If you’re always in the mood to try some new muffin flavor combos, pistachio muffins should be next on your list. They’ll win you over with their sweet and nutty flavor, and here are three useful tips that will make them taste like they came straight from a bakery.
Pistachios are naturally green, but that doesn’t always mean that they’ll give your muffins a striking green color that they’re best known for. It’s common to use food coloring to achieve this effect, but adding matcha powder to your batter is a much better option because it’s a natural ingredient.
Making pistachio muffins without actual pistachios may seem crazy, but many recipes only call for pistachio pudding mix. Even though they can taste delicious, your muffins will be crunchier and more natural if you add some chopped pistachios to the mix, as well.
All kinds of muffins can benefit from super high heat when you first place them into the oven. Baking them at a high heat will help them raise quickly and give them a signature high dome of bakery-style pistachio muffins, but you can slightly lower the heat as you go along.