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Mar 29, 2021

White Chocolate Muffins with a Pistachio Glaze

These white chocolate muffins are a wonderful sweet breakfast treat, tea time snack, and even dessert. 

White chocolate muffins

These muffins are filled with finely chopped white chocolate and the resulting flavor is clearly white chocolate. It's so intriguing. 

There is a full candy bar-sized amount of white chocolate these 10 little muffins. 

White Chocolate Muffins with a Pistachio Topping

I topped these muffins with a powdered sugar glaze flavored with vanilla and a drop of pistacchio flavoring (a little bit goes a long way) and topped them with a little bit of chopped pistacchios. 

You definitely can can top these muffins with other glazes such as a walnut cinnamon streusel, a citrusy glaze, or a chocolate glaze

You could also stud the top of the muffins with a few white or dark chocolate chips. 

This recipe makes just 10 small muffins. I used an ice cream scoop to portion the thick batter into the muffin cups. To prevent the portioned batter to be lopsided, hold the scoop directly over the muffin cup upside down, and then pull the level. You will have a perfect mound that you won't have to adjust. 

White Chocolate Muffins with a Pistachios

You can also make these muffins in advance.  Just bake them, cool them, wrap them individually and then place them in a freezer bag and freeze them. 

When you are ready to serve the muffins, thaw them, still wrapped, at room temperature, and then glaze the muffins about 30 minutes before serving. 

One way to enjoy these for breakfast or tea is to split them and spread them with some raspberry jam, or if it's near the holidays, a little leftover cranberry sauce. Trust me, white chocolate and cranberry sauce go so well together! 

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White Chocolate Muffins with a Pistachio Glaze and chopped pistacchios

White Chocolate Muffins Recipe

White Chocolate Muffins Recipe
Yield: 10 servings
Author: Karen's Kitchen Stories
These white chocolate muffins are a wonderful sweet breakfast treat, tea time snack, and even dessert.


For the Muffins
  • 6 ounces all purpose flour 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3.5 ounces (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
  • 3.5 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped
  • 3.5 ounces (1 stick minus one teaspoon) salted butter
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
For the Glaze
  • 2/3 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tablespoon half and half, milk, or cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 drop pistacchio flavoring (optional)


  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Line 10 cavities of a muffin tin with muffin liners
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder
  4. In another bowl, whisk the melted butter, eggs, and sour cream. 
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. 
  6. Using a large cookie scoop, portion the batter among the 10 muffin cavities. 
  7. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack and then move the muffins to a wire rack. 
To Glaze the Muffins
  1. Whisk together the sugar, milk, and extracts. 
  2. Dip the muffins into the glaze and let excess drip off. 
  3. Turn the muffins over and sprinkle with a few pistacchios. 
white chocolate, pistacchios
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This recipe was inspired by La Tartine Gourmande 

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  1. These white chocolate muffins with pistachio looks really delicious perfect treat any day.

  2. Methinks these will be part of my weekly donation box..... do you think they are ok made one day before?

    1. Yes, they will be fine. Keep at room temp in an airtight container. Because there is no fruit in them, the glaze won't weep or get sticky.

  3. Thanks so much, Karen.... last week they got your AMAZING caramel topped cake, and they might get this now....

  4. Those are stunning! LOVE that you made a pistachio glaze! I'm drooling!

  5. What gorgeous muffins, Karen! Your photos are always so inviting.


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