Kiwi and Banana Muffins

This week’s recipe is such a great snack or sweet treat to impress friends at a picnic or afternoon tea! I love making healthy muffins and cakes to share with friends – there’s something so special about enjoying a treat together but it’s great to do it without feeling sugared out! This recipe is a twist on banana bread muffins, with the addition of Zespri® SunGold kiwifruit. Yellow kiwis are different to your average green kiwi and offer extra sweetness to hit your sweet cravings whilst giving you a good boost of vitamin C too!

what you’ll need

(Makes 10 large muffins)

  • 2 Zespri SunGold kiwifruit

  • 2 ripe bananas

  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla powder

  • 300g of flour (I used 200g of buckwheat and 100g of tigernut flour but you can use any type)

  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

  • 75ml of milk of choice

  • 150ml of aquafaba (juice from chickpea can)

  • 2 teaspoons of coconut sugar

  • juice of ½ a lemon

  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder ½ a teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

what to do

Preheat the oven to 180c.

In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas. Then add all the remaining ingredients, except for the kiwi and milk. Add the milk until you have a thick, smooth mix.

Peel the kiwi and then cut into small pieces. Stir these into the mixture.

Line a muffin tray with muffin cases and pour the mixture in. Place in the oven for about 20-30 minutes, until the tops begin to brown and you can pull a cocktail stick out clean.

This blog post was created in collaboration with Zespri® SunGold kiwifruit as part of the #SnackSquad campaign to encourage healthy snacking. This fruit is available in the UK from May to December in all leading supermarkets. Check out other kiwi recipes by following the Zespri SunGold UK social channels: Facebook: www.facebook.com/zespri.uk,  Instagram: @zespri_kiwi_uk & Twitter: @ZespriUK.