A delicious vegan sweet mango cornbread makes for a great, sunny snack--or breakfast. Cardamom adds a heady fragrance. A gluten-free recipe.
My Mango Cornbread was a happy accident. I set out Monday to make myMango Bread which never fails to win over friends and family -- even Opie loves it-- but then I picked an unlabeled (by me) jar of what I thought was whole wheat pastry flour and happily mixed it up with baking powder and salt.
Turns out it was white, stone ground cornmeal, the kind I usually keep on hand to make Vegan Cornbread.
Not one to be discouraged and certainly not willing to start from scratch, I went ahead with the recipe anyway, but I did make some changes. I added some coconut milk for extra moisture and baked it in a square cake pan. The resulting cornbread was sumptuous and delicious, and I couldn't wait to share it with you.
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Vegan Sweet Mango Cornbread
- 2 cups stone ground cornmeal
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoon ground cardamom (you can use less but I love the fragrance here)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 tablespoon flax meal
- 1 ½ cups mango puree (fresh or canned)
- ½ cup coconut milk (the thick part in a can)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix in a bowl the cornmeal, baking powder, cardamom, and salt
- In a larger bowl, beat together until well mixed, the oil, sugar and flaxmeal. Beat until well mixed.
- Add to this the mango puree mixed with coconut milk.
- Add the flour mixture and mix well.
- Pour the batter into a greased square or round cake pan and bake around 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, or with a few crumbs stuck to it. Please note that because no two ovens are the same, even at the same temperature, the bread might take more or less time to bake in your oven. Whatever you do, don't skip the toothpick check!
- Cool on a rack before unmolding and cutting into cubes.
i made this one night for my picky eater husband , and he loved it !! the only problem is my icing never looks the same way yours does . I follow it to a T but it still does not look like the picture. For the vegan mango cake .
Hi, so happy you and your husband enjoyed the cake. How does the frosting look different? If it's the color, that could just be the kind of mango puree you use, and its color. Would love to hear so I can better advise.
Do you have a recipe for your Southern Cornbread?
Hi Mardy, here you go. https://holycowvegan.net/vegan-cornbread-recipe/
Hi, I tried this with fresh mango pulp and it came delicious.I am going to make it again.
Sirisha, how lucky you are to get fresh mango pulp. So happy you liked the recipe-- thanks for letting me know! 🙂
Wow,I appreciate your motive to go ahead after mixing the wrong flour.Had it been me especially in cooking I would have gone nervous.Nice corn Bread.
its delicious looking bread. Love it
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I can't wait to try this recipe this weekend. It looks really good!
This bread looks awesome. Great picture. Thanks for the entry. I will include it in next week's bake-off since today's is already published. Thanks for sending it. I just made a yeast corn bread and it is cooling right now.
Wow, a mango cornbread. I never knew such a thing was possible. It sounds like a delicious idea. I'm starting a new linky on my blog this Saturday called "Sweets for a Saturday." I'd like to invite you to stop by if you have a chance and link this up.
Nithya, Divya, Haymarket, T, Priya: Thanks!
Connie, great idea. Corn kernels would be great in this. And yes, those doggies and their resilience is really remarkable, isn't it? Your pups sound adorable.
Manasi, thanks, and thanks from Desi too. Lucy sends a hug right back at you. 🙂
Sounds like a great combo..looks wonderful!
What a lucky accident!!! mango corn bread looks FAB!
Happy Birthday to Desi 🙂
And a HUGE HUG to Lucy!
Sounds heavenly. What about adding some fresh or frozen corn too? Sweet Tomatoes cornbread is my fave and they have whole kernel corn in it. Just a thought.
So glad Lucy is doing so well following her surgery. We worry ourselves sick when they are facing major surgery and then they come through like champs. My, at the time, 13 year old dog had a surgery I felt he wouldn't recover from and it actually gave him a second puppyhood. Who knew?
Mango cornbread looks damn delicious..
Why didn't anyone think of this before!? Corn and mangoes are soul mates, this sounds awesome!
Mango and cornbread? That sounds pretty good. I never would have though of that. Sometimes the best recipes are a surprise even to the creator! 🙂
looks very colorful and soft......
Wow.. this recipe is pretty interesting 🙂