These raspberry pistachio muffins are easy to make and will leave a wonderful cinnamon aroma in your kitchen. Be aware though that because these freshly baked treats are so irresistible, they won't stay long in your household!
If you love desserts as much as we do, you probably have a special muffin memory that’s stayed with you forever. Maybe it was when you were a kid and walked into your grandma's house on a bad day and the smell of freshly baked muffins took all your sorrows away. Or perhaps someone special surprised you with homemade muffins, and you realized right then and there that if there was anything sweeter than the baked goods themselves, it was the lovely gesture. Or maybe taking a bite of these raspberry pistachio muffins will be your life-changing muffin moment...
“Baking is love made edible.”
What’s special about the combination of raspberry and pistachio?
We can’t get enough of the berry and nuts combo in baking, and the raspberry and pistachios combo is our new favourite. The two complement each other very well, with the berries adding a soft sour tartness and the nuts bringing crunch to the moist muffins. Another reason to include berries in your next baking project is that they give sweetness from natural sugar, allowing you to lessen the amount of additional sugar. And if you prefer your muffins to be less sweet, like we do, pistachios provide a somewhat salty flavour that helps to cut through the sweetness.
What makes this recipe so simple?
The fact that we used a muffin mix from our friends at Flow Bake in this recipe made our muffin baking experience much smoother. Baking healthily without gluten, white sugar, and butter is not an easy task! However, with the use of this muffin mix, you don't have the hassle of figure out what gluten free flours to use or where to get them. All the necessary dry ingredients are already in the pouch, including unrefined coconut sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon spice. Baking that is good for you has never been simpler!
Would this recipe be suitable for vegan or gluten-free diet?
Yes! This muffin recipe is both gluten-free and vegan. In fact, this recipe does not include gluten because we used a gluten-free muffin mix. And as for the wet ingredients, we used soya yogurt instead of eggs to make the recipe vegan.
In case you’d like to top your muffins with buttercream but want it to be vegan, make sure to use vegan butter.
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