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Pistachio Bread

This cinnamon streusel pistachio bread is made from a cake mix and pudding mix. You'll love the cinnamon sugar swirl in the middle and the cinnamon sugar topping.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 262kcal
Author: Lizzy T


  • 1 package Pillsbury yellow cake mix
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 small package instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 1 cup sour cream

Sugar Mixture:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Glaze, optional:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk or heavy cream


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the cake mix, water, eggs oil, pudding mix and sour cream. Beat until all of the ingredients are well blended into a thick batter.
  • Grease and flour two 9x5" bread loaf pans. Spread half of the batter into the two greased loaf pans.
  • In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the sugar streusel.
  • Sprinkle half of the cinnamon and sugar mixture over the batter (keep the other half of the streusel aside for the topping), dividing it between the two pans.
  • Repeat the layers, adding the remaining bread batter and the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture on top.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes. The exact time will depend on the size of your loaf pans. A toothpick inserted into the center of the bread should come out clean.
  • Allow the bread to cool before you remove it from the pans.
  • If you'd like a simple glaze on top, combine 1 cup powdered sugar and a few tablespoons of milk or heavy cream in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth. If you warm the drizzle for 5-10 seconds in the microwave, it will be easier to drizzle without watering it down too much.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the bread, slice and serve!


Serving: 79g | Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g