Feijoa and nut mini loaves

Serves: 12
Prep: 15 minutes
Cooks In: 20 minutes

Feijoa and nut mini loaves

These tasty little mini loaves are the perfect Autumn afternoon treat alongside a hot mug of tea.

The lightly spiced feijoa flavour in these mini loaves is delicious, especially with a good amount of nuts for crunch. Drizzle the lemon icing over top and decorate with sliced crystal ginger and extra chopped nuts to make them look irresistible. I love adding bran flakes to baking for extra fibre and nutrition. You can find them in the baking section of the supermarket.

Use a muffin tin for this recipe if you don’t have a mini loaf tin.

If you like this recipe, you’ll love my Feijoa, White Chocolate and Ginger Muffins!


Print Recipe

  • plain flour 2 cups
  • brown sugar 1 cup
  • mixed spice 1 teaspoon
  • ground ginger 1 teaspoon
  • bran flakes 1 cup
  • chopped nuts (pistachios, almonds, macadamias, walnuts, pecans etc) ½ cup, plus 1 tablespoon extra for decoration
  • milk 1 cup
  • baking soda 1½ teaspoons
  • rice bran oil ½ cup
  • egg 1
  • feijoas 6, peeled and diced
  • egg white 1 small
  • icing sugar 1 cup
  • lemon juice 1-2 tablespoons
  • crystal ginger 3-4 cubes, sliced


Preheat the oven to 180°C and lightly grease 12 mini loaf tins.

  1. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, spices, bran flakes and nuts and mix well.

  2. In a separate bowl whisk together the milk, baking soda, oil and egg.

  3. Fold the milk mixture and feijoas into the dry ingredients until just mixed. Spoon into the loaf tins (until about three-quarters full) and bake for 15-20 minutes until risen and golden.

  4. To make the icing, whisk the egg white until foamy and opaque, then whisk in the icing sugar and enough lemon juice to make a drizzling consistency. When the loaves have cooled, drizzle with lemon icing and decorate with ginger slices and chopped nuts.


Recipe by: Jo Wilcox.
Photography by: Todd Eyre.