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Mango Muffins

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Mango Muffin

Mango Muffin

Rhonda Parkinson
Mango adds a sweet flavor to these easy to make muffins. As with all muffin recipes, the trick is to not to overmix the batter (it should be lumpy like pancake batter), and to bake the mango muffins immediately after mixing.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups fresh or canned mango pieces
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes, as desired


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease the muffin tins.
Mash the mango pieces into a soft pulp.
In a small bowl, use a fork or wire whisk to mix the egg with the vegetable oil, buttermilk and vanilla extract until well blended.
In a large bowl, mix the baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, and ground allspice with the flour.
Add the egg, oil, and buttermilk mixture to the flour to form a lumpy batter. Do not overmix.
Stir in the mashed fruit and coconut.
Spoon the batter into muffin tins, until they are approximately 2/3 full. Bake for 18 - 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes.
Makes about 12 muffins.

[blockquote shade=grur]My Response to KIsraelson
I apologize – I made these frequently over a summer, but the altitude I was cooking at may have wreaked havoc with the measurements. I’ve made a few adjustments to the recipe, mainly by adding more leavener.
Rhonda Parkinson, Your Guide to Chinese Cooking
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 3 out of 5
, Member FreyaUSA

I made a batch of these today and was somewhat disappointed. They turned out looking beautiful, but everyone in my family thought they tasted like pumpkin muffins with mushy peach bits inside. I found another recipe that called for a lime glaze, so I made this (powdered sugar and lime juice) and that made them much tastier, but basically covered up any mango flavor there might have been. I would really suggest using cinnamon instead of allspice, as that might have been the issue for us (though, I only used 1/4 tsp of allspice anyway.) I won't try these again, but I'm also thinking I might not like baked mango.

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