The Best Mango Bread

This is the recipe I made from my recent deluge of mangoes. It calls for nuts and raisins, but you can omit either or both. Dried, chopped mango might be a nice substitute for the raisins if you want to “mango” it up. For the type of nut, I would use walnuts, pecans or even macadamia nuts. Using oil, instead of butter, makes for a very moist cake with good staying power that can easily be frozen.

The recipe is from fellow Villager Marlin Ebbert who recommends making it in smaller pans- one for keeping and two for sharing. I used my mini Bundt pans, which made six small mango breads. If you just make one big loaf, or use a larger container, adjust the cooking time. Test by putting a wooden skewer in the center of the loaf and pushing halfway down. When it comes out clean, it’s done.

Best Mango Bread

Recipe by Marlin EbbertCourse: BreadCuisine: FloridaDifficulty: Easy
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  • 2 cups flour

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 3/4 cup oil

  • 3 eggs, room temp

  • 2 cups chopped mangoes

  • 1 cup raisins

  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts


  • Combine first 5 dry ingredients.
  • Combine vanilla, eggs and oil.
  • Add egg mixture to dry ingredients.
  • Stir in mangoes, raisins (if using) and nuts.
  • Combine all ingredients (don’t over mix) and let stand for 20 minutes.
  • Pour into 3 7″ x 2″ greased loaf pans.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 40- 45 minutes.
  • Cool 10 minutes, then turn out loaves to finish cooling.

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Published by gleeguilford

Born and raised in Miami, the daughter of a pilot and stay-at-home Mom, I love food in all forms. My great grandfather opened the first Italian restaurant in Miami in the 20's, The Boathouse on the Miami river. I love exploring my heritage and linking food and recipes to personal stories. I've been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love and wrote restaurant reviews and news as the Miami Dining Examiner for three years. I love exploring Miami's latest hot spots, hole in the walls and institutions. I'm always looking for innovative ways to use the plethora of tropical fruits and vegetables South Florida offers, especially from my own garden.

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