Here’s another recipe for muffins that combines cream cheese and feijoas, this time from The Listener (original recipe moved behind a paywall). There is a warning that nuggets of cream cheese and feijoa make these muffins irresistible.


Makes 12


  • 1 cup chopped feijoa flesh
  • 3⁄4 cup caster sugar
  • 75g butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1⁄2 cup sour cream
  • finely grated zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 125g cream cheese, coarsely chopped
  • 1⁄4 cup raw sugar


  1. Heat the oven to 200°C. Grease a 12-hole standard muffin tin or line with paper cases.
  2. Combine the feijoas, sugar and butter in a bowl. Stir in the eggs, sour cream and orange zest and juice.
  3. Add the flour and cinnamon, stirring until just combined. Fold through the cream cheese.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tins and sprinkle with a little raw sugar.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes until firm and golden brown.