Make Ahead

Kiwi Bread

March 13, 2018
4 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
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

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 55 minutes
  • Makes 1 loaf
  • 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)
In This Recipe
  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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7 Reviews

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!
bumble &. 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?
Author Comment
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.