Feijoa Loaf

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  • 1 heaped cup peeled and sliced feijoas
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 50g butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg, beaten



Preheat oven to 180 C.
Place feijoas, sugar, butter and water in a saucepan and bring to the boil, cook gently for 5 minutes and then remove from heat and allow to cool.
Carefully stir in the dry ingredients and egg.
Mix until dry ingredents are just moistened.

Bake in lined loaf pan for 50 minutes until loaf feels firm and a skewer inserted comes out clean.

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24 thoughts on “Feijoa Loaf

  1. Well this didn’t work for me at all… It looked lovely and golden on the top and then once I cut into it, it is like a jelly consistency rather than cakey. Really disappointing!

    • Oh Jane that is so disappointing. I am trying to think what could have gone wrong. I have made it many times and haven’t had any problems. Was the batter cooked or was it sloppy?

  2. I love this Feijoa loaf, so easy. I made one today and forgot to add the egg! Expecting a disaster to come out of the oven, but to my surprise it turned out beautifully. I sometimes add crystallised ginger and ground ginger, this really works well.

  3. Easy tasty loaf, forgot to add baking soda, but still ok to eat. Will try again with baking soda next time ! I did add a handful of toasted walnuts.

    • Easy tasty loaf, forgot to add baking soda, but still ok to eat. Will try again with baking soda next time ! I did add a handful of toasted walnuts. Also added a cinnamon quill when simmering fruit and left in whilst it cooled.

  4. I have made this recipe several times – delicious

    Scored lots of brownie points with colleagues at work.

    Requests for the recipe

    I also put half a cup of stewed apples into the saucepan as the fruit was cooling – moist and just as delicious

    Has got to be the most moist loaf ever – amazing

  5. Wonderful loaf YUMMY !!! I have just made 3 of them. 2 for friends and one for my family. thank you love it !!!!

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  7. This recipe is a real winner! My partner scoffs it down every time and my parents were equally impressed. Thanks!

  8. My Son has a dairy, soy and wheat allergy I swaped the butter for a dairy free marg and i did what kelsy did with the gluten free mix and it turned out beautiful with no flare up’s for my son yippie If u hav a child with a egg allergy just use the egg replacement stuff u can get from the supermarket. ^_^

  9. This is a delicious and very easy loaf. I doubled recipe and both loaves were superb. The ones I used kept well and remained nice and moist for about 3 days.
    Will certainly make again although the feijoas are $5.99kg here in Christchurch which is a shame when you see all the rotting fruit up north

  10. This was yum! I couldnt wait for the hot mixture to cool down though, and whisked the dry ingredients straight in and it worked just as well. Yum!!

    • I’d swap out the flour and baking powder for 2 cups + 2 tsp of self-raising gluten free baking mix. That’s worked well in the past. You might be alright to leave the baking powder as is and just use gluten free flour, but I’m unsure if the stuff we get here is gluten free or not.

  11. Great Loaf………..have been making this for years an all through the year! I freeze Feijoa’s so I can make this through out the year! This loaf is also great with lemon Icing if you want to jazz it up abit! :)

  12. Fantastic loaf, had been given huge bag of feijoas and ‘googled’ for an easy loaf.

    It has been years since last baking a ‘loaf’, beats all your muffins…..
    So easy and yummy, moist, will now dig out all my loaf receipes.

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