Cranberry Pistachio Chocolate Muffins Recipe

These Cranberry Pistachio Chocolate Muffins are so perfect for a snack or breakfast treat for any time of the year. This recipe was one of the early recipes originally shared way back 0n November 24, 2009. I thought I’d reintroduce it since not only is it a fantastic muffin recipe but it also comes with a song by my beloved. Yes, it’s a bonus.

These Cranberry Pistachio Chocolate Muffins are so perfect for a snack or breakfast treat for any time of the year.

You’re in for a treat. Instead of telling you all about how yummy this muffin recipe is, my husband, who I love so much, wrote a song about these Cranberry Pistachio Chocolate Muffins that he loved so much (he loves me too, much more). Never a dull moment around here folks.

Take it away, Randy …

Hope you enjoyed the little ditty. In our home we break out in song at the drop of a hat, but these muffins were definitely song worthy.

These Cranberry Pistachio Chocolate Muffins are super easy with a great cast of ingredients: butter, chocolate, cranberries and pistachios are the main players. Such a tasty combination! I do like how cranberries add a little tartness to counter the sweetness in these muffins. Mix them all up with some eggs, flour, sugar and a splash of vanilla and you’ve got yourself some muffins that’ll make you sing. Or at least hum a little.

These Cranberry Pistachio Chocolate Muffins are so perfect for a snack or breakfast treat for any time of the year. These Cranberry Pistachio Chocolate Muffins are so perfect for a snack or breakfast treat for any time of the year. These Cranberry Pistachio Chocolate Muffins are so perfect for a snack or breakfast treat for any time of the year.

 So good.

For real.

Make ’em and you can see for yourself. And maybe you’ll sing a little too.

These Cranberry Pistachio Chocolate Muffins are so perfect for a snack or breakfast treat for any time of the year.

This recipe came way through my friend, Ansley, from her mom who I’ve never met but I love like a mom too for this fabulous muffin recipe. Thank you Ansley’s mom. The muffins were originally called Traveling Muffins but since they inspired song they’ve been renamed. (Another reason I renamed them is because, as a traveling muffin, they wouldn’t last long in my car.) The original also called for raisins (instead of cranberries) and pecans (instead of pistachios).

I hope you enjoy this muffin recipe. Here are a few other muffin recipes to check out while you’re here:

Cranberry Pistachio Chocolate Muffins Recipe
 
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An easy cranberry, chocolate, and pistachio muffin perfect for any time of the year.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: Makes 10 jumbo muffins.
Ingredients
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 3 squares (3 0z.) semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 cup cranberries (washed and dried)
  • 1¾ cup shelled dry roasted, salted pistachios
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1¾ cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees F.
  2. Grease muffin tins or use paper liners.
  3. In a small saucepan over low heat melt butter and chocolate.
  4. Add cranberries and pistachios. Let cool. Did you hear that? Let it cool, man.
  5. Mix together flour, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Do NOT beat; just mix until combined. Over mixing ain’t good – it makes for one tough muffin.
  6. Fill prepared muffin tin with batter. For jumbo muffins, use about ⅓ cup batter per muffin.
  7. Bake 30-35 minutes for jumbo muffins or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle. Adjust cook time depending on muffin size.

Updated. Originally published 11/24/09.