Kabayan Pinoy Bread

Kababayan, which literally translates to fellow countryman, is Pinoy sweet muffin known for its golden brown exterior and distinct domed top shape. It got its name due to its resemblance to a salakot, a native straw hat Filipino farmers and townspeople wore when out and about. It’s a popular bakery item and traditionally enjoyed for breakfast or as a midday snack with a choice of hot or cold drink.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • Few of yellow food color
  • 1 pc of egg
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup melted butter or cooking oil
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup of Water


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F or 176°C.
  2. First Combine the dry ingredients – flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix well.
  3. Next add the liquids ingredients gradually eggs, milk, butter, water and vanilla extract. Mix well
  4. Whisk until smooth.
  5. Grease the muffin pans with butter.
  6. Transfer the mixture into the greased muffin pans using an ice cream scoop or spoon until half-full.
  7. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until brown.
  8. Remove from muffin pans and cool.
  9. Serve and enjoy the kabayan bread meryenda.