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Mango Spice Banana Bread

Mango Spice Banana Bread. A different mango and spice twist on a traditional banana bread. A great addition to packed lunches or as an afternoon snack. Makes a terrific bake sale contribution too.

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Mango Spice Banana Bread.

Originally published May 2014.

Spice banana bread is pretty delicious but how about a different mango twist on a traditional banana bread?

Necessity was again the mother of invention when it came to this new version of banana bread. I’m not sure why Spouse keeps buying so many bananas when they never seem to all get eaten before they start to get over ripe.

Close-up of bananas fresh and flecked brown to be used in this Honey Cake recipe

Give ripe bananas a brand new life!

Diced Mango

Dice the mango quite small.

This time a sweet, very ripe mango shared the bottom of the fruit bowl with the bananas. Initially, I figured I’d make spice muffins with the mango and banana bread with the bananas. 

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Mango Spice Banana Bread.

Then it occurred to me, “Why not combine the two?” The result was really delicious and well worth trying.

Make sure you dice the mango quite small (under 1/2 inch), especially of it is very ripe. This makes sure the mango pieces stay evenly distributed in the batter.

This is my new favourite banana bread. These flavours really do go together exceptionally well.

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Mango Spice Banana Bread.

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Close up photo of 2 slices of Mango Spice Banana Bread on a green plate
Yield: 1 large or 2 small loaves

Mango Spice Banana Bread

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

A different mango and spice twist on a traditional banana bread. A great addition to packed lunches or as an afternoon snack. Makes a terrific bake sale contribution too.


  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 bananas, medium ripe andmashed
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp powdered ginger
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp orange zest, finely minced
  • 1 large mango, ripe and diced small


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Beat sugar and oil in a bowl. Add eggs, mashed banana and orange zest.
  3. Sift together dry ingredients and fold into banana mixture alternately with orange juice.
  4. Fold in diced mango.
  5. Pour batter into 1 large or two small greased loaf pans and sprinkle the tops with turbinado sugar if desired for a little extra crunch.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes to an hour depending upon pan size. A toothpick inserted in the center which comes out clean is the best indicator that the loaf is fully baked.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 184Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 21mgSodium 158mgCarbohydrates 29gFiber 1gSugar 16gProtein 3g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Sunday 22nd of May 2022

This turned out wonderfully!!! I made a few changes to use what I had on hand. Used 1 banana and 2 diced mangoes, 3/4 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp ground ginger, added 1/4 cup coconut and topped with chopped pecans. I bake all my quick breads in a pan that measures 13" Wide X 4" High X 3 1/2 " deep. This pan eliminates the problems I read about the middle being partially cooked and the ends done. I learned this from my Mom. I line the pan with foil and then parchment and baked 50 minutes. I love your website and use so many of your recipes! Thank you!


Thursday 11th of August 2022

@SallyJoJo, high and deep are the same thing! what do you mean for the dimentions of this pan.

Desiree Webber

Wednesday 16th of February 2022

It’s mentioned frozen mango can be used if fresh isn’t available. I’m guessing it should be added while still frozen? Can you you give an estimated amount of frozen mango to use that would equal a fresh mango? Thanks so much! Your recipes DO always “rock”!

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Monday 19th of July 2021

[…] Thanks to the original recipe found here. […]

Norma Hunt

Sunday 11th of July 2021

I have been baking in my crockpot and in my airfryer (it does really nice pies), will try this next

Virginia Parkes

Friday 9th of July 2021

It would be best if you could give the exact size of baking or loaf pans. I have 3 sizes. I know you do give the sizes sometimes, but not always. Thank you.

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