TWD: Fresh Mango Banana Bread

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, Fresh Mango Bread, was chosen by Kelly of Baking with the Boys. If you would like the recipe you can find it on Kelly’s blog or on page 45 of Baking From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan.

This recipe called for 2 cups of mango and suggested one mango would cover that. Unfortunately, even after choosing the largest one, I was only able to get one cup from it. Dorie mentioned that this recipe came from a woman she knew that had mango trees growing in her yard, she must have had huge fruit! Instead of running to the store, I substituted 2 ripe bananas for the other cup of mango. I probably shouldn’t have because I’m sure the additional mango would have given a much different flavor, but all in all it worked out fine. I’m not a big fan of ginger, so I reduced the ginger by half a teaspoon and increased the cinnamon by the same amount. That worked out fine.

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I also made a small pan of mini muffins from some of the batter and tossed in some dried strawberries I got from Oh! Nuts. I diced them up and stirred them in, worked out great.

My loaf was only in the oven for 80 minutes, though the instructions said 90, and it still baked too long. There were some dark spots and it had that ever so slight burnt flavor. I watched the muffins more closely and they were a nice golden brown.

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This bread tastes quite good, though the stringy texture of the mango had family members freaking out thinking there was hair baked into the bread. LOL This is lovely with a slathering of butter with morning coffee :)

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  1. Marthe says

    Muffins are the way to go: the coworkers went crazy over this one: 20 muffins gone in about 5 minutes!!

  2. Cakelaw says

    It looks terrific Amanda. It is such a moist cake that a little overbaking would not even have been noticed, I’m sure.

  3. Debbie says

    It looks wonderful. I’d like to try that bread. I love recipes using mangoes but I always have such a hard time cutting them up..

  4. Marie says

    A lot of people made muffins. I, myself, did not like this breaD.I think it was a texture thing. Yours looks wonderful though!

  5. Katrina says

    See, now I would have loved the banana addition as I concluded that I’ll most likely never put mango in a bread again, and I’ll stick with my at least weekly banana bread/muffins! Yours looks awesome!

  6. Teanna says

    Hahahah I think it is funny to freak people out with the “hairs” haha! I LOVED this bread! I will make it a million times! Yours looks great and I love that you made the muffins with strawberries in it as well! Perfect for spring and summer!

  7. Chris says

    Lol – I also thought there was hair in my bread! Although, in our house, I blamed the cat (which is even worse!). Agree the baking time was a little long – I cut mine probably 15-20 minutes short. Overall, liked it a lot. Your bread looks great!

  8. Erin Orr says

    I used banana, too! I loved the flavor so much that I used it as the base for banana bread. I mashed my bananas (like I always have for banana bread), but they kind of got lost in the batter. Next time, I’ll kind of chunk the bananas, and I think it will be great.

  9. Melissa says

    I have never made a banana bread recipe that I didn’t like, and I bet this one would be great!

  10. Tammy says

    your photos are great. the banana would have worked well with the mango – kind of like a fruit salad loaf!

  11. Megan says

    Bananas and mango is an outstanding combination.

    Too bad about the overdone loaf – I hate it when that happens!

  12. Piggy says

    You did the right thing by reducing the ginger, as I find that it’s too overpowering in mine. ;-)

    Your bread looks so moist and yummy! I’m now trying to visualise how mango and banana goes together!

  13. TeaLady says

    this was a really good bread. Just right on the spices. Yeah, my mangos were small too. Good thing I had bought two.

    Yours looks delicious.

  14. Anonymous says

    i can relate to the mango strings. LOL.
    yours looks fabulous!
    i’m also eying your jambalaya :)

  15. Culinary Cory says

    90 minutes for a loaf of bread is way too long for me. I would totally opt for the muffins instead. I agree, the mango strings would make me think about hair in the bread. Good effort. Thanks for sharing your challenges.

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