Pistachios are commonly known as nuts, however, they are not nuts. Botanically speaking, pistachios are classified as drupes or fruits that have a hard, shell-like covering. Pistachios are handy for snacks and desserts. As a matter of fact, you can use pistachio for almost anything? 

Running out of ideas? Try out this amazing pistachio muffin recipe. Mixed with lemon zest and cinnamon, this muffin recipe is surely aromatic and can wow anyone. It will also undoubtedly bring life to any party.

This recipe is easy to follow. All you need are pistachios, some flour, and a big ounce of creativity and you’re good to go!

How To Make Fantastic Pistachio Muffin

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Satiate your muffin cravings with some delicious pistachio muffins!
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35 mins


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup pistachios chopped
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. rum extract
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Grease 10-12 muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Cream the butter.
  • Add in the salt, ground nutmeg, lemon zest, baking powder, milk. Mix well.
  • Add in the chopped pistachios, granulated sugar, flour, rum extract, vanilla extract and one egg at a time.
  • Scoop batter into each prepared muffin tin.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • Sprinkle sugar over the top and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 376IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 1mg

Commonly Asked Questions

Why are my muffins flat?

Sometimes leaving your batter to sit for too long can cause the baking powder to spend itself before baking. Alternatively, not letting your batter to rest at all can cause it to sink as well. So what are you supposed to do? This will all depend on the type of baking powder you use. For this recipe, we used a single-acting baking powder. Using such will require you to send off your muffins to the oven immediately after mixing. If, however, you’re using a double-acting baking powder, then you can leave your batter to rest for 5-10 minutes.

Are pistachio muffins good for you?

These pistachio muffins are arguably healthier than more commercial ones, simply because they’re homemade! As such, you can adjust your ingredients accordingly to create a more personalized batter that works for you. Pistachios alone have a lot of health benefits, so you can’t go wrong with enjoying some pistachio muffins every now and then.



These pistachio muffins are sure to become an instant fave in your recipe book. Not only do they pack a lot of flavor -- from a bit of zest to that pistachio taste we all know and love -- they're also lovely to look at thanks to their soft green color. With this recipe, tasty pistachio muffins will be easy for you to enjoy anytime!