly recommend it!