Mango Bread – Easy and Delicious

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Come Summer and the royal land of Nizams, Hyderabad appears golden yellow.Hyderabad fondly known as the ‘Pearl City’ is an enchanting land of heritage monuments,forts,palaces, lakes, museums, gardens, software parks and more importantly a delectable cuisine fit for the kings. And when it is summer, especially in the month of May, the entire city is dotted with the king of fruits-mangoes,beautiful luscious mangoes,aromatic,sweet and full of flavor.You can see them everywhere,on every street,in every nook and corner. On pushcarts,in kiosks,in fruitstalls,in stores,in juice corners,in homes..just everywhere. Mango is the most loved fruit across the world and India alone produces half of the world’s mangoes.

Mango lovers can’t have enough of mangoes. And to their delight this year the food safety department of hyderabad has ensured that the vendors or producers keep the mangoes chemical free,i.e free of artificial ripeners like Calcium Carbide.

delicious mango bread
delicious mango bread

I really look forward to summers and fresh ripe mangoes to bake this time tested  easy mango bread recipe. The aromas and flavors of this bread are truly amazing. Moreover, this recipe is light and does not use butter or too many eggs. You can add raisins and walnuts in this bread for extra flavor and a crunch. The color of the loaf is beautiful. You can enjoy it warm on it’s own or with a scoop of mango ice cream….mmm…I can still remember the taste and smell the aroma wafting around….long after the bread was devoured.

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Mango Bread Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 125g all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 90ml vegetable oil
  • 125g caster sugar 
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. raisins
  • 1 tbsp. chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 200g chopped mangoes

 

Method:

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First mix all dry ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

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Whisk the egg.

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Fold in the dry flour mixture.

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Add the chopped mangoes and lemon juice and fold in gently.

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Line a loaf tin with butter paper and pour the batter in it. Cover the tin lightly with aluminium foil so that the top does not brown fast. You can remove the foil after half an hour. Complete baking until a toothpick comes out clean. It should take about 1 hour.

Let it cool before you unmould it and slice it. Enjoy just like that or with a scoop of icecream.

 

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68 thoughts on “Mango Bread – Easy and Delicious

    1. Thank you so much ☺ You really don’t need to add the nuts. The original recipe doesn’t have them. I added them only because I like walnuts. The bread will taste just as delicious without nuts.

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  1. When I lived in Florida, mangoes were a surfeit and everyone tried to get rid of their excess. Here in the desert of Arizona, we have them, but they were picked from trees long before it was time, thus they have no flavor at all. I can remember the juice running down my arms when eating them as a kid, but now they are dry and useless. A pity! 😦 Yours look ever so much more appealing.

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    1. Oh!! That’s really sad. But do you get imported mangoes there. My brother in law lived in Arizona until recently. He is a paediatrician and he would tell us how he would have to drive miles to get to any place. I wanted to visit the place till his family lived there, to see the rustic charm but couldn’t make it.

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  2. I got bumped off say I was hyperventilating looking at this recipe… Maybe that is why I got bumped off?I HAVE to make this one too . I have made so many of yours. I tell my Mr Shey all about your wonderful blog and recipes when I do.

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    1. Just like what I did to the poor mango bread haha! Couldn’t wait for it to cool. It would have had straighter edges if i had patience.The aroma was making me ravenous. Only i know how hard it was for me to wait till I clicked the pics 😉.

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    1. How I wish I could serve you a slice right across the screen. Does that sound scary 😉But honestly I wouldn’t be impressed with technology until I can download food. Have a nice day dear 🌻

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    1. You are right Judi. Fruit breads are more moist and flavorful and need very less fat in the recipe. Plus the combination of cinnamon made sure the aroma was amazing. Have a wonderful week ahead friend ☺

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  3. Oh gosh, what’s better than mango bread at this time of year, or anytime for that matter. Yours looks so moist and flavorful Ana. I didn’t realize that India alone produced so many mangoes. Whenever we’d visit Goa, I would gorge on mangoes all day long :). The Alphonso variety were my favorite 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Loretta ☺ Though India produces at least a thousand varieties of mangoes, Alphonso is the indisputable king of mangoes. Have a wonderful week ahead ☺

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    1. India produces at least 1000 varieties of mangoes. I have not tasted Pakistani or Filipino mangoes. I am sure they must be delicious too.

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  4. Ana,
    The mango bread is absolutely stunning! Your photos show the texture perfectly. And it looks so yummy!
    I loved the mango season in India – the colors and the fragrance of the mangoes is unmatched.
    I am bookmarking this recipe to make soon! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much Sandhya. I am sure you get Alphonso mangoes near your place. I have fallen in love with clicking pics in natural light. It is unbeatable. But when I make dishes in the evening or night I feel so helpless that I have to make do with artificial lighting. Have a tough time avoiding reflections. I think i need to take some lessons in photography with all modes of lighting.
      Have a wonderful week ahead ☺ 👍

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  5. My husband cannot get enough mangoes lately. The ten I bought last Sunday are already gone! I must make this bread for him…He’ll think he died and went to heaven! Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe. 🙂

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    1. Haha! Nancy your husband must be somehow related to our mango lover family. Especially my son who likes every thing which has a hint of mango in it. If your husband tastes mangoes from India esp. those from Hyderabad he will really enjoy them. Thank you for liking Nancy. Have a delicious and lovely weekend ☺💕

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    1. Thank you Ankitha for the kind words. They mean a lot to me. You have an amazing blog and an interesting collection of recipes. Would love to pop in at leisure and enjoy them all.
      Regards
      skd

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      1. Of course yummm…
        And btw I will need tips from you for selfhosting once you are done with yours. Have been wanting to do that for a while.

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