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When I got this month’s Cookbook of the Month home from the library and started looking through it, I decided that I’d do a recipe from each chapter, since there are 4 chapters.  Well, this chapter was so hard to choose from!  There were seriously so many recipes in this chapter that sounded so good.  Which may have you asking why I went with such a simple recipe.  Well, in the heading of this recipe, it says that mango bread is to Hawaiians what banana bread is to a lot of us.  And I started imaging how nice it would be to have a bunch of ripe mangoes laying around all the time…

I was so excited to try this recipe, until I started making it.  As I cut into my mango, I realized it wasn’t very ripe.  In fact, it was barely even sweet at all.  And I only bought one mango, and the recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups of mango chunks, and I wasn’t sure the 1 mango would do it.  But I persevered.  I added a little bit of extra sugar to make up for the mangoes not being very sweet, and I was just short the 1 1/2 cups, but I figured it should still work out.  And it did!!  And as much as I liked this bread, I can only imagine how good it would be with a nice, juicy, ripe mango.

This recipe is a little heavy on the spices.  I like nutmeg and cloves, but the nutmeg and cloves in this are quite strong.  I would probably cut back a bit next time, but that’s all I would change!

Recipe Rating:  4.25 out of 5

Mango Bread
from The Food of Paradise

makes 1 loaf

1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups ripe half-inch mango cubes

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and spices in a large bowl.  Stir in egg, oil and milk.  Fold in the mango cubes.  Pour the batter into the pan.

Bake in the preheated oven for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.  (You might have to put a piece of foil over the top if the bread is getting too dark before it is done cooking through.)  Cool for a few minutes, remove from the pan, and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.


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16 Responses to Cookbook of the Month Recipe – Mango Bread

  1. Vivienne says:

    how interesting that mango bread is common in hawaii! i guess its prob a fruit thats available all year found there like our bananas!

  2. megan @ whatmegansmaking says:

    Mango bread sounds so interesting! I love mangos so I bet I would love this bread 🙂

  3. Kristy says:

    Interesting combo…I bet it is great!

  4. Georgia (The Comfort of Cooking) says:

    You're right – with some fresh mango, or maybe some mango chutney, this bread would be even more amazing than I bet it is plain! It looks wonderful, Deborah. Thanks for this inventive and delicious looking recipe!

  5. Holly says:

    I love banana bread and this just sounds soo divine!! Love mango:)

  6. Joanne says:

    One of my roommates lived in mexico for awhile and whenever she speaks about being able to buy mangoes for five cents a piece my eyes glaze over. I love the sound of this bread!

  7. Karen says:

    That sounds fantastic!

  8. Kim says:

    I love that kind of bread! With the mangos, it's so original, I like it…

  9. Lisa says:

    In Hawaii there's mango season when everyone who has a mango tree gives them away to everyone they know. You end up with bags of the stuff and mango bread is a quick and delicious way to use them all up.

  10. teresa says:

    what a cool bread, i adore mangoes, so i would happily gobble this up!

  11. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    A wonderfully exotic bread!



  12. Tasha says:

    I've honestly never really been a big mango eater, yet this bread sounds really interesting and something to try!

  13. Valerie says:

    I've never tried mango bread. I did eat a fresh (really fresh) mango in Ecuador years ago. Almost doesn't taste like the same fruit to me as how they taste after we get them here.

  14. Monet says:

    My sister and I ADORE mango bread. She's coming in town for Thanksgiving, so I'm going to keep my eyes open for a juicy mango. Thank you for sharing this with us. I hope you are having a relaxing Saturday!

  15. Holly@Life as a Lofthouse says:

    This looks soo good! And so different!! LOVE IT!

  16. Sophia says:

    This is a really interesting recipe. I've never even heard of mango bread before, but in all honesty, every fruit bread is pretty delicious! It looks awesome by the way!

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