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Feijoa Loaf

By Bridget Sutherland
Feijoa Loaf
10 servings
  • 84 reviews

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 15 mins
  • Cooking time 45 mins
  • Serves

    1 cup peeled & chopped feijoas
    1 cup boiled water
    1 cup Chelsea White Sugar
    50g Tararua Butter
    1 egg
    1 tsp Edmonds Baking Soda
    2 cups Edmonds Self Raising Flour or,
    2 cups Edmonds Standard Grade Flour & 2 tsp Edmonds Baking Powder


    Place feijoas, boiling water, Chelsea White Sugar and Tararua Butter into a pot. Simmer for 5 minutes, cool slightly, then beat in your egg, Edmonds Flour, and Edmonds Baking Soda.

    Pour into a loaf tin & bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 45-50 minutes.

    This recipe has not been tested by Chelsea Sugar.

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Average Rating
(84 reviews)

Love the recipe and have tried various fruit (banana, dates, dried apricots), spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, garam marsala and will try ginger) and nuts (walnut, pistachio, hazelnut) successfully.
I did change some measurements in the recipe and added a few other ingredients that I found successful:
I only use 1 cup of SR flour and 1 cup of wholemeal flour and like others have mentioned, I only use half the sugar. I like to add salt to all my baking. I also add vanilla essence to this recipe as well. Results in a more moist loaf.
Easy to remember recipe that can be unleashed at family and friends to impress.

Very easy and great flavour

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I've been given a mountain of fruit, it's completely soft and ripe but very tart (must be something to do with the soil down south) This recipe is absolutely perfect for them. I probably used a bit more fruit as I used a cup of pulp rather than chopped and added a big pinch of mixed spice. I also made another one with 40ml of oil instead of butter and sprinkled brown sugar on top and they are absolutely beautiful! This recipe has so many possibilities and can have so many variations

What size loaf tin is everyone using?, I used what is a std loaf tin and the mixture is way too much for the tin.


Most simple easiest loaf to make. Delicious to eat. I'll try kiwifruit instead of fejoa using this recipe.

Made this loaf today it’s absolutely beautiful Very easy and lovely and moist ,A great way to use up those extra Feijoas.

It is such a lovely easy loaf to make. I have feijoas in the freezer and use these out of season. Is always a hit.

Easy, moist and fluffy. The perfect amount of feijoa and sweet flavor.

Simple recipe to follow as is, but also super simple to just wing and make it your way.

Observation and Notes:
Obviously this is the Chelsea site so the sugar is completely overkill. I used 1/3 a cup Chelsea white sugar for a hint of sweetness, but really letting the fruit shine through.

Added smashed up walnut pieces for added texture and balance to the feijoas sweet/sour notes.

Used Edmonds Gluten Free flour.

Whole fruit was used, skins and all. Just top and tail them cut into rough chunks and simmer as directed. Only added step was a 30 second stick blender in the pot to make a pulpy consistency.

Result was a delicious dense fruity slice with a chew resembling bread and texture of pudding with a subtle sweetness.

A very easy recipe to make up. I just used standard flour with 1tspn of Baking Powder and the loaf rose to the top of my loaf tin. It was also a very tasty loaf .

Great recipe - so easy and really moist and keeps for several days.

Thia is a great recipe... So yumm

It was so easy to make and yummy. I iced it with passionfruit icing.

This is a great recipe for those very small Feijoas. I didn’t peel the skin and added some sultanas. I will be making this delicious recipe again.

Yum, kids love it!!

Was thinking the texture would be similar to a normal cake but texture was similar to a gooey brownie which ended up being delicious! Tasty otherwise.

Yes love the recipe and have also added extra fruit. I made it using persimmons as I have plenty, worked well.

No need to peel the feijoas - just wipe/wash and top and tail before chopping small. Less waste, less time and more fibre!


Great recipe. I double it and bake a loaf and muffins at the same time. Also if you boil it a little longer you get a more toffee-like result which is delicious. You can swap Olivani for the butter for a dairy free alternative.

I made this with gluten free flour and it was lovely. Very easy recipe to follow. The gluten free flour does mean that it is a little more dense than usual but that's often the case with gluten free flour.

I have been making this loaf for a few year now. It is so easy and never fails. I add a tsp of mixed spice for a little more flavour.

Easy to make and so fast.

Was such an easy recipe to make and delicious!

Easy recipe and good results.I added a touch of lemon juice the second time that I baked it.

Great. Have made this 3 times already. Added raisins to the Feijoa mix in the pot and then walnuts to batter too and it was delicious.

My favourite loaf to make! Quick and easy and so delicious!!!

Very easy and delicious recipe. Tried it now feijoas are in season

Loaf is fool proof, and very easy, tastes delicious. Never lasts more than 24 hrs in my household.

Love this recipe feijoa definitely come through but cake cracked when made it. But I love the recipe.

This loaf is beautiful! A real hit with my teenage son. Great texture & flavour. I did add my egg as the last ingredient to avoid it cooking at all. It did take 15mins less to bake, but was golden brown on top and cooked all the way through. Truly delicious. Will make again!

The Edgington’s all loved it


This is the second time I have baked this loaf, and it gets easier every time. It has a lovely taste and texture and is so yummy. and being the only one in the family that likes feijoa's I get to eat the lot.

Absolutely delicious. I can’t usually stand the flavour and texture of a feijoa but this loaf is so amazing, it has me going back for seconds! Very easy to make too which is what I prefer when baking.

Loved it! A really quick, easy and delicious recipe (minimum no washing up).
I'm not a sweet tooth, so on the one I made 1 day later (it's good!) I reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup of brown sugar, peeled the skin off and used all of the flesh rather than just the soft pulp (even more flavour), and reduced the bicarb to 3/4 tsp. Next time I'll increase the fejioas a little. Maybe tomorrow?

I wonder if caramelizing the sugar would work too. Maybe next week??

Absolutely stunning and easy as feijoa loaf! We have hundreds of the things on our tree and this is definitely my favourite recipe, out of the many I have attempted!

So delicious!! Have eaten half while it is still hot so hopefully just as good when cooled!

This recipe is amazing! Super easy. One thing to keep in mind is that a feijoa is a moist fruit so the only downside is that while cooking, it didn't 100% fully cook or maybe it did but the juice off the fruit moistened the surrounding area?? Unsure. But overall, the recipe isn't too sweet, and it's so good served while still warm with ice cream! Totally recommend.

Love this recipe. It is failproof and so easy. I have also used bananas instead of feijoas and it made an amazing banana loaf!
I use a metal loaf tin with a lid and it keeps it so moist and soft, especially on the top.
Awesome recipe!!

Top Tip: With this recipe, you can cook the feijoas, water, butter and dates - and freeze in a zip lock bag to use another day! Great when feijoas are surplus.

I love this version of the loaf & already I've made 6 loaves since the beginning of this season. 2 of them I gave away as treats to friends.

Pretty tasteless, The feijoas had more flavour than the loaf, I suggest to use more feijoas or even mash them and add them in.

This recipe is easy and tastes good!

This is the easiest loaf ive made... so moist and moreish too... just yum

We are absolutely drowning in Feijoas at the moment and this recipe is quick, easy and delicious. The second time I made this I doubled the amount of Feijoas (used 2 cups) and I also sprinkled some brown sugar on top of the mixture before I put it in the oven. Doubly Delish!

I have made this twice and everyone loves it. It's very easy to make.

Must have done something terribly wrong because all the reviews for this are amazing, however this was the worst piece of baking I have ever done. I ended up having to cook for an extra half an hour and it was still just a pile of stoge. I was far too sweet for me to even though I cut the sugar down to 3/4 of a cup if I ever attempted it again which I won't I would only use half a cup.

Love this Loaf. So easy to make. Will be making it again... and again!

Delicious and easy to make. If you enjoy raisins or sultanas add some, tastes great.

Lovely moist loaf. Flavour enhanced with my addition of 1tsp of ground ginger into dry ingredients. This recipe is a keeper!

REALLY easy and was enjoyed by all (added walnuts to it) - will be my go-to feijoa baking recipe from now on .

This bread is really nice ( probably because I love feijoa's so much)
i had to take it out a bit early since it was mostly cooked in the first 20 mins but really nice anyway

Awesome, so yummy. We have baked this countless times.

So good! Just make sure you use exactly a cup and no more fejoias than that as my second attempt I used 1 1/2 cups by accident as I didn't measure and it didn't cook through properly and fell apart. But with the correct amount it came out moist, delicious and lasted over a week and tasted like it had just come out of the oven a week on!

Very easy, very tasty. Didn’t last long in our house!

What a lovely moist loaf. Will make it again. Yum

This recipe has become very popular with my family and friends so I keep on making it. Moist and yummy warm or cold.

Delicious and for extra taste I added a squeeze of lemon juice as well as the zest of the lemon.

This was gross, followed the instructions but it turned out like a mushy pancake...

Amazing! And very easy to make. Great slathered with butter, ice cream or just drizzled with cream. Yummy!

Very tasty, stayed moist, yummy

Made a very tasty Feijoa loaf,will make it again now

Easiest recipe ever. Extra yummy when slathered with butter

I doubled the batch size as we have lots of feijoas to use up and made two loaves. My oven is hot so I baked this at 170 degrees fan bake, and it was done after 40 minutes. As suggested by someone else I added the eggs last so as not to cook them in the hot fruit mixture. Am sharing the recipe, it was easy and the loaf is so good!

I just made this really yummy and easy to make I dont think it will last long

really yum

Love this recipe so easy and so delicious ❤❤

LOVED IT!! Such a great additive in the lunchbox, great toasted and easy to make. Have made a few of these and given a couple away. My new fave for feijoa season.

It looks great and yummy

Love it.
Have lots of feijoa and never know what to make.
Love this loaf.

Worked out great

Awesome, easy recipe! Was a huge hit at the office and at home!

I found this to be very easy and nice and moist

Very easy to make. I stuck to the recipe and it was beautifully moist and a definite feijoa taste.

A super easy recipe and a wonderful loaf. Perfect!

Excellent recipe we love it with walnuts in it. My favourite and very easy to make. My suggestion would be to add the flour mix before the eggs to stop eggs cooking with using a warm start to the first ingrediants. We have had many from our feijoa tree, even tried to freeze a couple but they only lasted a couple days.

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I add half a cup of sultanas with the feijoa, and swap one cup of the plain flour for wholemeal. Yum

Absolutely yummy!
Also great as muffins.
Try making some buttercream icing using feijoa to replace the liquid.

Very easy, a big hit with the family

Easy as and everyone loves it with a little butter

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Easy to make and lovely and moist. Recommend to feijoa lovers. I made it with margarine instead butter and it worked a treat.

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Made it gluten free, passed recipe onto daughter, she said was yummy, and has since made with stewed quinces, very yummy to

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