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Last saturday, I joined my church on a one-day eat, shop and farm visit tour to Johor, Malaysia. During one of the farm visits, we learnt that the outer shell of the passionfruit can be used as a medicine. According to the tour guide, the dried ground outer shell when mixed with some water is an excellent remedy for migraine. Remedy aside, it contains a rich source of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and fiber.

We love passion fruit for its distinct and unique flavour. Besides eating it on its own, we use the juicy pulp to make cakes, desserts, salad dressing and drinks. I also use sour ones to make fish curry sauce, an brilliant ideal taught by a famous local chef on TV.

Along our trip, I bought 2 big bagfuls (about 30 of them) for only RM11, half the price of what I would have to pay here. I freeze some of the pulp for cooking and leave the rest for drinks (just add iced water & syrup) or to enjoy it straight from the shell.

Just now, my eldest gal craved for passionfruit muffins and I gave her this fool-proof recipe so easy to prepare that even a young child can do it.  The result was super-licious… haha.. if you can figure out what that means!



Ingredients (make 8 large muffins) :

(A) Mix well together in a mixing bowl
200gm self raising flour
2 tablespoon milk powder
100gm castor sugar

(B) Whisk lightly together in a jug
100gm melted unsalted butter
2 large eggs
150ml plain yogurt or mango & peach yogurt (reduce the amount of sugar if you use flavoured ones)
75ml passionfruit pulp

(C) Optional – For the topping, mix together
Pulp from 4 passionfruits
30gm icing sugar (more or less according to your liking)



1) Make a well in (A). Add (B) gradually and stir with a spatula until well combined. Do not over-stir as otherwise the muffin will be ‘rubbery’ (the batter should be lumpy).

Just stir in the wet ingredients into the dry ones - that easy !!

Just stir in the wet ingredients into the dry ones – that easy !!

2) Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with the batter. Bake in a preheated 220°C hot oven for 20 mins or until done & golden brown. Remove & cool on a rack.

3) Enjoy it warm – if you love passionfruit, this is sensational !

very moist & fluffy inside

very moist & fluffy inside

4) Drizzle (C) over muffin just before serving (or simply on its own sans topping).

a delicious snack any time of the day !

a delicious snack any time of the day !