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Pistachio Plum Muffakes (Gluten Free)

Craving cupcakes for breakfast? No – just me? Well, since I feel the NEED for cupcakes for breakfast often, I made these Pistachio Plum muffakes! With coconut oil instead of butter and ground up oats instead of flour – they are perfectly justifiable as breakfast eats – right?

Gluten Free Pistachio Plum Muffakes

We all have issues – right? Some of us have more issues than others; take me, for example. You see, I cannot seem to stay away from the deals in the Produce section at Costco. I mean, how can I say no to $5.99 for a bag of fresh avocados? Or, a $3.79 for a 3 lb bag of broccoli? Or, $5.79 for 3 lbs Of purple plums? The thing is, I am 1 of 2, of a 2 person household. And, while some weeks have my daughter and I eating our weight in veggies and fruits, there still seems to be stuff that tends to go a bit bad before we can sink our teeth into them.


And, I am not a huge fan of wasting produce. So, lately, I have been roasting and baking produce to make them last longer. I seem to have found that baked avocado halves don’t turn brown quite as fast as cut fresh ones do (unless I forget they are in the oven). And roasted salted broccoli always seems to disappear quicker than raw broccoli does in our house. And, we seem to have developed an addiction to roasted plum slices with a tad bit of coconut sugar and cinnamon!

Gluten Free Pistachio Plum Muffakes

Recently, I was wanting to make some muffakes – which are my excuse to eat cupcakes for breakfast, I said I had issues right? Well, I ended up using some roasted plum slices with some ground up pistachios and oats to make what you see here. These Pistachio Plum Muffakes are made with ground up oats (oat flour) and fruit like some muffins tend to be, but are notable sweeter and more dessert-tasting like some cupcakes tend to be.

Gluten Free Pistachio Plum Muffakes

With an ingredient list that includes oat flour, ground up pistachios, coconut oil, coconut milk and brown sugar, you too could very easily justify eating these for breakfast – right?

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  1. […] for some unique muffins? Then check out these pistachio ones […]

  2. Pistachio and plum…that’s interestingly delicious combination. These muffins look fabulous!

  3. Sneha says:

    Looks delicious.. Well explained and rare combination i’ve never tried this ingredients.Thanks for the secret.☺️☺️

  4. Mira says:

    These cakes look perfect! I must try them! I also love shopping at Costco!

  5. Totally agree with you.. I always plan to buy few veggies from Costco but end up buying full cart:-) muffins looks super the fact u used brown sugar yum

  6. Wowww these look so tasty Shashi! Plum and pistachio is such a great flavour combination! And I love how healthy they are too. Such a great recipe! I definitely need to try these 😀

  7. So many great ideas in your post today Shashi!!! Roasted plums. Salted, roasted broccoli. Baked avocado halves. And I haven’t even gotten to your recipe of the day yet. Girl, you are busy in the kitchen!!!! We’ve talked about being neighbors and I think it just might work out perfectly. You make all the roasted veggies and produce and I’ll whip us up a Brick Street Cake and we’ll have to work out the gluten issue, I have no doubt we can pull that off girlfriend. I want you to know that I am up in Quebec City this weekend. And that the thermometer is registering -15 degrees this morning. EEK!!! And that they had a fresh new 6″ of snow just in time for our arrival yesterday. Who am I kidding? I love it, as long as I have the right layers of clothes along, Which I do. And my Uggs. The only thing I’m missing this morning is your pistachio plum muffakes, “neighbor”, which I would love to be enjoying for breakfast, warm from the oven right now with a cup of java. So maybe you could get one (or a dozen) here for me, pretty please? xo

    • Shashi says:

      Ohmygawsh – Allie – you, my friend, have a deal! I would bake and cook all the veggies if I could end the day with a slice of that decadent Brick Street Cake! I wouldn’t ever ever think of moving if you were my neighbor! Now – wait – I never thought I’d see “-15 degrees” and “love” in the same sentence! Hey – instead of sending these muffakes your way, I’ll brave the frigid weather and deliver them myself – just keep the coffee warm 🙂

  8. Ben Maclain says:

    Indeed, many years ago, when baked avocados weren’t that popular yet, I slightly roast them on a dry skillet (or maybe just with a drop of olive oil), and they turned out very delicious. And yes, Shashi, thease muffins pretending to be cakes or cakes pretending to be muffins, are totally fine to have for breakfast! Approved. Now send me a dozen please or I will disapprove:)

    • Shashi says:

      Hahaha – thanks Ben! I just ut them in the mail to you! I’ve never tried roasting avocados in a skillet – I am so intrigued now…

  9. When it comes to shopping, I also end up buying so much stuff! 🙂 Love everything about these muffakes, Shashi They look rich, they are classic and they are delicious too! Can’t wait to try them!

  10. Asha says:

    Muffakes, I LOVE the name. So so cool, you are about to start a trend here Sashi. It sounds great, and yes to roasting and not forgetting them in the oven;).
    Honestly, we get so much food, the good thing I have boys who love their fruits, veggies and all kind of food. Costco as amazing as it is, we do tend to get a lot of stuff.
    I need to make these sometime.
    Have a good weekend my dear.

    • Shashi says:

      Haha – true true – teenagers and their appetites sure do help when you bring too much home! Not sure what I’m gonna do once my daughter leaves! 🙂
      Thanks so much my friend.
      Hope you had a wonderful weekend and your week is off to a great start! xx

  11. Ala says:

    whoaaaaaa–yes, PLEASE! I crave little muffins and cupcakes for brekkie all the time–saving this, because I (like you) am a Costco produce fanatic. Cheers!!

  12. I am same, always end up buying so much more than we 2 can possibly consume. Good idea to bake n roast them, looks good!!

  13. Haha.. I am exactly like you when it comes to the sale section! I think I get it from my mom. I can’t seem to stay away!
    This is a great use for plums! For some reason, I have never thought to bake with plums!

  14. hahaha – Muffakes!! I LOVE IT, Shashi! I could totally eat cupcakes for breakfast if my waistline would allow it, so these beauties are a MUST try over here! Loving the plum and pistachio combination, girlfriend! These look and sound beyond delicious! Can’t wait to shove a few dozen of these into my pie hole.. first thing in the AM. Yaaahhhss! Cheers, dear!

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks so much Cheyanne – but you know what I’m currently wanting to stuff into my piehole? Why those Brown Sugar & Pecan Baked Cake Donuts with Bourbon-Maple Glaze I saw on your blog this morning!

  15. Puja Darshan says:

    Yummy treat for any time of the day…

  16. Yay to pistachios. Yay to plums. Yay to these awes-mazing muff-cakes! 😀
    Great job my friend!

  17. Shashi, you get the award for the most creative recipes and recipe titles!!! LOVE these pistachio-plum-muffakes!!!! LOVE that you roasted plums. . yummmmm!!!!

  18. I can’t go past cheap produce in my local supermarket either Shashi!

    I’m always hooked in. And then when I see all the stuff in our fridge, it forces to me come up with new recipes and incorporate anything into meals that’s close to its best before date!

    These look and sound amazing! The fluffy inside texture in your photographs is amazing! Just beautiful!

  19. Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says:

    I could Always go for cupcakes for breakfast! Yum!

  20. Sylvie says:

    Ha, Muffakes, very cute name!

  21. Ivan Jordon says:

    Pistachio plum muffakes, mmmm. So good!

  22. These sound really good Shashi

  23. Ramona W says:

    I don’t use pistachios enough in my baking or cooking… I have to change that! These muffins look great. 🙂

  24. Ashley says:

    What a cool way to use plums!! And I just love that you used pistachios too – they are a favorite of mine!!

    haha I literally just roasted extra broccoli tonight – it disappears way faster here too than raw broccoli!

  25. How pretty! You photo is beautiful. I’m sure these are so tasty and even better that they’re gluten free!

  26. Love the sound of those roasted plum slices! These muffakes would be great for busy mornings around here!

  27. Everything about this cake is right up my alley.Can’t get enough of those beauties.

  28. I have the need for cupcakes for breakfast too–so glad I am not alone in this 🙂 The fact that you called these muffakes is awesome–I see a new trend coming.

  29. Wow! What a fun flavor combo! Really creative. I’m a sucker for those produce deals, too, btw. Anyway, great recipe — thanks.

  30. These look delicious!

  31. I have a problem with cheap produce, too, Shashi! I’m glad to hear that I’m not the only one. Red grapes were on sale for $0.99 this week at our local market…and I came home with about 5 pounds. And I’ll probably go back and get more before the sale goes away. Haha! I’m loving the roasted plum in these muffins. What a great way to use product…and I bet the flavor is killer good! In fact, you could send some my way if you need to get rid of them. 🙂

  32. These sound SO good. I was just reminiscing the other day about how I used to eat a pistachio muffin every day at work when I was in high school. …..and how unhealthy they were haha not like these! These look great.

  33. I’ve never thought to add those flavors together! I definitely need to give these a try!