Honey Glazed Pistachio Muffins

Early Bedouins were eager to exchange fresh goat meat, produce or woven baskets for the cardamom that burdened the camels of the tradesmen. Cardamom has always been a favorite of the Arabs with their coffees, main dishes and sweets. Honey is also a valuable ingredient for Arabs for its flavor and medical properties. Honey is used as a salve for burns, helping women gain strength after birth, cold and coughs and all around general health in the Kingdom. Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu 'alayhi wa Sallam said "Make use of the two remedies: honey and the Quran." (At-Tirmithi)

This evening I decided to make 5 perfect dainty muffins. They have no oil or butter in them and you will not dare miss it. The crunch of the pistachios, scent of the cardamom and sweet honey glaze will leave a light linger on your palate.

8-1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons buttermilk
4 tablespoons beaten egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
pinch salt
3 heaping tablespoons yogurt
3 tablespoons crushed pistachios
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
honey for glaze

1. Pre-heat oven to 350F. In a large mixing bowl add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cardamom, mix well.

2. Add buttermilk, egg, vanilla and yogurt, mix well. Fold in pistachios.

3. Line 5 liners into a muffin pan and fill 3/4 full with batter. Bake for 15-20 minutes until lightly browned and a toothpick comes out clean.

4. Brush honey on tops with a pasty brush.

Yields: 5

3 fabulous comments:

  1. Asmaa @ Bake It...8/02/2012

    MashAllah these look wonderful and the perfect dome shape, those muffin wrappers are cute too!

  2. Noor8/02/2012

    Thank you :)

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