Talk about a flavor & texture overload! Be the hero your family needs and serve these Banana Cranberry Pistachio Muffins with Chocolate Glaze for every holiday breakfast!
GUYS. Write this down.
It’s been exactly ONE MONTH since my last pumpkin flavored post.
I know, I know. I, too, am in shock. You all know I am The Most Basic Girl That Ever Lived, so the fact that fall is half over and there weren’t even gourds on my front page for Halloween is kind of a big deal. Of course, don’t think I’m over it – I’m still pumpkin spicing up everything in sight.
But rest assured, this isn’t a pumpkin recipe, either.
Banana Cranberry Pistachio Muffins with Chocolate Glaze!
…these are definitely one of my favorite things to come out of our kitchen this season.
And again…not pumpkin.
They’re actually the most glorious combo of banana bread, holiday cranberry, and pistachio chai, with just enough chocolate to tie it all together. Annnnnnnd they’re muffins, so they’re completely convenient, portable, and definitely hard to stop eating.
I honestly should never make muffins. Abe and I can tear up an entire batch in 2 days, easy.
I wish I could say the same about salads.
These would look so pretty on your holiday breakfast or brunch table, don’t you think?
I was a little conservative with my chocolate glaze drizzling on these banana cranberry pistachio muffins, but you are more than welcome to go crazy if you want. Just because these look pretty and styled and imperfectly perfect doesn’t mean I didn’t dunk these bad boys into the bowl of chocolate back there between each bite.
That said, more chocolate has never ruined any recipe in the history of food. Don’t bother arguing if you feel otherwise because I’m not listening to your nasty slander.
Hell, if you want to whip a batch of chocolate ganache, pipe it on, and turn these into cupcakes, you’d pretty much be my hero. When’s brunch?
EVEN MORE DELICIOUS FALL FLAVORED MUFFIN RECIPES, ALSO PERFECT FOR HOLIDAY BREAKFASTS (AND INCLUDING PUMPKIN!):
How have you guys been enjoying the 12 Days of Thanksgiving? Have you started planning your menu for next week yet? Have a look at ours and see how yours compares!
More delicious cranberry recipes to love!
If you love this recipe, please consider leaving a 5 STAR RATING! If you really love it, leave us a comment and let us know – we appreciate all forms of feedback!
Join in on the fun in our Facebook group! Feel free to share YOUR favorite recipes, ask questions, help out your fellow home cooks, and see what’s new with The Crumby Kitchen (so that you never miss a new recipe)! If you’d like to check it out, you can request to join HERE.
Also, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and tag #crumbykitchen so we can see all the wonderful recipes YOU recreate from this site!
You can also enjoy exclusive content before anyone else by subscribing to our weekly newsletter – and you’ll never miss a delicious recipe again!
Banana Cranberry Pistachio Muffins with Chocolate Glaze
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon chai spice mix or ground cinnamon
- Pinch kosher salt
- 3 ripe bananas mashed
- 1 egg beaten
- ⅓ cup unsalted butter melted and cooled
- ⅓ cup brown sugar packed
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ cup fresh or frozen cranberries
- ¾ cup pistachios chopped
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 ounces dark chocolate chopped
- ¾ cup powdered sugar sifted
- 2 tablespoons boiling water
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a standard 12-muffin pan with cupcake liners, or spray the cups with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, chai spice mix, and salt in large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix mashed bananas, egg, melted butter, brown sugar, milk, and vanilla.
- Stir the banana mixture into dry ingredients just until blended (do not overmix). Gently fold in the cranberries and pistachios.
- Divide batter evenly into each muffin tin, filling each about 3/4 to almost full. Bake muffins until tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20-22 minutes. Transfer muffins to rack and cool.
- Combine the butter and chocolate in a saucepan over low heat. Stir until melted.
- Whisk the powdered sugar into the butter-chocolate mixture. Continue whisking and gradually add boiling water until the mixture reaches your desired consistency. Add more powdered sugar if it comes out too thin, more water if too thick. Whisk in the vanilla last and remove from heat. Allow to cool slightly.
- Drizzle or pipe over the cooled muffins. Return it to the heat if it thickens.
Wendy Klik says
These sound delicious, although pumpkin and cranberries do pair very well together. I have never paired bananas with cranberries but this recipe has inspired me.
I love how pretty these muffins are…they would be perfect to bring to a brunch!
Woah! This looks really good and I am thinking of serving this for the holidays. The chocolate glaze is just perfect. Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea. I am so excited to try this.
run 3 says
Look so yummy! cant wait to make this tonight!
yahoo sign up says
Look so yummy! cant wait to make this tonight!
Thanks for the helpful information you shared with us.