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Mango Bread Goodness

From October to March, Malawi has some of the best conditions in the world for growing one of the most beloved tropical fruits, the mango. The mango, which is low in calories yet high in nutrients, is one of the most important fruits in major growing areas of Matumba and Dzuwa villages in Malawi. 

Whether using fresh or canned mangoes, ensure to drain the juice and mix it with the mango nectar when preparing the delicious Malawi mango bread recipe. This bread has a unique flavor and texture thanks to the natural sweetness of ripe mangoes. It's the perfect treat to enjoy at home, with every bite full of love, passion, and care that goes into making it. 

Malawi Mango Bread Goodness

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Malawi Mango Bread Goodness


1 cup mango nectar

1/2 cup ripe mangoes - fresh or canned, cut into tiny chunks

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 sticks of unsalted butter

1/2 cup sour cream

3 large eggs

1 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons ground ginger

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon salt


Grease and flour two bread loaf pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, hand mix flour, baking powder, ground ginger, cinnamon, and salt. In another large bowl, cream butter, sour cream and sugars until light and fluffy.

Mix the eggs and vanilla into the butter mixture. Then add mango nectar and mango pieces and mix in the flour mixture until incorporated. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Let the bread loaf pans cool for 50 minutes, then turn them onto a serving plate. Dust lightly with confectioners' sugar and ground ginger before serving if desired.

Did you know?

Malawi mangoes are a great fruit to have in your kitchen as they can be used to make a variety of dishes, both sweet and savory. You can add them to salads, salsas, chutneys, desserts, and smoothies to make your meals more interesting and flavorful.

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