Passion fruit friands

  • makes 20
  • Easy

Our best twist on a classic friand: the sharpness of the passion fruit in this recipe beautifully compliments the sweetness of almond. Friand is French for dainty, which describes this incredibly light, airy treat perfectly.



  • eggs 5 whites
  • self-raising flour 75g
  • icing sugar 200g
  • ground almonds 125g
  • unsalted butter 180g, plus extra for buttering
  • passion fruit 4, pulp scooped out or 150g tin of pulp
  • caster sugar 2 tbsp


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200c/fan 180c/gas 6. Butter 2 × 12-hole muffin tins (or line them with paper cases if you prefer). Whisk the egg whites until they hold a soft peak.

  • Step 2

    Sift the flour, icing sugar and almonds over the whisked egg whites and pour the melted butter around the edge of the bowl. Fold together very gently and spoon into 20 of the holes.

  • Step 3

    Bake for 15 minutes or until the friands are risen and golden – they should feel slightly springy to the touch.

  • Step 4

    Mix the passion fruit and caster sugar and spoon over the warm friands in the tins. Leave for 5 minutes and then lift out of the tins and cool on a wire rack.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 171
  • Carbs 15.5g
  • Protein 2.6g
  • Fat 11.3g
  • Salt 0.09g
  • Saturates 5.2g
  • Fibre 0.7g