Mango Muffins

These Mango Muffins were born of the ethereal urge for breakfast gluttony combined with a practical need to finish that mango puree in the refrigerator before it went bad.

I tweaked my Banana Muffin recipe to make these, replacing the two bananas with two cups of the mango puree that I had left over after making my Mango Cashew Cream. And just for the heck of it, I used nutmeg as the spice in these muffins, instead of cardamom which is my usual favorite spice for anything mango. I love nutmeg but don’t use it nearly as much as I do other spices in my kitchen, and their mysteriously rich kick in the muffins reminded me of what I’d been missing.

These muffins are mangoey, but not too sweet, so they are almost (although not quite) as good as eating my Mango Cupcakes. And they are healthier, made as they are with whole-wheat pastry flour. I didn’t add any nuts to these, but blanched, slivered almonds would be great here.

Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend– it is a welcome long weekend for those of us here in the United States. Fourth of July or Independence Day is a very special holiday all over the country but it is especially spectacular in my hometown of Washington, D.C. that hosts an all-day party, including concerts, on the National Mall, all of it ending in a gorgeous display of fireworks. It’s a hot, humid but incredibly special treat that everyone should enjoy at least once in their lifetimes.

Enjoy the recipe, all!

Mango Muffins

(Makes 12 muffins)

1 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour

2 cups mango puree

 1/4 tsp salt

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp nutmeg

6 tbsp canola oil

3/4 cup sugar

2 tbsp powdered flax seeds mixed well with 6 tbsp water

1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and oil a standard-size muffin tin.

Mix the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and chopped nuts.

In a larger bowl, mix the oil, sugar, flax seed-water mixture, mango, and vanilla extract.

Mix in the flour mixture until all the wet ingredients are just moist. Do not overmix. The batter should be lumpy, like pancake batter, rather than smooth.

With a standard-sized ice cream scoop, or with a tablespoon, divide the batter equally among the 12 muffin tins.

Bake for about 17 minutes in a 375-degree oven or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out almost dry, with a few crumbs sticking to it.

Let cool for a couple of minutes before unmolding.

This recipe is on its way to Harini and Jaya’s “Only Baked” event, this month’s edition of Pari’s original series “Only”. Thanks, ladies!

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21 thoughts on “Mango Muffins

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    Santosh Bangar

    July 4, 2011 at 8:14pm

    yummy and delicious toay i posted mango cake with different ingredients have a look

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    anthony stemke

    July 5, 2011 at 12:01am

    How great is this; a mango, not overly sweet, muffin. I have a couple of cans of sliced mangoes, going to bake these.
    Happy Independence day to you and your family.

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    July 5, 2011 at 2:44am

    oh my goodness, these look absolutely scrumptious! i love mango in everything, i will definitely have to whip up a mango muffin soon, too!

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    July 5, 2011 at 10:28am

    We just bought some mango puree because of all the awesome recipes on your blog which call for it!

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    July 6, 2011 at 3:23am

    Santosh, thanks.

    Harini-Jaya, it’s on its way! :)

    Anthony, thank you, and hope you had a great Independence Day too.

    Caitlin, Saras, Sharmilee, thanks!

    Mihl, that’s great– hope you try some of the recipes!

    Rujuta, Adam and Theresa, Priya: Thanks!

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    July 6, 2011 at 6:29am

    Your mango muffins look delicious and I would choose them over a banana flavored one any day of the week!

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    July 6, 2011 at 6:34pm

    Love at first sight! :P beautiful looking muffin and my favorite flavor :)

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    July 11, 2011 at 10:06pm

    Hi, I grew up around DC, I do miss the Fourth of July there. Hope yo had a wonderful time. Muffins sound so good!! Peace, Stephanie

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    August 4, 2011 at 5:39pm

    wow awesome recipe dear….

    My first time here…happy to follow you….

    I hope you remember we met in kids pool…surprise that you too hv a blog…

    Chk out my space too for this months Event on Berries…

    Hope to see some interesting recipes from you and a chance to guest host too!…

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    August 4, 2011 at 5:48pm

    Anu, I don’t remember meeting, definitely not at a kids pool. You must have me confused with someone else.

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    August 15, 2011 at 2:52pm

    These look delicious, but I have to say your cupcakes look even BETTER. It’s probably the heaps of frosting…

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    November 12, 2011 at 8:32pm

    Hi Vaishali, I made these delectable muffins last week and suffice it to say that they didn’t last very long! My kindergartner loved these…i made them in a mini muffin pan and they were perfect for his lunch box.thanks a lot for the recipe!

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    November 12, 2011 at 9:05pm

    Chhaya, glad you and your kindergartner liked the muffins. Thanks for letting me know. :)

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    December 29, 2012 at 5:16am

    Mmmm. What a great idea-mango muffins!!! Can’t wait to try them. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    Darshana Desai

    June 7, 2013 at 5:59am

    Hi the muffins came out great from oven but went flat. Can you please tell me what did I do wrong

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