Thursday, January 14, 2010

Mango Muffins

Kidlet and I adore mango! I was a teenager the first time I ever ate a fresh mango and it was in the Dominican Republic right off of a tree. I can still remember how sweet and delicious it was. Kidlet has been lucky to eat them his entire life!

For lunch Kidlet has a mango muffin, checkered apple, green beans, boca nuggest on skewer, and fresh mango chunks.

The muffins in a stack. I am still fighting the winter light issue.

And here is the recipe I concocted for these muffins. It took a few tries to get one that was just right. These are delicious!

Mango Muffins

2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup fresh mango, chopped in to small cubes
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup melted butter
1 egg
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice *equal to one lemon*
zest of one lemon


1.) Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a muffin tin, or use liners.
2.) In a large bowl, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, coconut, sugar, and lemon rind. Set aside
3.) In a medium bowl combine buttermilk, butter, egg, and lemon juice
4.)Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Add in the wet ingredients and mix lightly until combined. The mixture will be lumpy, be careful not to over-mix!
5.) Carefully fold in the mango chunks
6.) Spoon into your prepared muffin tin
7.) Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. let cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a baking rack to cool completely.


  1. Those muffins look (and sound) super yummy!! What do you use to process your photos? There are some free actions available to help you with the light issue if you use Photoshop! Cheers!! :)

  2. Thanks! I change the size/add borders using Picnik. I have heard the praises of Photoshop sung many a time but I just don't have it to use :D So I am stuck with my funky light in winter lol

  3. Never taste the mango muffin yet but looking yours, it must be delicious. Great in your bento Jenn!

  4. Jenn, I would like to pass an award for you. Please pick it up here.


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