Thermomix Blueberry and Almond Friands

These Thermomix Blueberry and Almond Friands make the perfect teatime treat.  Pop the kettle on, put your feet up and enjoy!

Thermomix Blueberry and Almond Friands

A Friand is a small almond cake which is popular in Australia and New Zealand.  It’s very similar to the French Financier which is rectangle in shape (not someone who works in the financial services!).

I’ve used blueberries for this recipe but you can use any berries you like.  Friands are made with a lot of egg whites and at the end of this post I’ve listed some recipes to use up leftover egg yolks.

Friands are typically made without cupcake cases so it’s really important to generously brush each muffin hole with melted butter then sprinkle flour on each of them.  I usually use cupcake cases for everything so was a bit nervous about them sticking to the pan but they came out well.

Thermomix Friands – step by step

The batter is quite runny which makes it easy to pour straight from the Thermomix Bowl.  Fill each hole about halfway to two thirds of the way up.  Pop three blueberries on top – don’t worry too much about pushing them down as the mixture will rise around them.

Bake for 25-30 minutes until lightly golden.  Leave in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out on a wire rack to cool.  Use a table knife if necessary to help them release them from the muffin tin.

For special occasions the Friands look lovely dusted in icing sugar – I forgot to do this for the photos!

Recipes for leftover egg yolks

Lemon Tart
Creme Patisserie
Old Fashioned Vanilla Slice
Thermomix Custard

Thermomix Blueberry and Almond Friands - a lovely tea time treat to be enjoyed with friends

Thermomix Blueberry and Almond Friands

  • Author: Vicki
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


These Thermomix Blueberry and Almond Friands make the perfect afternoon treat or special occasion.



  • 115 g unsalted butter (melted plus extra for greasing)
  • 65 g plain flour (plus extra for dusting the muffin holes)
  • 100 g almonds
  • 165 g icing sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 6 egg whites
  • 36 blueberries


  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (160ºC fan forced) and generously brush the holes of a 12 hole muffin tin with the extra butter, then dust each hole with flour, shaking off any excess.
  2. Add almonds to the TM bowl and mill 10 sec/speed 9. Add the flour, icing sugar and a pinch of salt and mix for 5 sec/speed 3 to sift out any lumps.
  3. In a separate bowl, lightly whisk the egg whites with the almond extract.
  4. Set the Thermomix to 40 sec/speed 2 and slowly pour the egg white mixture in through the top until well combined.
  5. Scrape down the bowl, add the melted butter and mix for 3-5 sec/speed 5 until just combined. (try not to over mix)
  6. Pour the batter evenly into the muffin holes about half to two thirds of the way up and place 3 blueberries into each one (they’ll sink as they bake so no need to push down).
  7. Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes until lightly golden.
  8. Leave in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool. You may need to use a table knife to help ease them out). Dust with a little icing sugar before serving.

  • Category: Baking
  • Method: Thermomix

Keywords: Thermomix Blueberry & Almond Friands