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.
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.
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.
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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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
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Beat sugar and oil in a bowl. Add eggs, mashed banana and orange zest.
- Sift together dry ingredients and fold into banana mixture alternately with orange juice.
- Fold in diced mango.
- 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.
- 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.
Amount Per Serving Calories 184Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 21mgSodium 158mgCarbohydrates 29gFiber 1gSugar 16gProtein 3g
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