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Golden brown loaf in a pink loaf tin, sitting on a cooling rack next to a pile of feijoas.

Feijoa Loaf

A delicious and easy feijoa loaf, made with ground almonds it is delicious and moist and of course full of feijoa flavours!
4.8 from 5 votes
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Course: Baking
Cuisine: New Zealand
Keyword: feijoa loaf, feijoa recipe, feijoas, feijoa baking
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 126kcal
Author: My Kids Lick The Bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ Cup flour 225g
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ Cup sugar 90g I like to use brown sugar as it adds a nice flavour
  • ½ Cup ground almonds 55g
  • 1 egg
  • ½ Cup milk
  • 1 Cup feijoa flesh 220g aprroximately 9-10 feijoa.
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius, prepare a loaf tin, line and or grease your tin.
  • Scoop out the flesh of your feijoas and mash with a fork.
  • Place the dry ingredients: Flour, baking powder, sugar, and ground almonds into a medium to large mixing bowl. Whisk or use a fork to combine the ingredients
  • In a second bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla.
  • Add the mashed feijoa to the wet ingredients and mix to combine.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix gently until just combined.
  • Pour into the prepared loaf tin
  • Bake at 180 degrees celsius for 35-45min until the loaf has risen, is golden and when you insert a skewer it comes out clean.
  • Cool in the tin for at least 5 minutes before tipping out onto a cooling rack.

Notes

Tips

  • Like muffins, be sure to not over mix the batter, this will lead to tunneling in the loaf tin
  • If you want a stronger feijoa flavour, you can actually up the feijoa content in this loaf by 50% to one and a half cups of mashed feijoa, the feijoa taste is stronger which one of my kids prefers.
  • After a lower sugar recipe? You can drop the sugar down to ¼ of a cup, the end result still tastes lovely, but you will end up with a denser loaf (the sugar provides not only sweetness but structure in baking recipes).
  • Try adding 1 teaspoon of ginger to the dry ingredients, feijoa and ginger are a great combination of flavours.

Ingredient Substitutions

  • Flour: This recipe does work with gluten-free flour.
  • Milk: You can substitute cows' milk for alternative milk, almond, rice, soy etc.
  • Feijoa: You can substitute 1 cup of mashed banana
  • Sugar: I use brown sugar, but any granulated sugar will work, I have not tested this recipe with a liquid/syrup sweetener such as maple syrup or honey.
  • Almonds: Coconut flour or fine desiccated coconut
  • Eggs: I have not tested this recipe with an egg substitute.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg