Pistachio Yogurt Muffins with Butter Crumble and Vanilla Glaze

Delight in the unique flavor and texture of these Pistachio Yogurt Muffins, a perfect treat for any occasion. Featuring a soft, moist base made with Greek-style yogurt and ground pistachios, these muffins are topped with a crunchy pistachio crumble and a sweet vanilla glaze, combining to create a dessert that’s as tasty as it is attractive.

Why You’ll Love This

These muffins are a delightful blend of nutty pistachio flavors and creamy yogurt, providing a rich and satisfying texture. The buttery crumble adds a wonderful crunch, while the vanilla glaze offers a perfectly sweet finishing touch. This recipe is straightforward, making it easy to whip up a batch for breakfast, brunch, or a sweet snack.

Perfect Occasion

These muffins are ideal for a sophisticated breakfast or brunch, a delightful addition to a coffee break, or a sweet end to a meal. They’re also great for gatherings like baby showers or afternoon tea, where a handheld, easy-to-serve dessert is desired. The elegant flavor profile makes them a hit among adults and children alike.

Decoration Tips

  1. Extra Pistachios: Garnish with additional chopped pistachios on top of the glaze for added crunch and visual appeal.
  2. Edible Flowers: Add a few edible flowers for a pop of color, making them perfect for springtime events.
  3. Dusting of Powdered Sugar: A light dusting of powdered sugar over the glazed muffins can add an extra touch of sweetness and sophistication.
  4. Lemon Zest: Sprinkle lemon zest over the glaze to add a citrusy twist that complements the pistachios.
  5. Pistachio Pieces: For an extra nutty flavor, press whole pistachio pieces into the crumble before baking.


  • For the Muffin Batter:
    • 180g sugar
    • 240g flour
    • 1 packet baking powder
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 240ml buttermilk
    • 120ml sunflower oil
    • 80g Greek-style yogurt
    • 1 tbsp vanilla sugar
    • 1/2 bottle bitter almond flavor
    • 80g ground pistachios
  • For the Pistachio Crumble:
    • 40g cold butter
    • 70g flour
    • 20g sugar
    • 1 tsp vanilla sugar
    • 20g chopped pistachios
  • For the Vanilla Glaze:
    • 100g icing sugar
    • 1 tsp vanilla sugar
    • 2 tbsp milk
  1. Prepare the Oven and Muffin Tin:
    • Preheat the oven to 190°C (374°F) with both top and bottom heat. Butter a 12-cup muffin tin or line it with paper liners.
  2. Make the Muffin Batter:
    • In a mixer or using a hand mixer, combine sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, buttermilk, sunflower oil, Greek-style yogurt, vanilla sugar, and bitter almond flavor. Mix for 30 seconds on medium speed until smooth.
    • Stir in the ground pistachios until just incorporated.
  3. Prepare the Pistachio Crumble:
    • In a small bowl, knead together cold butter, flour, sugar, vanilla sugar, and chopped pistachios until the mixture forms coarse crumbs.
  4. Assemble the Muffins:
    • Fill the muffin cups with the batter.
    • Top each with an even layer of pistachio crumble.
    • Sprinkle additional chopped pistachios over the crumble.
  5. Bake:
    • Place the muffin tin on the middle shelf of the oven and bake for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  6. Prepare the Vanilla Glaze:
    • While the muffins are cooling, whisk together icing sugar, vanilla sugar, and milk until smooth.
  7. Finish and Serve:
    • Once the muffins are cool, drizzle the vanilla glaze over the top.
    • Allow the glaze to set before serving.

Enjoy these deliciously unique Pistachio Yogurt Muffins with Butter Crumble and Vanilla Glaze, a perfect combination of nutty, creamy, and sweet flavors in every bite!

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