Coconut Mango Muffins


Cooking From Feeding My 3 Sons

Coconut Mango Muffins myfavouritepastime.com_0650Whenever I think of mango. the last thing on my mind is ever a cake or a muffin. Mango reminds me of a fresh tropical fruit salad, with fully ripe papaya, as the main ingredient and some huge, juicy and sweet mangoes, sweet bananas (lady finger bananas, sugar bananas), fresh juicy pineapples, balled avocado to contrast the colours and water melon to crown it all. If you ever want to eat a real mango, try taking a holiday in some tropical lands near a coastline.

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I saw these muffins in Gretchen’s website last year in December when I promised myself, I would bake them. Never promise anything if you have a “5km to-do-list”. My to-do-list is extra, extra, long. I dive in there, once in a while, make something, quickly dive out and hope I’ll get some time to dive in, again, in the near future. The problem is, the to-do-list keeps on growing longer everyday. “Slow but sure wins the race”, that’s how I console myself. I finally made the muffins on March 18 and wasn’t able to share the pictures until today. I didn’t use fresh mangos (I couldn’t find any here). I used dried mangos, instead. They had a strong mango smell, for sure, but I couldn’t really describe what they tasted like. I tasted more sugar than mango, but I was satisfied with the strong mango aroma. The muffins tasted great. I loved the crunchy topping most. It was a great addition to the recipe. If you ever crave mangoes, try these muffins. You won’t regret it. To my dear friend Gretchen, thanks so much for inspiring me and for this lovely recipe. My kids loved your mango muffins. For original recipe please click here:

  • Ingredients
  •  250g (2 cups) flour
  • 
3 teaspoons (1 tablespoon) baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 30g (⅓ cup) shredded (desiccated) coconut
  • 150g (5oz, ½ cup + 2 tablespoons) sugar
  • 1 fresh mango, diced into ¼ inch cubes (I used I cup chopped dried mango)
  • 200ml (½ + ⅓ cup) coconut milk
  • 1 egg
  • 80ml (⅓ cup) vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
essence

Coconut Mango Muffins myfavouritepastime.com_0596Please always remember to assemble all ingredients before you start

Coconut Mango Muffins myfavouritepastime.com_0598Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) and line muffin pan (tin) with papers cases. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.

Coconut Mango Muffins myfavouritepastime.com_0603Stir in coconut. sugar and mango and  make a well in the centre.

Coconut Mango Muffins myfavouritepastime.com_0605In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, egg, oil and vanilla essence.

Coconut Mango Muffins myfavouritepastime.com_0611Add the coconut-egg mixture to the well

Coconut Mango Muffins myfavouritepastime.com_0614and mix until just combined.

Coconut Mango Muffins myfavouritepastime.com_0619Spoon mixture evenly into prepared muffin cases.

Coconut Mango Muffins myfavouritepastime.com_0607For the topping mix together the oats, sugar, coconut and cinnamon.

Coconut Mango Muffins myfavouritepastime.com_0609Rub in the butter until it resembles a crumble mixture.

Coconut Mango Muffins myfavouritepastime.com_0621Top evenly over the muffins. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes before transferring onto the cooling rack.

Coconut Mango Muffins myfavouritepastime.com_0647We loved these muffins

Coconut Mango Muffins myfavouritepastime.com_1487Especially the crunchy top

Coconut Mango Muffins

Preparation time: 30 minutes; Baking Time: 22-25 minutes; Makes: 12 Muffins

Ingredients

  • 250g (2 cups) flour
  • 
3 teaspoons (1 tablespoon) baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 30g (⅓ cup) shredded (desiccated) coconut
  • 150g (5oz, ½ cup + 2 tablespoons) sugar
  • 1 fresh mango, diced into ¼ inch cubes (I used I cup chopped dried mango)
  • 200ml (½ + ⅓ cup) coconut milk
  • 1 egg
  • 80ml (⅓ cup) vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
essence

Topping

  • 25g (¼ cup) quick rolled oats
  • 40g (¼ cup) brown sugar 
loosely packed
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 25g (¼ cup) shredded 
(desiccated) coconut
  • 30g (2 tablespoons) butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) and line muffin pan (tin) with papers cases.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Stir in coconut. sugar and mango. Make a well in the centre.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, egg, oil and vanilla essence. Add the coconut-egg mixture to the well and mix until just combined. Spoon mixture evenly into prepared muffin cases.
  4. For the topping mix together the oats, sugar, coconut and cinnamon. Rub in the butter until it resembles a crumble mixture. Top evenly over the muffins. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes before transferring onto the cooling rack.

Points to Note:

  1. Please note that oven temperatures are given as a guideline only. You may need to add or reduce the suggested temperature depending on your oven. I baked the muffins at 400°F (200°C) for 23 minutes.
  2. Cup measures based on assumption, 1 cup = 125g flour so that would be the US cup of 240ml, not the Australian Cup. The Australian cup = 155g flour so that would change cup measures.
  3. 3.    I always weigh ingredients, especially the flour and butter. You can use cup measures, but please note if you scoop flour directly from the bag you will end up with 150-185 g of flour instead of the recommended 125g. I suggest you spoon the flour into the cup, heaping it up over the top, then slide a knife across the top to level off the extra. Be careful not to shake or tap the cup to settle down the flour or you will have more than you need. You can also sift the flour first then scoop. My advice: please use a weighing scale.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

31 thoughts

  1. Since we live in a tropical country, mangoes are can be seen in salads, main courses, soups and all kinds of desserts. Hehe. I hope you could try belgian chocolate-covered mangoes. My wife loves them. Mangoes, oats and shredded coconut sound great together. 🙂

    1. Hi rey & Lyn,
      Where is this Belgian chocolate covered mangoes? is this a recipe or can I buy it somewhere? I’ve never tried mango with chocolate but it certainly sounds like something I would love to try. Mangoes are great for everything except we don’t have very tasty ones here! enjoy the week!
      Liz

  2. Same here, never thought of using mango in baking (thought I was pretty wild using it in a buckwheat noodle, broad beans, coriander salad). But these really look great – love the recipes you share!

  3. I’m reminded of that song …. I think it was from Mary Poppins? These are a few of my favorite things, anyway, they look luscious and it’s been such a long time since I had a muffin….mostly tortillas here, although I did find English Muffins in one store (Mercado)! I will be adding to my iPad recipe app! Thanks for taking the time to post these recipes and photos Liz, it all takes time doesn’t it?

    1. Hi Sandy,
      Thank you so much for your continued support. What more can I tell an awesome lady like you? I have no words to describe your kindness but I hope you understand my appreciation. Feel free to add the recipe to your iPad and thank you so much for all the lovely and encouraging comments you always leave for me. I wish you a wonderful day and best wishes to your family and friends!
      Liz

  4. I am so glad you and your kids enjoyed them Liz! They are certainly one of my favorites too. I will try it with dried mango sometime too, especially when fresh mangoes are hard to find. Keep an eye out for more mango recipes on my blog, though more testing is required. Yesterday I tried to make a cake with mango and it was a failure! I will try again, it just won’t be in time for our 10th anniversary this week as I intended. Enjoy your week! We are on spring break so I will be busy with the kiddos.

    1. Mama D,
      I hope you enjoyed your 10th anniversary…congratulations. I enjoyed looking at the pictured you posted. My kids loved the crunch at the top so much but we also love mangoes in general. Enjoy the weekend!
      Liz

    1. Ha ha we buy them at the Bulk Barn Store in Canada. You should be able to get them in places that sell dried fruits like sultanas, raisins, mixed peel, etc. Have a lovely weekend!
      Liz

  5. Sound really delicious, Liz!
    I am glad to know that your list keeps on growing. So is mine. 😀 I think we bookmark more than cooking/baking them. 🙂

    1. Ha ha. I’ve a special, well organized bookmark folder. Everything is well organized and orderly, but when to cook??? Thanks for visiting. The muffins tasted delicious. I loved them! Have a lovely week!
      Liz

  6. Mangos were free when I lived in Florida, but are a bit more dear in Arizona. They don’t seem as juicy and delicious as when I could pick them right off a tree, peel and eat them, letting the juice run down my arms!

    Virtual hugs,
    Judie

    1. Hi Judie,
      Mangoes straight out of a mango tree is another matter. I completely understand what you’re saying. I hope you’re enjoying the Easter weekend!
      Liz

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