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Matcha Green Tea & Pistachios Muffin - St Patrick's day recipe by The Petite Cook

Matcha Green Tea & Pistachio Muffins

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: English
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Matcha Green Tea & Pistachio Muffins - The best way to celebrate St Patrick's day is adding a touch of green on your daily muffin income!
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  • 140 g butter softened
  • 140 g muscovado sugar
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 140 g self-raising flour
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1 tbsp Matcha green tea
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 very ripe banana mashed
  • 4 tbsp pistachio chopped plus extra for decorating


  • Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then slowly add the eggs with a little flour.
  • Fold in the remaining flour, banana, matcha tea, pistachio, orange zest, a pinch of salt and baking powder.
  • Pour the mixture into a prepared muffin tin, filling almost to the top each mould. Top each muffin with extra chopped pistachio and a pinch of caster sugar.
  • Bake for about 5 mins at 425F/200C, then lower to 360F/180C and continue to bake for 10 mins, or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Cool in the tin for 10 mins, then remove to a wire rack and serve. Enjoy!