Gold Kiwi Muffins
Sitting at our breakfast table in some hotel in Europe, our friends from Australia asked if we were going to eat the kiwi fruit that was in the fruit basket in the middle of our table. We quickly said no. It was a weird sort of reflex answer.
In Hawaii, we had never bought kiwi fruit, ever. I must’ve had a small taste of it somewhere along the line but it just didn’t seem like a fruit that we eat.
Anyway, our friend quickly picked up the kiwi, peeled it and started to enjoy this very juicy looking fruit. With every bite I wondered why I was so quick to say no to it.
Well ever since then I’ve wanted to try it myself. So when I saw it on sale at the market the other day, I finally decided to get some. Immediately, I remembered why I was so hesitant about kiwis. I was standing there looking at these rows of kiwis not knowing what made a good, ripe kiwi.
Also, there were two stacks and I had no idea what the difference was. One stack was a little bigger and the skin was I guess you could say…prettier. So I bought a couple of those.
I brought it home, cut it open and found…
Hmm, not green like I remember. Turns out these kiwis that I bought were something called Gold Kiwifruit. I gave it a taste…very nice. Like a cross between mango and pineapple.
I decided to use this new found fruit to make some muffins. Here is what I used:
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp matcha powder (optional)
1 cup milk (skim or plain soy)
1/4 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla
2 kiwi fruits, diced
I first mixed the dry ingredients then added the wet ingredients to that and mixed a little more. Then I poured it into muffin cups. Make sure the cups (or pan if you aren’t using cups) is greased very well.
Then I baked them at 400 degrees F for about 20 minutes. I really liked these. It had a slightly sweet batter with nice chunks of sweet and tangy kiwi fruit throughout. I am officially a new fan of kiwi!