Pistachios; one of nature’s most savouriest treats, these nuts are enjoyed all across the world and can be pretty addictive, today we are going to take a look at how to combine these savory nuts with an equally appetizing baked dessert; the muffin. There are a lot of ways to make muffins, we are going to be following a basic pistacio muffin recipe.
The Muffin Mix
This mix follows a pretty traditional recipe which makes it incredibly easy to prepare, you need the most basic ingredients to prepare it:
- 2 cups of flour
- 3/4 cups of sugar
- 2 t. baking powder
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1 1/2 cups of oatmeal
Once you have everything ready, just mix it all together and then store it in an airtight container, you can store this mix for quite some time, so if you make muffins often then you can prepare batches beforehand to save time in the future. Another great thing about this mix is that its simplicity allows you to be more flexible with the nature of the mix, you can make additions and slight variations to suit your tastes without much trouble.
Now that you have your very own personalized muffin mix ready for use, you can bring your attention onto the main ingredient of this recipe; the pistachios, try finding already shelled pistachios in order to save time, but if you cannot find any or simply find shelling pistachios to be a fun thing to do then you can grab some from your closest source and start shelling away. Make sure to use roasted pistachios to get that perfect nutty taste, salted nuts will be more preferable since they will add a nice savory touch to your muffins.
After you are done with the shelling, chop your nuts and add them to the mix, the backing process is pretty standard, if you want to make your muffins really stand out, then you can even add a bit of green food coloring to them. However, if you prefer muffins with a more classical and natural look then simply leave out the food coloring, pistachio muffins look superb all on their own.
Now you have a great batch of delicious pistachio muffins at your disposal, eat them in breakfast, lunch or at any time when you can no longer keep a hold of your cravings. The hardest part about making pistachio muffins is preparing the pistachios, so if you can find a bag of already shelled and chopped nuts, then you are going to have a much easier time in preparing these delicious treats.
A batch of muffins can easily stay fresh for several weeks if you store it properly, make sure to keep your muffins in an airtight container in order to keep them from losing their moisture or if you do not have an airtight container then put them in a regular container and place a slice of bread in there along with them. The bread will keep them moist and fresh for way longer, ensuring that you have a satisfactory supply of superb muffins at your disposal.