Moist "Free" Mango Bread
Mangoes are delicious and rich freshly sliced at room temperature; they make amazing smoothies mixed with bananas and coconut milk; and they make awesome moist bread. The color of this bread is awesome, too!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 8 slices
- 1 1/2 cups mango puree 2-3 ripe mangoes
- 6 tbsp coconut oil or vegan butter
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 3 eggs or flaxseed eggs
- 1/4 cup plain unsweetened cashewgurt or other full-fat yogurt
- 1 tspn vanilla extract
- 2 cups almond flour finely ground
- 1 tspn baking soda
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 pinch kosher salt
Preheat oven to 350°.
Grease a regular 9"x 5" x 3" deep loaf pan with coconut oil or vegan butter. Cut a piece of parchment paper and fit it into the bottom of the pan and grease the paper also.
Put sliced fresh mango into a blender and process until smooth. Pour into a glass measuring cup for 1 1/2 cups of mango puree and then transfer into a large bowl. If you have any extra blended mango, pour it into a small freezer-safe container and freeze it - instant fresh mango sorbet!
Add the wet ingredients (coconut oil or vegan butter, flaxseed eggs, cashewgurt, and vanilla) to mango puree and mix to combine.
Mix the dry ingredients (almond flour, baking soda, and baking powder) into the wet mixture until well combined. If you're including any extras (e.g. macadamia nuts, chocolate chips) add them and stir to combine.
Pour the smooth batter into your prepared pan. Bake in your preheated oven for approximately 60-65 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center. Let bread cool in pan.
You should be able to remove the loaf by running a sharp knife around the edges of the pan, pulling on the parchment paper, and gently lifting or inverting the bread.
The original recipe called for 3 large eggs, but flaxseed eggs add a nice nutty flavor. To make a flaxseed egg, mix together one tablespoon ground flaxseed meal with three tablespoons of water. Allow time for it to thicken, on your counter or in the fridge.
We used unsweetened applesauce in place of 1/4 cup sweetener as called for in the original recipe.
Preheat To 350° author suggests adding either 1 1/4 cup toasted, coarsely chopped macadamia nuts or pecans, or 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (contain sugar so this will no longer be sugar-free). We didn't but they sound like amazing add-in's!