Sungold kiwi coconut financiers

Sungold kiwi and coconut financiers

Want to go directly to the financier recipe? click here to skip to the recipe for these sungold kiwi coconut financiers!

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.Zespri SunGold kiwi coconut financiers | @ktchnhealssoul

I have a friend who eats kiwifruit, skin and all. And I’m not talking about these SunGold kiwis with a thin, smooth, hairless skin. Nope. She eats the fuzzy-skinned green kiwis, outside and inside. She is the first and only person I’ve ever seen eat a kiwi like she was eating an apple. I’ll never forget the day she pulled a fuzzy kiwi from her lunch and chomped down. I watched, fascinated. “Why waste the skin? It’s all fibre!” She is right, kiwis (and kiwi skin) are full of fibre and lots of nutrients (vitamin C, E, and potassium too), but I still don’t eat the skin of fuzzy green kiwifruit.

Zespri SunGold kiwis | @ktchnhealssoul
I have actually tried to peel a kiwi with a vegetable peeler. Sure, most of us are used to the “cut & scoop” method of kiwifruit extraction, but I thought I’d give a peeler a try, you know, for the sake of science. I wanted to know if the “cut & scoop” method we’ve all grown up using is really the best way to peel a kiwi. While using a peeler to take the skin off a kiwi does work, the fruit is rather slippery and difficult to handle the more you peel it, and the surface isn’t as smooth as the scooped out fruit. Conclusion: definitely opt for the tried and true “cut & scoop” method to get the kiwi fruit out of the peel. It’s easy and all you need is a spoon!

Topping coconut financiers with Zespri SunGold kiwis | @ktchnhealssoul

These Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit have a pronounced tropical flavour to them, reminiscent of sweet mango, much sweeter than green kiwis. I fell in love with these SunGold kiwis when I garnished a batch of coconut financiers with the sliced fruit. I had a feeling SunGold kiwis would be perfect in a coconut financier, just likes raspberries and blueberries make beautiful berry financiers.

The results with sungold kiwis were even better than I expected. The sweet, tropical flavour of the fruit persists even when baked. Biting into these SunGold kiwi coconut financiers made me wonder where else I could use this fruit. I’d never baked with kiwis before, and I wholeheartedly regret that. There needs to be more kiwi on my blog. Period. I am smitten. Head over heels.These SunGold kiwi coconut financiers made me smile and inspired me to think of kiwis in a completely different light. Try this recipe and I am quite certain you will understand why.

If you want to find Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit, check your local supermarket between May and October. The smooth, soft skin are a good way of sorting the SunGold from the green kiwifruit.

SunGold kiwi coconut financiers | @ktchnhealssoul

For this recipe, I used a couple of vintage mini muffin pans that I found at a flea market years ago. The size of the muffin cups is slightly larger than a traditional mini muffin pan. Actually, these vintage mini muffin pans are similar in size to this push pop cake pan that you can find on Amazon. Just take the time to prepare the pan before baking: grease and flour 16 of the wells and you should be good to go!

Sungold kiwi coconut financiers

Sungold kiwifruit are the perfect pairing with coconut financiers. The cake is sweet, buttery, and light, with a delightful coconut flavour.
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword kiwi coconut financiers
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 financiers
Calories 125kcal
Author Janice


Mini processor
OXO whisk
mini muffin pan


  • 100 grams (½ cup) granulated sugar
  • 63 grams (½ cup) all-purpose flour
  • 75 grams (¾ cup) shredded sweetened coconut
  • 0.625 mL ( tsp) Diamond Crystal fine kosher salt
  • 120 grams (½ cup) egg whites 4 large
  • 115 grams (½ cup) unsalted butter browned in a saucepan and left to cool to room temperature
  • 2.5 mL (½ tsp) pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Zespri SunGold kiwifruit


  • In small food processor (like this KitchenAid on Amazon), finely grind the sweetened coconut with the granulated sugar, flour, and salt. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the egg whites until very frothy. Dump the egg whites over the dry ingredients, along with the cooled brown butter, and the vanilla. Fold everything together until you obtain a thick batter.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the batter chill for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Butter and flour 16 cups of a mini muffin pan (like this push pop pan on Amazon). When the batter has chilled, divide between the prepared cups. Cut the kiwifruit in half, and scoop out the flesh. Slice into 16 slices. Top each coconut financier with a slice of Zespri SunGold kiwifruit.
  • Bake on the middle rack for 20–25 minutes, until the edges are golden and a skewer inserted into a cake comes out clean. Let cool 10 minutes before unmolding to a wire rack to cool completely
Tried this recipe?Mention @kitchenhealssoul or tag #kitchenhealssoul!


Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg


This post is sponsored by Zespri Kiwifruit to promote their SunGold kiwi fruit. I was compensated monetarily and in product. Thanks for supporting the companies that allow me to create content for Kitchen Heals Soul. As always, please know that I wouldn’t work with a sponsor nor recommend a product if it wasn’t worth it.

brown butter, coconut, financiers, fruit, kiwi, new, sponsored, zespri

14 Responses to Sungold kiwi coconut financiers

  1. Angelika J Thomas July 22, 2016 at 10:33 AM #

    Making me drool with those beautiful photos!

  2. Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.) July 22, 2016 at 11:39 AM #

    These are SO pretty Janice! Love financiers with fruit!

  3. Ginni @Spicy Eggplant July 22, 2016 at 12:22 PM #

    What a beautiful post and a lovely recipe. I love kiwi….so will definitely be looking to trying this recipe out.

  4. Dana July 22, 2016 at 2:01 PM #

    These are beautiful, Janice! I truly do not eat enough kiwis, let alone bake with them. This needs to change.

  5. Colleen Milne July 22, 2016 at 2:18 PM #

    These look so delicious and your photos are gorgeous. I’m jealous of those muffin tins! 🙂

  6. Sean July 22, 2016 at 6:30 PM #

    What a great recipe. I love that you’ve played off of the tropical golden kiwi flavour so nicely, yet kept the dessert simple and the fruit front-and-center. Great job as usual!

  7. Laura July 23, 2016 at 12:47 AM #

    These are just beautiful! I can see them on a Mother’s Day table or special occasion, they are just so pretty! I will have to try them! Pinning for later.


  1. Berry financiers - May 1, 2017

    […] Berry financiers have been on my to-bake list for a long time. I love financiers,  but for some reason, I never get around to making them myself. I developed this recipe with the hope that it could be made with either ground almonds or finely shredded coconut. I’ve decided they taste better when they have cooled completely, and actually, I love them more the next day, but maybe that’s just me. The raspberries bake into sweet little heart shapes, so even though they remind me that summer is terribly short, I can’t stay mad at them for long. And if you don’t love berries, try these kiwi coconut financiers. […]

  2. Grapefruit coconut cookies | Kitchen Heals Soul - May 5, 2017

    […] but you can also enjoy these coconut cookies plain. Another coconuty treat to try is the kiwi coconut financier, which might be slightly easier to make if sandwich cookies worry […]

  3. August 2017 desktop calendar | Kitchen Heals Soul - August 1, 2017

    […] Image source & recipe: Sungold kiwi coconut financiers […]

  4. Sesame kumquat financiers - March 23, 2018

    […] (page 118). You know I am a huge fan of financiers and I love to bake them (tasty examples include kiwi coconut financiers, berry financiers, cranberry chestnut financiers, among others). I tested this sesame kumquat […]

  5. Gluten-free pistachio financiers | Kitchen Heals SoulKitchen Heals Soul - June 6, 2020

    […] shredded coconut and golden yellow kiwis to make these kiwi coconut financiers […]

  6. Gluten-free cranberry chestnut financiers | Kitchen Heals SoulKitchen Heals Soul - June 6, 2020

    […] unusual financiers recipes include these kiwi coconut financiers made with shredded coconut and golden yellow kiwis and these sesame kumquat financiers incorporate […]

  7. Dictionary of French baking terms and English translations | Kitchen Heals SoulKitchen Heals Soul - June 19, 2020

    […] them their texture. If you’d like to give them a try, you can make berry financiers, kiwi coconut financiers, and even gluten-free chestnut financiers or gluten-free pistachio financiers. You can also make […]

Leave a Reply

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.