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Blueberry and Lemon Friands Recipe

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Once you’ve tasted these light-as-air cakes, you will be hooked. A recipe for moist and sweet blueberry and lemon friands.

SERVES: 10-12
PREP TIME: 15 min
COOK TIME: 30 min
READY TIME: 45 min
CALORIES: 278 (per serving)

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  • 175 g (5¾ oz) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind
  • 1 2⁄3 cups icing (confectioners) sugar, sifted
  • 5 tablespoons plain flour, sifted
  • 5 egg whites
  • 200 g (6½ oz) blueberries, frozen or fresh


1 Place butter in a saucepan over low heat and cook until it is a very light golden colour.

2 Place almond meal, lemon rind, icing (confectioners) sugar and plain flour in a bowl and mix to combine. Add egg whites to bowl and mix.

3 Add melted butter to bowl and mix until combined.

4 Pour mixture into greased 1/2-cup muffin or patty tins. Sprinkle friands with blueberries and bake in a preheated 200°C (400°F) oven for 15 minutes or until they are golden and springy to touch.

4 Cool friands on wire racks and dust with extra icing sugar to serve.


Calories: 278.5
Total Fat: 15.5 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 141.4 mg
Potassium: 145.6 mg
Carbs: 32.5 g


  • If you don’t have a friand pan, you can use a 12-hole medium muffin tin instead.
  • You can make muffin 2-3 days ahead, and store in an airtight container.