Mango Bread Recipe - Easy Bread Recipe
Baking Mango Bread - Fresh Mangoes are Key!
During the years we have a good crop of mangoes, I bake lots of mango bread. Undoubtedly, the best way to eat a mango is freshly picked with the juice running down your chin, but try this easy bread recipe when you're ready. It's a delicious mango bread recipe and the next best thing to simply eating a piece of the just-picked fruit.
Prep Time: 15 - 20 min
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup salad oil
- 2 cups diced mango (about 2 medium size mango)
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 cup coarsely chopped almonds (optional)
- butter or Crisco shortening plus bit of flour to prep baking pans
- Follow the easy steps below.
Mixing bowls are a must.
Buy two of these standard size loaf pans for this mango bread recipe. (or use four of the smaller loaf pans shown above)
Step 1 - Select the Best Mangoes
Fresh mangoes are always best.
To make mango bread, pick two medium sized ripe mangoes from the tree or purchase fresh at the market. Squeeze the fruit firmly; if it gives slightly, it's ready to eat. Sniffing the fruit where the stem is (or was) for a fragrant fruity smell is another way to tell if the fruit is ready.
Step 2 - Mango Bread Recipe Fixins'
Gather together all the ingredients for the mango bread. Ensure you have everything before you start. Preheat oven to 350 degrees with oven racks in the middle position.
Step 3 - Mango Bread Recipe
Sift dry ingredients for making mango bread.
In a large mixing bowl , sift together the dry ingredients, the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. If you don't have a sifter, use a strainer by gently shaking side to side over the bowl.
Step 4 - Mango Bread Recipe
Peel, dice, whisk
Peel and dice mangoes and put in a separate mixing bowl from the dry ingredients. Whisk together the eggs. Add eggs, oil and lemon juice to bowl with mangoes and mix well.
Step 5 - Mango Bread Recipe
Chop almonds for mango bread.
Coarsely chop almonds and add to the dry ingredients. Mix this well. Make a hole in the center and pour mango mixture in this. Mix by hand until all the dry ingredients are absorbed.
Step 6 - Baking Mango Bread
Using spray oil, butter or Crisco shortening, grease and flour the sides and bottoms of baking pans. Pour batter into pans until they are 3/4 full. Place on middle rack in the 350 degree oven.
Baking time depends on the number and size of baking pans:
Bake 35-40 minutes for four small baking pans.
Bake 50-60 minutes if using two standard size baking pans.
Check if mango bread is ready by inserting a bamboo skewer or toothpick into center of each loaf. Remove bread when skewer is dry and outside of bread is nice and brown.
Oven baking times vary. Watch loaves carefully when baking for the first time.
Fresh banana mashed can be substituted for mango if desired.
Step 7 - Enjoy Your Freshly Baked Mango Bread
Mango bread in the morning....or anytime!
Remove loaves from oven. Turn pans upside down and catch loaf in other hand. Set on cooling racks.
Slice and serve mango bread for breakfast with more fresh fruit and a cup of coffee. Skip the butter or margarine as it's not needed here. Enjoy!