[Recipe & Tips] Mini Durian Muffins

The dad has a hobby of going to the Pulau Ubin in search of durians. Hahaha ! And he’s probably so good at it now that he could really lug back quite a fair bit each time, especially the season is in now. As the durians from the island are grown naturally, somehow I feel they are far better than the ones from Malaysia where much fertilizers are used to “grow them manually”.

Although many durian lovers prefer to eat the fruits just like that, I prefer them being chilled before consumption. My initial idea was to make some durian puffs as there was still some whipped cream leftover. But the old folks are quite against the idea as no one fancy cream there and them. And seriously, by wrapping up the durian in some cream to enjoy them, it’s indeed much better to just eat them on its own.

For those who love the king of fruits and looking for something simple, you probably could give this a try. I was toying between the idea of a pound cake but I wanted to cut down on baking time, so I thought these mini muffins could do the trick. But else, the batter actually could produce up to 40 mini muffins, which requires me to bake them in 3 separate batches, resulting in the same baking time as one full cake as well.


Below the recipe to share, as requested by many. :) The top of the muffins might look rustic and crusty, but they are actually soft and moist and the aroma that fills the air whilst baking…. only durian lovers can imagine that !


Tips to share :
(1) You probably don’t need a good butter brand to support this cake as the durian taste will overwhelm everything. A normal butter or even margarine will do.

(2) I did not blend the durian flesh into paste prior to using them. I simply add them to the batter and beat all together till everything is smooth and well combined.

(3) If you find that the top of the muffins is not browning enough after baking, simple leave them in the oven with the power off for a further 4 minutes, after baking while the oven is still hot. This can prevent over-baking the muffins and yet achieving a slightly browner top as desired.



And I am so looking forward to my first solo trip this weekend. I will be updating my go on the Facebook, therefore for latest updates, please see my Facebook page here !!

Oh yes, a giveaway will be coming up soon ! So stayed updated on this space too yeah.

Have a great week ahead and happy durian-ing !!


Mini Durian Muffins

By Eat What Tonight Published: July 7, 2014

  • Yield: up to 40 mini muffins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Ready In: 1 hr 5 mins

The dad has a hobby of going to the Pulau Ubin in search of durians. Hahaha ! And he's probably so good at it now that he could really …



  1. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition.
  2. Add in durian flesh and beat thoroughly till all is well combined, approximately another 5 minutes.
  3. Fold in sifted flour, milk powder, baking powder and soda in a few quick strokes till the flour cannot be seen.
  4. Spoon batter into mini muffin pan lined with paper cups. Bake in preheated oven for 200 degrees C for the first 5 minutes and reduce to 180 degrees C for the next 10 minutes.

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