I think I over did a little, experimenting with Zespri® Kiwifruits for this Zespri® 14-Day Daily Scoop of Amazing Challenge that I have a couple more recipes to spare :p. I guess I'll just share out even though kiwifruits in cupcakes and muffins are pretty common. I liked this one, with very minimal items to wash and since it's school holidays, get the children to help out.
I've gotten BoiBoi to measure the ingredients and squashing up the banana and kiwifruit with his hand, much easier than a fork. It gives children a great sense of pleasure to be able to touch and feel the food they're eating instead of feeling squirmish about it.
The result is a dense but moist cake and love the crunch from the crushed pecans! Perfect for breakfast ;-) To make this low fat, just use low fat milk.
Zespri® Kiwifruit, Banana & Pecan Muffin
(Makes 12 using 3.25oz muffin cups)
(A) 225 g all purpose flour
25 g wholemeal flour
3/4 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
150 g brown sugar
2 Tbsp rolled oats
80 g chopped pecans
50 g cranberries (feel free to use raisins)
(C) Mash together:
3 medium sized banana (I've used quite ripe pisang emas)
1 - 2 Zespri® SunGold Kiwifruit (good way to use up over ripe ones)
(D) Mix together:
225 ml milk, mix with 2 tsp apple cider vinegar and leave to thicken
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
6 Tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla essence
3 Tbsp Zespri® SunGold Kiwifruit Jam
60 g toasted chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 180ºC and line muffin tin with paper muffin cups.
Sift (A) into a large bowl. If there are remaining wholemeal and salt in the sieve, just topple everything into the flour. Stir in (B) and make a well in the centre. Pour (C) and (D) into the well and gently stir with a rubber spatula until combined. Do not over mix otherwise it will become tough.
Spoon into muffin cups and bake for about 20 minutes or so depending on your oven, until golden brown or well risen or check with a skewer which should come out clean. Leave to cool in tin for 5 minutes before removing to cool on wire rack.
Warm jam up a little and brush it on top of the muffins while muffins are still hot. Sprinkle pecans on top and serve warm.
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