It’s Sweet Tooth Tuesday: Guava Banana Spice Muffins

One of my all time favorite fruits is a guava. Just thinking of the pale green skin with the pink soft flesh is watering my mouth. I just try not to think about the seeds, or think about them in a positive way in hope they speed up my digestive system. I have no idea if they really do, but my motto is always ‘think positive’.

To stay on the serious side, guavas really are healthy. The pulp and the peel of the guava are a remarkable source of natural antioxidants and AODF (antioxidant dietary fiber) and they are also an excellent source of beta-carotene and vitamin C.

So all is good if you have your own guava tree and you eat your daily guava. Maybe we should change the well-known saying into ‘a guava a day keeps the doctor away’, shall we?

And some lucky people on earth really do have a guava tree in their garden, like my MIL.

So once in a while we get some of those delicious fruits. And the Hubs is ‘willingly’ sharing with ‘Timan’ and me, yep, he really is. 😉

But then again, I have the twitch in my pinky finger and feel the need to bake. But at this time I had only one guava and two little bananas left. I knew 1/2 guava and one banana I would need for the photo, so I came up with the following recipe and added some spice, well, just because I love spices.

As you see, baking without ‘Timan’ is impossible these days.

The muffins turned out so good, out of the 6 we made, the Hubs had 3, Timan had 2 and I had 1, only because I ate it before the others got their hands on them.

Guava Banana Spice Muffins


1 cup (125gr) flour – 1/2 whole grain, 1/2 all purpose

1/2 cup (100gr) brown sugar, loose

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

2-3 pin ground ginger

2-3 pin ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp salt

2 eggs

1/4 cup (60ml) oil

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 big guava (100gr)

1 small banana (50gr)


Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 3-4

Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda, add sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt, stir.

Beat eggs, add oil and beat again, add vanilla extract and mix well.

Spoon out guava seeds (eat them, they’re good for your guts), spoon out pulp and mash it together with the banana.

Add guava/banana mash to egg mix.

Pour guava/egg mix into flour mix, stir until combined.

Fill a greased medium size 6-hole muffin tin 3/4 full and bake for 20 minutes (test with wooden toothpick).

Let cool for at least 5 minutes before taking out of the tin.

You will have the perfect nutritious breakfast muffins or a healthy snack for in between, yummy muffins that leave a fresh taste in your mouth. And you’ll see, you’re housemates (aka Hubs and Kids) will love them.


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Btw I was using a fresh guava, not because I don’t like the cooked guava pulp, but because I’m a little on the lazy side and did not want to ‘spoil’ my beautiful fruit. 😉 And the ‘Guava Banana Spice Muffins’ were divine.


Posted on October 4, 2011, in 'Timan', Cakes and Stuff, Hubs, Mommy, Things I like and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I can almost smell those!

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