Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Feijoa Muffins

Autumn (or Fall) in New Zealand is all about the feijoa. A quick Google search has just educated me to the fact that the feijoa is native to Brazil and other parts of South America and is also known as Pineapple Guava or Guavasteen. Almost everyone in NZ knows someone with a Feijoa tree (which produce fruit prolifically!) and therefore end up with shopping bags full of the fruit. Luckily, the are fantastically suited to baking.

Feijoa Muffins

Makes 12

75 g butter, melted
1 Cup chopped feijoa
2 eggs
3/4 Cup stevia or sugar
2 tsp baking powder
2 Cup plain flour
1 Cup skim milk

1. Preheat oven to 200ºC (390ºF). And line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases.

2. Sift flour, baking powder, and stevia into a bowl.

3. Whisk eggs, milk, and butter together in a bowl. Pour this mixture into the flour mixture. Add feijoas and mix until just combined. Don't over mix!

4. Spoon the mixture into the lined muffin pan and bake for 10-15 minutes, until the muffins spring back when pressed gently.

5. Cool on a wire rack, store in an airtight container.


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Brandi! They were :) Baking with feijoas always leads to such deliciously moist cakes and muffins.

  2. These look great. I've never heard of it, but should to make these lovelies

  3. Thank you Nicky! Feijoas are fantastic! Not many people outside of NZ have heard of them so I thought it would be nice to share something typically kiwi here for you all. And I'm sure you will be able to track down feijoas somewhere, even if they are just canned :)

  4. Nicole, these muffins look so good. To be honest this is the first time I hear about Feijoas, looks yummy. Hadia from Hadia's Lebanese Cuisine.