Pistachio Bread Recipe

Indulge in the delightful sweetness of easy and delicious Pistachio Bread. The best part? It comes with a glazed finish and requires no yeast!

While pistachio might be an unusual flavor for some, it’s a favorite around here! If you’re a fan too, don’t miss out on trying our Pistachio Salad and layered Pistachio Dessert.


1 (15.25-ounce) box yellow cake mix
2 (3.4-ounce) boxes instant pistachio pudding mix
4 eggs
¼ cup vegetable oil
⅛ cup water
1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½-1 cup chopped pistachios

2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

how to make Pistachio Bread:

MIX: In a large bowl, whisk together the cake mix, pistachio pudding mix, eggs, oil, water, and sour cream until thoroughly combined. Set aside.

BAKE: Grease two regular-sized loaf pans and sprinkle the insides with a mixture of 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Pour half of the batter into each pan. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 45 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack.

GLAZE: Combine 2 cups powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons melted butter, 1 teaspoon almond extract, and 1 teaspoon vanilla to make the glaze. Add a few tablespoons of milk until desired consistency is reached.

ENJOY: Drizzle the glaze over the bread and sprinkle with chopped pistachios. Serve and enjoy!

Prep: 10 minutes, Cook: 45 minutes, Total: 55 minutes, Serving: 1loaf, Calories: 2270kcal


Enhance the bread’s green hue by adding a few drops of green food coloring to the batter. Even the Grinch himself would give it a nod of approval!

For an added crunch, incorporate some crushed pistachios into the batter. These bread loaves make ideal gifts for friends and neighbors! Simply bake them in disposable foil pans, cover with plastic wrap once cooled, and adorn with a festive bow.

If making mini-loaves, ensure pans are filled no more than halfway and check them every 5 minutes after 25 minutes of baking. Insert a toothpick into the bread, and if it comes out clean, they’re ready to go.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Can this bread be made ahead of time? Yes, this bread can be made ahead and stored in the freezer for up to 6 months.

How should it be stored? To store, ensure the loaf is cooled completely, then tightly wrap it with plastic wrap and cover it with aluminum foil, or place the wrapped bread in a Ziploc freezer bag.

How should it be frozen? To freeze, hold off on adding the glaze until after the bread has defrosted.

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