Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Healthy Bite: Mango Bread

As I've mentioned a few times, my parents really shouldn't be eating sugar.  In fact, neither should I, but I indulge often!  After tinkering around with ripe mangoes (they are in season after all), I came up with a super healthy mango bread that tastes really good.

Healthy Mango Bread


1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp. baking soda (tip: make sure it's fresh!)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. fresh ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground ginger powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup fat free yogurt
1/4 cup vegetable oil (to make it healthier, substitute 1/4 cup pureed pineapple chunks, but this does make the texture less bread-like)
3/4 cup splenda
1 egg
1/8 cup egg beater
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cup pureed ripe mango (blend the fresh stuff!)
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup walnuts

Step 1: Preheat oven to 325 degrees, and grease a bread loaf pan with cooking spray
Step 2: Blend oil or pineapple, yogurt and splenda with hand blender
Step 3: Add eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and beat until just mixed in
Step 4: Add flours, baking powder, and baking soda, and mix until just blended
Step 5: Mix in mango, raisins, and walnuts with a spoon until just incorporated
Step 6: Pour batter into loaf pan, and bake for an hour or so (if the top browns quickly, cover in foil)

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