Make Ahead

Kiwi Bread

March 13, 2018
9 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 55 minutes
  • Makes 1 loaf
Author Notes

A soft, flavorful quick bread that's a touch more exciting than banana, but with the same ease. Garnish with sliced kiwis on top, if you'd like. —Miranda Keyes

What You'll Need
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk, divided
  • 3/4 cup pureed kiwi fruit (about 4-5 kiwis)
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and line a 9x5-inch loaf pan with a long strip parchment paper down the middle with overhanging sides.
  2. Prepare the kiwi puree by placing peeled kiwi fruit in a food processor or blender. Blitz until no large chunks remain and you have a puree. Measure out 3/4 cup and set aside. If there’s any remaining puree, use on top of porridge for breakfast or eat right then and there.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. In a large bowl or bowl of a stand mixer, beat together melted butter and sugar, about 1 minute. Beat in eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Beat mixture until pale in color, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add 1/2 of the flour mixture and mix until combined. Follow by adding 1/2 the of milk. Repeat with remaining flour and milk and mix just until combined. Using a spatula scrape down sides and mix well. Mix in kiwi puree.
  6. Scrape batter into prepared pan and smooth top. Bake in the middle rack of the oven for 45-50 minutes or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  7. Let cool 5 minutes before removing loaf from pan. Loosen sides of pan with a knife if needed. Let cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.

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11 Reviews

thomp116 December 29, 2023
Great recipe. Made into muffins. Added blueberries to some, but needs a little tweaking for that. Next time I make it, I think I might drizzle a little glaze on top for decorative value.
lynnie February 25, 2023
could you add an apple or nuts? if so, does it change the baking time?
Natalie C. April 22, 2022
Beautiful, unusual, moist and delicious bread! I added kiwi slices on top after about 20 minutes of baking, and it came out beautifully. Will definitely make again!
Sonia S. July 19, 2021
Accidentally bought too many kiwis and stumbled upon this recipe. Omg. It was delicious. I do think though the kiwi needs to be a bit ripe. I also used chia eggs instead of regular eggs. Very moist. Surprised! Will make again.
Victoria E. April 22, 2020
I loved this bread! It’s delicious. However, I saw the kiwis laid on top of the loaf in the picture, but they weren’t a part of the recipe. I put them on before baking, but they ended up sinking! 30 minutes in, I added another layer which did not sink! If you plan on putting the kiwis on top, wait until some of the baking is done! Overall, great recipe that I will make again!
Melissa M. April 2, 2020
Can this work with oatmilk or almond milk?
Sandra B. July 18, 2018
I made this tonight. It was fantastic! Moist, flavorful, really easy to make. I used 4 good-sized kiwi that were softening. Followed instructions exactly. Will make it again!
Jamie's F. March 15, 2018
This is awesome. I've never thought of kiwi bread before - this is something I'll need to try soon.
frecklywench March 13, 2018
I would never have thought of a kiwi loaf—can't wait to try this!
Oscar C. March 13, 2018
Could I swap out the fresh fruit for kiwi jam, if I cut the sugar a little?
Miranda K. March 18, 2018
You could try it - the batter may need more liquid as a result, so up the quantity of milk if needed.