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Matcha Pistachio Muffin with a Tea cup in the background.
Matcha Pistachio Muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
19 mins
Total Time
29 mins

These matcha pistachio muffins are delicious, easy to make, and a stunning shade of natural green!

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9 -12
Calories: 295 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup organic granulated sugar, plus 2 teaspoons for topping
  • 1 tablespoon ceremonial grade matcha
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unflavored and unsweetened non-dairy milk (room temperature)
  • cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup shelled roasted and salted pistachios, roughly chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and line 9 to 12 cups of a muffin tin with papers.

  2. Whisk the flour, ½ cup of sugar, matcha, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon zest, and salt together in a large mixing bowl.

  3. In a separate bowl or large liquid measuring cup, stir together the milk, oil, lemon juice, and vanilla.

  4. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and stir just until combined.

  5. Divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle the pistachios on top, followed by 2 teaspoons of sugar.

  6. Bake the muffins for 15 to 19 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

  7. Place the muffin tin on a cooling rack and allow the muffins to cool before removing them from the tin.

Nutrition Facts
Matcha Pistachio Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin (1/9 or recipe))
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 1.4g7%
Sodium 154mg6%
Potassium 293mg8%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 2.4g10%
Sugar 12.3g14%
Protein 5.7g11%
Calcium 99mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.