You probably noticed that I keep track of these holidays, which give us a reason to cook and bake (if one even needs a reason to get baking). Pistachio Brownie Cake, because of its intense green color is also great for tomorrow’s holiday.

Of course I am talking about St. Patrick’s Day. Saint Patrick is the saint patron of Ireland and in this country, represents one of the most important holidays.

Everyone associates Ireland with green color, although it is said that the color of Ireland and St. Patrick was blue. Nevertheless, green is one of the colors on Ireland’s flag, clover which St. Patrick used is of course green and green dominates over Ireland due to its landscape and frequent rain.

What is green in these muffins is matcha powder. On Saturday, wear something green, find a clover with four leaves, make these muffins or Pistachio Brownie Cake and enjoy!

Preparation time: 45 minutes


250 g flour

96 g almond flour

1 baking powder

1 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of baking soda

220 g brown sugar

2 eggs

60 g butter

200 ml milk

11 g matcha powder

113 g almonds

Sprinkling mixture

150 g flour

65 g sugar

70 g brown sugar

10 g black sesame

1/2 teaspoon salt

110 g melted butter


Heat the oven to 175°C. Line the muffin tin with paper liners.

In a bigger bowl combine both flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In a smaller bowl mix brown sugar, melted butter, eggs, milk and matcha powder. Add this mixture to the mixture with dry ingredients and whisk until combined. Add the slivered almonds, chopped in half.

Prepare the sprinkling mixture. Combine flour, both sugars, sesame and salt. Add the melted butter and mix until it gets crumbly.

Put the muffin mixture in the paper liners, up to 2/3 and cover with the sprinkling mixture.

Bake for around 30 minutes, until muffins are golden brown and a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Muffins are great warm or for breakfast tomorrow. Put them in a covered box and they will stay fresh for a couple of days.