Tuesday, May 19, 2009

TWD - Fresh Mango Muffins

I have a weird relationship with mangoes. I want to like them but they always seem to have this funny aftertaste that I just can't get used to. So, when I saw that Kelly of Baking with the Boys had chosen Fresh Mango Bread for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, what I first tried to do was make the bread with another kind of fruit. I made lemon Raspberry bread, which was very good, but not photogenic at all! Then, when we went grocery shopping last weekend, there were mangoes on sale so I thought: "What the heck!" and threw caution to the wind.

I did cut the recipe in half though and make muffins, just in case the lime zest, cinnamon and ginger didn't hide the taste of the mango quite enough and I used slivered almonds instead of raisins for an added crunch. And now, I'm sort of sad I didn't make the entire recipe. What a great muffin! Very moist and tender from the mango, even more so the day after they're baked, and the spices and zest really make it interesting. And, I guess the mango loses its funny aftertaste after it's baked... Or, I just got mangoes without aftertaste, who knows?

I can see making this muffin with raspberries or blueberries or even pineapple chunks. Different every time but still delicious, I'm sure. So go check out Kelly's blog for the recipe and visit the other Tuesdays with Dorie members for further inspiration!
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28 comments:

steph- whisk/spoon said...

they are so cute as muffins! and good idea to switch them up with other fruits!

Steph said...

Those look so cute! I'm glad you gave mango a second chance. I love mangoes!

Peggy said...

I love mangoes. This bread was great. Glad you tried the mangoes.

rainbowbrown said...

I don't like mangoes all that much either, but I did really like this bread. Good stuff!

Teanna said...

They are ADORABLE as muffins! I'd love to grab one (or five) of these as I run out of the door!I'm glad that you ended up liking them and there was no aftertaste!

vibi said...

AH! Ben tiens... un nouveau moule? J'ai le même je crois! Winners? LOL LOL

Il est super en tous les cas, et c'est très ingénieux de l'avoir utilisé ici! Terrriblement mignons, c'est petits pains! Bravo, LyB!

Manggy said...

Okay Lynne, we absolutely HAVE to kidnap you and whisk you away to the Philippines, because I wanna be sure that you're getting the good mango-- my #1 favorite fruit-- and not some other mango, which are kinda bleh in my opinion too :P
... But these luscious mango muffins are a pretty good way to go too ;) Heh heh.

Marthe said...

I love your square muffins: they are too cute!

uclala said...

I've never seen square muffins before! I'm with Marthe! The mango looks nice and juicy in your photo with the muffin opened up.

Banjo said...

I bet it was great as muffins!

Kara said...

Oooh. Nice. I like the idea of the pineapple too, but I'm now thinking mango and pineapple. Anything for more fruit! :)

chocolatechic said...

I was afraid I wouldn't like it either, but I did.

I also didn't add raisins.

Beth said...

Adorable!

Isabelle said...

nous avons la même relation avec les mangues ! à la base, je pensais mettre d'autres fruits aussi !
superbe cette forme de petits gâteaux ! c'est mignon comme tout ´)

pinkstripes said...

love your muffins. they look great!

Grace said...

i'm beginning to think that surrounded by batter and baked is the only way i'll ever enjoy mangoes. i'm glad you stuck it out and made these for me to admire. :)

Melissa said...

I love your cute square muffins! I'm glad you liked them!

Leslie said...

I think I've told you this before, but those square muffins rock! We loved the mango in this. I've finally realized (after years of thinking I didn't like mangoes) that the funky taste happens when the mango is overripe.

TeaLady said...

Great looking muffins. I would never have thought of using Mangos in bread, but it did work. Tasty too.

Kelly D said...

First, I love those square muffins! Thanks for baking along with me this week. I am glad the baked mangoes worked for you.

Carol Peterman said...

What a great discovery to learn that you like mangos in quick bread. I should try that with papaya, it always gives me a funny aftertaste.

Cathy said...

The square muffins are adorable, Lyb, and quite photogenic! I am so glad that you tried the mangoes and enjoyed the bread. We loved this one too. Who would have thought?

PheMom said...

Ah ha! That is exactly how I have felt about mangoes! I did like them in this though so maybe that is a stuff!

Your cute little square muffins are seriously darling!

Happy Birthday again to Olivia!

The Food Librarian said...

These are so cute. LOVE the square muffins! Wasn't this recipe tasty?! I need to find that muffin tin and make them again! :)

Cookie baker Lynn said...

What an outrageous flavor combination! I love that they're square. All the more unique.

Engineer Baker said...

Love the square muffins, and I'm glad you gave this a try. They look wonderful!

RecipeGirl said...

Great idea to make these into muffins. I agree that mango pretty much loses a lot of its flavor when it's baked (kind of like strawberries do). I made a mango bread once that didn't taste all that much like mango... I think the mango works more like a moistener for the bread.

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