Quince muffins recipe - Kittenhood

Quince muffins recipe

Quince muffins recipe - Kittenhood

One of the biggest discoveries in my kitchen a few years ago was the muffin. I had no idea muffins were so easy to make, nor that they could open the door to so many possibilities. I also learned that they’re a great use for quince, which I find to be quite the pretentious fruit (i.e. not easy to eat fresh, not many recipes to cook). The best part is that you can take the basic muffin recipe and adapt it with all sorts of other fruit (apple and pear work this time of the year, but I can’t wait to try apricots, peaches, and sour cherries come summer!). And did I mention nuts of all sorts? Or chocolate chip? They all sound amazing! On the opposite pole, you can skip the sugar and veggies and cheese to make a lovely breakfast or brunch treat. Have you ever tried anything like that? Not to shush you, but enough talk, let me show you how I make quince muffins, which are my favorites in winter: 

Quince muffins
Yields 12
  1. 150g melted butter
  2. 1/4 cup oil
  3. 1/2 cup buttermilk
  4. 1 tsp vanilla
  5. 2 beaten eggs
  6. 2 1/2 cups flour
  7. 1 cup brown sugar
  8. 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  9. 1/4 tsp bicarbonate
  10. 2 medium quinces
  11. (optional) orange peel
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  2. Cut the fruit in small cubes and place in a large bowl. Add flour, sugar, baking powder and bicarbonate. Add orange peel if you're using.
  3. In a different bowl, mix the wet ingredients (butter, oil, buttermilk, vanilla, eggs).
  4. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ones, and mix together.
  5. Bake in a muffin tray for 20-25 minutes (until toothpick comes out clean).
  1. You can also use apple or pear instead of quince.
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Quince muffins recipe - Kittenhood

  • These look super yum! Muffins are so versatile, one of my favourites when I can be bothered to actually bake!

  • These sound yummy, I love quince (the preserve is delicious, I love the colour and flavour).

    I’ve made savory muffins and they turned out amazing, you have to try too. And the best ones are definitely choco muffins with chocolate chips, I’d recommend these: http://www.thehearabouts.com/2011/05/coke-and-muffins.html


  • This sounds delicious! I see quince at the grocery store every now and then, but I’ve never bought it, not knowing what to use it for. I’ll have to give these a try.

    • they’re sweet & sour, quite interesting really!

  • really interesting, I have to try that!