We once lived on a half-acre block on the outskirts of a very small town. We kept chickens and had pet lambs. The backyard had lemon and mandarin trees, two different types of guava and 11 large fruiting feijoa trees.

We had prolific quantities of feijoas! If you want to grow them too, check out this link here.

This led my brother and I onto our first entrepreneurial experience. Neither of us really liked feijoas, so we bagged them and then walked the neighbourhood offering them to our neighbours for $2 a bag.

I’m still not sure if I really like feijoas that much. They have a really fragrant and tart taste. They are definitely not everyone’s cup of tea, which is a shame because they really are quite good for you.

Feijoa 1

Feijoas are high in antioxidants, vitamin C, minerals and fibre. In recent years research teams around the world have found extracts from feijoas to contain comparatively high levels of the compoundsoxidant activity.

Luckily I do like them baked and in crumbles – their taste is muted and sweetened when combined and baked with apple. Feijoa and apple is a classic flavour combination.

Muffins fit perfectly into our Munch Reusable Sandwich Bags.


Grab one today:

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Feijoa and apple muffins

This feijoa and apple muffin recipe makes 24 medium sized muffins. I really like having some easy-to-make high-yield baking recipes that can fill the tins and freezer. I love having a freezer filled with lunch box staples… not that it happens that often.

This recipe is easy to whip up because you don’t have to peel the fruit. Just remove the apple cores and food processor the rest. Leaving the skins on means the muffins offer more nutrients and fibre. An added benefit is that there are no chunky bits inside for the fussier types to complain about.

These feijoa and apple muffins are yummy and good for you and can be frozen once cooled.

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Feijoa and apple muffins
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Serves: 24
  • 4 cups flour
  • 8 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 200g butter
  • 2 cup milk
  • 2 egg
  • 3 large apples
  • 4-5 feijoa
  • 2 Tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  1. Turn your oven onto to 220 c.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Add in 1 cup of sugar.
  4. In a large pot melt the butter.
  5. Remove from heat and mix in the milk and eggs.
  6. Beat to combine these three ingredients.
  7. Wash the fruit and remove the core from the apples. Then food processor all the fruit together with skins on and all.
  8. Tip the liquid and fruit into bowl with the dry ingredients.
  9. Mix together, but try not to over mix.
  10. The dry ingredients need to be wet, but the mixture does not need to be smooth.
  11. Line or grease your muffin trays then spoon the mixture into the tins. Fill to about three quarters full.
  12. Mix together 2 Tbsp of sugar and the cinnamon.
  13. Sprinkle this mixture over the top of the muffins.
  14. Bake the feijoa and apple muffins for 10-14 minutes. Let them stand for a bit before removing from tins.

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