It’s that time of year where feijoas are abundant, but if you’re like me then you’re not too keen on the acquired taste they have.
I had been given a few and both baby and I were not sold of the idea of eating a feijoa like an apple, but they are too good to waste. So I started with this mini muffin recipe as a way to use them up and give us both a great, healthy, yummy snack on the go. They may not look pretty but I assure you they sure taste good!
As I was experimenting I thought it would be great to keep them refined sugar free and dairy free, as we both suffer from respiratory issues and found too much dairy was a disaster in the making for a night of coughing for us both. Plus there is enough natural sugar in these minis to make them nice and sweet!
This recipe makes approx 10 moist minis..
What you need
- 1 x Feijoa flesh
- 1x Big green apple
- 1x Egg
- 3 X Weet-bix (crushed)
- 1 ½ Tablespoons of Pure maple or Brown Rice Malt Syrup
- ¾ cup of flour (plain or wholemeal, it’s up to you!)
- ½ fresh lemon (squeezed)
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- Pinch of cinnamon
- Preheat your oven to 180C degrees
- Get your mini muffin tin ready (I used a silicone muffin tray, as I find this works amazing!)
- Peel and chop your apple into 1-2 cm cubes
- On the stove top place a small pot with a drizzle of water and your apple cubes. Leave to simmer away. We will mash this later.
- Prepare two mixing bowls
- In the first mixing bowl mix the dry ingredients – weetbix, flour and baking powder
- In the second bowl mash your feijoa flesh and apple until it is more of a puree then add the rest of you wet ingredients – egg, maple, lemon juice
- Combine the dry with in the wet in the same bowl and gently stir until all mixed together
- Pop into your mini muffin tray. These muffins are quite moist and dense so you can fill it right to the top!
- Sprinkle some cinnamon over your minis and place them in the oven
- Cook for about 10-12 minutes then check. Depending on your oven they may need a few minutes longer you can check with a knife if they are still too gooey.