Delicious Carambola Bread Recipe for Everyone

Greetings fellow foodies! Are you ready to embark on a journey to the tropical land of Brazil? Today, I have a recipe that will transport your taste buds straight to the heart of this vibrant country with its rich flavors and exotic ingredients.

I present to you the delightful and unique Star Fruit Bread Recipe, also known as Carambola Bread. This recipe is inspired by the juicy and tangy star fruit, also known as carambola, which is a versatile tropical fruit that is definitely worth trying if you haven’t already.

Two weeks ago, I stumbled upon a bunch of fresh star fruits at the local market and had a crazy idea using them to make a cheesecake. Although it turned out great, I couldn’t help but wonder what else I could create with this fascinating fruit. After some research, I discovered this freshly baked and delicious Carambola Bread.

Baking this bread will fill your kitchen with an irresistible aroma that will make your mouth water. In this recipe, we use star fruit as the main ingredient alongside other staples like eggs and butter, that work together in perfect harmony to create a soft texture inside and a delicate crust outside.

So join me in exploring new flavors and textures in your kitchen with this unique Star Fruit Bread Recipe!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Star Fruit (Carambola) Bread
Star Fruit (Carambola) Bread

Are you looking for something new to satisfy your cravings? Look no further, because this Star Fruit (Carambola) Bread recipe is sure to hit the spot! Not only is it a great way to use up any excess star fruit you may have lying around, but its exotic and tropical flavors will transport you straight to a beach paradise.

The combination of the tangy star fruit and the subtle sweetness of coconut and white wine make this recipe a unique treat that you won’t find anywhere else. Not to mention the soft and fluffy texture that comes from the perfect balance of ingredients. Each bite is like experiencing a party in your mouth!

One of the best things about this recipe is its versatility. It can be eaten as a sandwich, paired with a variety of tasty fruit jams or sauces, or simply enjoyed on its own. Feeling creative? You can even try making starfruit juice or incorporating it into other dessert recipes.

But wait, it gets better! This recipe is also incredibly easy to make. With only 10 minutes of prep time and 45 minutes in the oven, you can have a delicious homemade bread that will impress your friends and family. Plus, it’s so good that it’ll last up to two weeks if stored properly.

So why not try something new and give this Star Fruit (Carambola) Bread recipe a chance? Your taste buds will thank you!

Ingredient List

 Sweet and moist bread with a tropical twist.
Sweet and moist bread with a tropical twist.

Hereunder is the ingredient list for our star fruit bread recipe.

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of Flour (sifted)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup of Sugar
  • 1/2 cup of Butter (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon of White Wine
  • 1/2 cup of Coconut Milk
  • 1 seeded Star Fruit

Note that when selecting a Star Fruit, look for one that is yellow-green in coloring with no brown spots on the outside or dullness to the skin as this can indicate an overripe fruit. Also, make sure the fruit is firm and gently bends to show it’s ready to eat or use in a recipe.

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect way to utilize star fruits.
The perfect way to utilize star fruits.

Now that we have everything prepared, let’s start by making this delicious Star Fruit Bread.

Step 1: Cream Sugar and Butter

In a large bowl, cream 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of butter, softened at room temperature for about 10 minutes until it becomes light and fluffy.

Step 2: Add Eggs and White Wine

Crack in 3 eggs, one at a time, then pour in 1 teaspoon of white wine. Blend them well with the sugar and butter mixture.

Step 3: Incorporate Flour Mixture

In another bowl, sift together 2 cups of flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1 teaspoon of salt. Combine it with the egg mixture. Mix thoroughly but do not overmix.

Step 4: Fold Star Fruit Slices

Now for the star of our recipe – the star fruit or carambola! Wash and cut off both ends of the star fruit, slice it thinly (about ¼ inch), removing any seeds. Add these slices to the batter and fold them in gently with a rubber spatula.

Step 5: Bake in Oven

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a standard loaf pan (9 x 5 inches) lightly with butter or cooking spray. Pour in the batter evenly into the pan. Bake for about 55-60 minutes or until inserting a toothpick or cake tester into the center comes out clean.

Step 6: Cool and Garnish

After removing from the oven, let it cool down for a few minutes before removing it from the pan. Allow bread to finish cooling on a wire rack before slicing into pieces. You can also dust powdered sugar on top or add some sliced star fruit for garnish.

Enjoy your freshly-baked star fruit bread!

Substitutions and Variations

 A gorgeous yellow hue with delicate star-shaped slices.
A gorgeous yellow hue with delicate star-shaped slices.

While this carambola bread recipe is already unique with star fruit as the main ingredient, there are still ways to change it up and put a personal touch on it. Here are some substitution and variation ideas that you can try:

– Flour: Instead of using all-purpose flour, you can use whole wheat flour or gluten-free flour for a healthier twist.

– Sugar: You can also substitute regular sugar with brown sugar or coconut sugar for a different flavor profile.

– Butter: If you’re looking for a dairy-free option, try using coconut oil or vegetable oil instead of butter.

– Eggs: For those who are vegan or have allergies, you can substitute the eggs with 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce per egg.

– Star Fruit: Experiment with other tropical fruits like mango, pineapple, or papaya as a substitute if star fruit isn’t available.

– Flavorings: Add more depth of flavor to your bread by adding coconut flakes or vanilla extract.

– Wine: If wine isn’t your thing or if you don’t have any on hand, you can use apple juice as a non-alcoholic alternative.

But keep in mind that any substitutions may affect the texture and taste of the bread. So make sure to adjust accordingly and test along the way to achieve perfect results.

Serving and Pairing

 Fresh from the oven and ready to be devoured.
Fresh from the oven and ready to be devoured.

Are you looking for delicious ways to serve and pair your star fruit bread? Look no further! This tropical fruit bread is a versatile treat that can be enjoyed in many different ways.

Firstly, one of my favorite ways to serve this bread is toasted with a dollop of butter. The warmth and crispy texture of the toast are perfectly matched with the soft, juicy chunks of star fruit. For an additional depth of flavor, consider incorporating coconut flakes into the butter for an extra tropical taste.

If toasting isn’t your thing, then try serving sliced star fruit bread with a side of fresh fruit like mango or pineapple. The combination of sweetness from the fruits makes for a perfect summer treat that feels light yet indulgent at the same time.

Looking for something more filling? You could use your star fruit bread to make a delicious sandwich. Spread cream cheese on both slices and top with sliced avocado, tomato, lettuce, and some protein like thinly sliced turkey or ham. The tangy flavor from the star fruit pairs beautifully with the creamy cheese and savory toppings.

If you have a sweet tooth, then try serving your star fruit bread as part of a dessert spread featuring other tropical flavors. Top each slice with some homemade starfruit jam or drizzle with a glaze made from starfruit juice mixed with powdered sugar. You can also enjoy it alongside other citrus fruits like oranges or tangerines to create a vibrant platter.

When it comes to pairing suggestions, I highly recommend trying this bread alongside a glass of white wine such as a Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. However, if you are not a wine drinker or simply prefer non-alcoholic beverages, then try making some homemade starfruit juice as an alternative. With its refreshing taste and tropical flair, this delicious pairing will definitely make you feel like you’re on a relaxing island vacation.

No matter how you choose to serve or pair your star fruit bread, it is a versatile and delicious addition to any meal or snacktime. Take advantage of the bounty of tropical fruit available and indulge in this paradise treat!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A slice of paradise in every bite.
A slice of paradise in every bite.

The star fruit bread tastes delicious when it is freshly made, but it can be stored for later consumption too. One of the best things about this recipe is that you can make it ahead and store it in the refrigerator, or even freeze it for up to two weeks.

To make your bread ahead of time, allow it to cool completely before wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. The key is to keep air out of the packaging because air will cause your bread to dry out quickly. Then place the wrapped bread in an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to five days or freezer for up to two weeks.

When storing in the freezer, make sure that you label the container with the date that it was frozen so you know how long it’s been stored. It’s best to thaw the bread overnight in the refrigerator rather than at room temperature. This will help maintain its moisture and texture.

If you have some leftover slices of star fruit bread, you can reheat them in a toaster oven for a few minutes until they’re warm, crispy, and have revived their full flavor. You can also microwave them briefly by wrapping them in a damp paper towel or cloth, and heating for 30 seconds at high power.

Another way of enjoying your leftover bread is by turning it into a sandwich by placing some cream cheese or any other preferred spread on each slice and filling with ham, turkey, or your favorite vegetables.

This recipe also pairs well with citrus fruits like oranges or tangerines or with tropical fruits like papaya or pineapple. These fruits will amplify its already tangy flavor from the fruity sweetness of the star fruit. If you feel like making more sweet dishes, you could use star fruit juice to make a delicious fruit jam recipe or just drink a refreshing glass of starfruit juice on its own.

In conclusion, this carambola bread recipe is perfect for meal planning because you can make it in advance, store, and reheat for when you want a quick breakfast or dessert without compromising the taste. It’s versatile and can be eaten in different ways as well as paired with several fruits and drinks to elevate its flavor.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Slice it up for a delightful afternoon snack.
Slice it up for a delightful afternoon snack.

To make this carambola bread recipe turn out perfectly, it’s important to pay attention to some details. Here are a few tips to help you achieve the best results.

Firstly, when preparing the star fruit, make sure to remove the seeds as they can be tough and detract from the texture of the bread. Slice the fruit thinly and evenly so that it cooks through properly.

Secondly, use room temperature ingredients for better mixing and a more uniform texture. If your butter is too hard, microwave it in short intervals until it is softened but not melted. Room temperature eggs are easier to blend into a smooth batter.

Thirdly, don’t overmix the batter. Once the flour mixture has been added to the wet ingredients, stir just until everything is combined. Overmixing will lead to a tougher texture instead of a light and fluffy bread.

Fourthly, if you prefer a sweeter loaf, add an extra cup of sugar or drizzle some fruit juice or honey over the top before serving. This will also enhance the star fruit flavor.

Lastly, ensure that your baking powder and flour are fresh for optimal rising and texture. Old baking powder loses its leavening power, while stale flour can affect both taste and texture. Store them in cool, dry places and use within six months for best results.

Following these tips will help ensure that your carambola bread turns out perfectly every time. Experiment with different serving options like sliced with butter or jam or toasted for a sandwich with cheese or ham for a unique tropical twist on classic dishes.


Now, let’s move on to some frequently asked questions about this star fruit bread recipe:

Are you supposed to peel starfruit?

To prepare the star fruit for consumption, it is unnecessary to remove the waxy skin. Instead, utilize the following steps: Firstly, rinse the star fruit under running water to clean it, then proceed to dry it.

What can you do with starfruit?

When it comes to this versatile ingredient, there are a plethora of ways to incorporate it into your meals! One option is simply enjoying it as a snack or adding it to bright and fresh salads. You could even use it as a decorative garnish for an extra pop of flavor and color. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could try incorporating it into savory dishes like Asian-inspired stews or seafood dishes. For those with a sweet tooth, you could even turn it into delicious pies or puddings, or use it in jams, jellies or chutneys. The possibilities are truly endless!

Can you eat the seeds of a star fruit?

Part of the enjoyment of working with star fruit lies in its unique shape. To remove the seeds, simply use the tip of your knife or your fingers and gently push them towards the center of the slices. Although the seeds are edible like apple seeds, they don’t offer much flavor. One of the best things about putting together a plate of tropical fruit is the visually stunning and colorful display it creates.

What are the culinary uses of starfruit?

Star fruit is a versatile tropical fruit that can be enjoyed fresh or utilized in a variety of culinary applications such as jams, juices, and salads. It is not uncommon for star fruit to be used as a substitute for apples in various recipes due to its unique flavor and texture.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this star fruit (carambola) bread recipe is an excellent way to enjoy a tropical fruit that is not often used in cooking. With its unique sour-sweet flavor and beautiful star shape when sliced, it is sure to impress your guests and satisfy your taste buds.

This recipe is easy to follow, and the results are always impressive. By using simple ingredients such as flour, eggs, sugar, butter, baking powder, white wine’s secret ingredient, and of course, star fruit, you can make a delicious and unique bread that will delight everyone who tries it.

Whether you are looking for a new breakfast treat or a flavorful dessert, this recipe is perfect. Serve it fresh out of the oven with a little bit of butter or jam on top, or slice it up and spread some starfruit jam or juice on it. You could even use it to make sandwiches if you want to get creative!

In conclusion, if you want to try something different and incorporate more tropical fruits into your cooking repertoire, then this star fruit (carambola) bread recipe is a must-try. Trust me; your taste buds will thank you for it!

Star Fruit (Carambola) Bread

Star Fruit (Carambola) Bread Recipe

Light and bright bread with coconut. I you have a star fruit tree, you will appreciate having this recipe.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Global
Servings 1 Loaf
Calories 3360.7 kcal


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon white wine
  • 2 cups star fruit, mashed
  • 1 cup coconut, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter and then cream in eggs.
  • Blend in white wine and star fruit.
  • Stir in flour mixture, blending thoroughly and then stir in coconut.
  • Spoon into a well greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch bread pan or just use silpat.
  • Bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 1067gCalories: 3360.7kcalCarbohydrates: 430.9gProtein: 54.1gFat: 164.6gSaturated Fat: 112.2gCholesterol: 802mgSodium: 2774.6mgFiber: 27.8gSugar: 217.3g
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Dora is a chef well-versed in Brazilian and American cuisine. After a hard day's work in the kitchen of her restaurant, she finds the time to jot down recipes for her food blog. Her recipes are sure to delight foodies everywhere, as she strives to make each one unique and enjoyable to read.