Mango Bread

Fresh Mango Bread spiced with cinnamon and ginger and bursting with sweet chunks of mango and plump raisins. With each bite of this scrumptious bread, you will be transported to a beautiful sandy beach with your toes in the sand and a cold drink in your hand. Oh that sounds so perfect right now! 😀 I had never heard of mango bread until I was flipping through one of my favorite cookbooks, Baking: From My Home to Yours. I read the ingredients and knew I had to give it a try. Mango, golden raisins and spices? Yes, please! Lucky for me I even had a mango in the refrigerator! 😀 This bread just gets better day by day. Just wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and the flavors intensify. Serve with with tea or coffee for a delicious breakfast or an afternoon snack.

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Mango Bread

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups diced mango (from 1 large peeled and pitted mango)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup moist, plump golden raisins
  • Grated zest of 1/2 a lime

Directions:

  1. Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bottom and sides of a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan; dust with flour, tapping out excess. Put the pan on an insulated baking sheet or on two regular baking sheets stacked one on top of the other. (This extra insulation will keep the bottom of the bread from over-baking).
  2. Dice the mango and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and oil; set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, spices, salt and brown sugar. Break up any lumps.
  5. Stir liquid ingredients into the dry until just moistened. The batter will be very thick (really more like a dough than a batter) and not easily mixed. Stir in mango, raisins and zest.
  6. Scrape batter into prepared loaf pan and smooth surface with a rubber spatula. Bake 1 1/2 hours, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. (If the bread looks as if it’s getting too brown as it bakes, cover it loosely with a foil tent). Transfer the pan to a wire rack and cool 5 minutes before unmolding. Allow to cool completely before serving.

Yields: 1 9×5 loaf

Source: Baking: From My Home to Yours
 

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18 Responses to Mango Bread

  1. My husband and I had mango bread only once….on our honeymoon in Hawaii. I have been trying to find a good recipe so I could make it because it was SO delicious. Your bread looks amazing – I can’t wait to try it!

  2. Seriously? I have NEVER heard of a bread with Mango in it. Wow! Now, I have to admit, I don’t like Mangos, but I do like the flavor in stuff. My son loves mangos so he would flip for this. Must try! Thanks!

  3. The Teenage Taste says:

    One of the first things I ever baked by myself was a mango bread I found on AllRecipes. This looks delicious, but next time you should try adding some coconut! I love adding coconut to the mango bread I make! 🙂

  4. Looks just wonderful. A great blend of fall and summer, perfect for September.

  5. Polwig says:

    I need to try this soon, mangos and ginger… that is my type of bread, perfect for grab and go on a hectic school day

  6. jennknee says:

    I have never heard of mango bread before!! Its got ginger in it..I am already sold!!

  7. Reem says:

    This is awesome!!!
    I have never eaten a Mango bread and I am a huge lover of Mangoes…
    Ginger pairs so well with mango, I am sure this will be spectacular…

  8. I bought some mangoes yesterday and had planned to eat them for breakfast but now I can have it in cake instead! Lovely recipe.

  9. ChgoJohn says:

    I’m with the others who’d never heard of mango bread before. THis is one recipe, however, I really do want to try. Thanks for sharing.

  10. My husband would LOVE this! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  11. Eliot says:

    Now, where is that sandy beach? Since sounds like such a different take on quick breads. I love mangoes. (I need to find a good source for dried mangoes, though.)

  12. Sandi says:

    I’m still eating off a huge mango I bought reduced for 0.25 at the Farmers Market, makes me happy 🙂
    Appreciate your great combo of flavors!

  13. Jenna says:

    Oh my gosh, this sounds amazing! I’m a reluctant baker (I enjoy stovetop cooking so much more), but it’s recipes like these that drive me to the oven! =)

  14. Yesim says:

    looks great.. i m not succesful with baking honestly.. i admire who bake good..

  15. Sandra says:

    Other than a daiquiri this is the perfect use for a mango!

  16. This looks quite interesting. A bread that taste like a mango? Well if there is a mango cake why not a mango bread. Can’t wait to try this out.

  17. stephanie says:

    do you think frozen mango would work? thanks!

    • Christina says:

      Stephanie,
      I have never tried making it with frozen mango but I don’t see why you couldn’t. If you give it a try I would love to hear how it turns out for you! 🙂

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