KITCHEN CORNER: Pistachio muffins

By Ellen Cawood

I’m so excited because this week is Saint Patrick’s Day. I feel like it is a very under-rated holiday, but with this past year taking any form of fun away, I think it is important to make this Saint Patrick’s day as fun as possible.

I was looking up a recipe to pay homage to Irish culture, but wasn’t inspired by anything that I wanted to share. However, I did find a recipe that is bright green and fun for the kids while also being tasty for adults.

Pistachio Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 box of instant pistachio pudding
  • 1 2/3 cup of all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • dash of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of milk
  • ½ cup of vegetable oil
  • green food coloring
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 375 degrees. Spray muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl mix all the dry ingredients including pudding, flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt. In a separate bowl mix all the wet ingredients including eggs, vanilla extract, and oil.
  3. Combine dry and wet ingredients. Add 2 drops of green food coloring. You can add more until you get the desired color you want.
  4. Pour batter in tin ¾ the way full. Sprinkle with AA sugar to create a beautiful, crunchy, sweet topping.
  5. Bake the muffins for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick done. Allow them to cool and enjoy!