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Feijoa Muffins

We have had lots of rain here the last couple of weeks.. after many weeks of dry.  In fact, as I sit here typing it is absolutely pouring down outside with thunder & lightening.

Anyway, the rain has helped swell our feijoas nicely & today I made the most devine, light & moist muffins with them. 

Here’s the recipe if you also have a glut of feijoas, or a friendly neighbour with some.  They seem to be so common in gardens these days.  We are having no luck selling our surplus. even at just $2 a kilo.  2 years ago we were getting $4-5.  They are a great shrub; evergreen, easy to grow with or without water, & the fruit is not attacked by bugs or birds, at least not here.

This recipe is a slightly altered version of Jo Seagars Quick & Easy Feijoa CAKE.. which I made last feijoa season.. works just as beautifully in muffin tins.  There is a very similar recipe at Kiwi wiki.

1 cup chopped feijoa flesh
75 gm butter (softened)
2 eggs  (3 bantam eggs in my case)
1/2 cup milk (kiwi wiki says you can replace some with lemon or orange juice)
1 cup white sugar  (Jo says 1 1/4  cups Kiwi wiki says 3/4 so take your pick)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups flour 

I iced mine with a lemon icing but I have seen a similar recipe suggesting the following topping instead

1 tsp cinnamon 
1 Tblspn sugar
  • cut feijoas in half and scoop out flesh with a spoon and overfill a cup
  • put feijoa flesh,butter, eggs & sugar into food processor bowl & mix until smooth
  • add dry ingredients & pulse until just mixed
  • spoon into muffin pans
  • If using: mix cinnamon and sugar topping and sprinkle over muffins

Bake in 200° for 10 to 15 minutes.

Feijoa Muffins

3 Responses to “Feijoa Muffins”

  1. stoney acres says:

    Thank you Tanya. Glad you enjoyed it & thanks for the topping suggestion :)

  2. Tanya Borck says:

    Lovely recipe. Nice as mini muffins too. I used cinnamon and brown sugar as the topping. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I will keep an eye on your website.

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