banana mango muffins

by jenna on May 13, 2011


It’s Friday and I’m jetlagged and cranky.

Just kidding, I’m not really cranky! I’m just jetlagged and miss my mom’s tacos. But guess what?? I baked you muffins for breakfast! Delicious, soft fruity muffins with fresh mango puree, chewy dried mango bits, banana and coconut flakes.

If it sounds kinda like an all inclusive carbohydrate vacation, it is.

Using both mango puree and banana puree makes the muffins extremely soft and despite all that fruit, they’re not overly sweet at all. Right before baking, I sprinkled on some raw sugar for an extra crunch and was very pleased with the results!

Also, let’s face it. Everybody bakes blueberry muffins. They’re, like, so 1995. Dare to be different! Viva la mango!

Banana Mango Muffins

makes about 16 muffins

Print this recipe!


1 large ripe mango, peeled and roughly chopped

1/2 cup chopped dried mango

1 ripe banana, mashed

2 1/2 cups flour

1/2 cup sugar

3/4 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup unsweetened dried coconut

2 eggs

1/4 cup canola oil

additional sugar for sprinkling


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Put the mango (fresh, not dried) in a blender and process until smooth. Set aside.

Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, coconut and chopped dried mango in a large bowl.

In another bowl, combine the mashed banana, mango puree, eggs and canola oil. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until smooth (batter will be thick).

Scoop batter into greased muffin tins about 3/4th of the way full. Sprinkle additional sugar on top. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.


40 minutes

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Molly @ RDexposed May 13, 2011 at 5:08 am

I love an extra crunch on muffins! I wish they sold overripe bananas at the store. You’d think they would.


Heather (Heather's Dish) May 13, 2011 at 5:11 am

um, these kind of make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside 😉


Krystina (Organically Me) May 13, 2011 at 5:11 am

Yum! Even though I must admit, blueberry muffins are still my favorite. 🙁


amy walters, aDESIGNdock May 13, 2011 at 5:23 am

You had me at banana 😉 HAha, have a fantastic weekend Jenna!


Lauren at Keep It Sweet May 13, 2011 at 5:29 am

I JUST made banana muffins…. but now I’m wishing I added mango!


Cait @ Beyond Bananas May 13, 2011 at 5:32 am

Wow – those sound really REALLY good.


Jessica @ How Sweet May 13, 2011 at 5:33 am

I would be all over these!


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) May 13, 2011 at 5:38 am

“If it sounds kinda like an all inclusive carbohydrate vacation, it is.”– LOL!!!

I love mango anything! have several recipes w/ mango including no bake vegan white chocolate chip and mango cookie dough bites.

But o.m.g….. you have just made me want to race and turn my oven on.



Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 13, 2011 at 5:39 am

Ok, this is unbelievable. I NEVER have mangos in my house because I don’t really like them that much (well, I’m just not crazy about them), except for this week because I bought a champagne mango to try. Now I need to make these!


Estela @ Weekly Bite May 13, 2011 at 5:43 am

I wish this were on my breakfast plate right now! They look delicious 🙂


Jess (Sweet Potato) May 13, 2011 at 5:46 am

I love this idea! Mango is great in anything and I’m sure mango muffins are no exception!


megan @ whatmegansmaking May 13, 2011 at 5:55 am

I agree – there need to be more mango muffins around! Perfect for summer 🙂


Ashley S. May 13, 2011 at 5:55 am

is there a way to make these gluten free? I’m kind of new to cooking!!!!


Holly @ The Runny Egg May 13, 2011 at 6:03 am

I will always love blueberry muffins but banana mango sounds so delicious!


Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living May 13, 2011 at 6:13 am

I have been involved in an ongoing love affair with mangos for about a month now, and these muffins sound fantastic! I recently made mango twice baked sweet potatoes, mango ice cream, and a mango & pineapple crisp (all to be posted on my blog next week), so clearly mangos are a favorite fruit of mine. These muffins will be made soon!


Baking 'n' Books May 13, 2011 at 6:25 am

I only had to see the word Banana – and I came running. Doesn’t matter what else is in there – although I do think some chocolate-chips wouldn’t hurt – does it ever? 😉

I have rotten bananas and mango here – who knew! Would maple syrup work for the sugar? I’m trying to use it up…(besides licking it off the spoon y’know).


Larissa May 13, 2011 at 6:27 am

last weekend i wanted to make muffings, had two ripe bananas and i began to search your site. i think i will try this recipe this weekend thanks jenna!


katie May 13, 2011 at 6:29 am

mangos are SO ripe right now, what a perfect springtime muffin. These must taste amazing! glad you finally made it home!


Brooke @ bittersweetb May 13, 2011 at 6:33 am

I actually chuckled out loud in my cubicle when I read blueberry muffins are so 1995, viva la mango haha! These look so summery, yum.


Khushboo May 13, 2011 at 6:44 am

Banango muffins…awesome!


Faith @ lovelyascharged May 13, 2011 at 7:09 am

Now I just need a tropical vacation to eat dozens of these on the plane ride to 😀


Gina @ Runningtothekitchen May 13, 2011 at 8:02 am

Holy yum! I might be making these this afternoon. They sound like they’d be perfect for the weekend 🙂


Michelle | GOLD-HEARTED GIRL May 13, 2011 at 8:10 am

Those are so calling my name. What a pretty color – looks great!


Michelle | GOLD-HEARTED GIRL May 13, 2011 at 8:10 am

Those are so calling my name. What a pretty color – looks great!


Jen of My Tiny Oven May 13, 2011 at 8:11 am

I wish I had 1 or 2 of these for breakfast!


Amanda May 13, 2011 at 8:19 am

MMMM!! These look and sound SO good! 🙂


Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] May 13, 2011 at 8:34 am

Those look incredible!!


Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet May 13, 2011 at 8:52 am

Love how bright they are! They’d be awesome with some mango chutney 🙂


Sonia (the Mexigarian) May 13, 2011 at 8:56 am

Perfect since I’ve been staring at 4 ugly brown bananas in my freezer. This sounds yummy. Maybe I’ll do a 1/2 batch and see if my mango allergies take effect 🙂


Christa May 13, 2011 at 9:01 am

I am curious what muffin pan you use? Your muffins always seem to come out looking perfectly done (i.e. not too browned on the sides). I made the tiramisu cupcakes a while back and maybe I left them in too long (it wasn’t any longer than the time you listed) but they browned. Maybe it’s because I greased the tins w/ butter? Any suggestions would be great. Thanks!


Cara May 13, 2011 at 9:15 am

I love all things mango. These look like an amazing tropical breakfast! 🙂


Katrina May 13, 2011 at 9:28 am

Yum! These scream summer.


Laura @ Backstage Pass May 13, 2011 at 9:35 am

“If it sounds kinda like an all inclusive carbohydrate vacation, it is.”
Too funny! These muffins sound delicious.


miranda @ working mom works out May 13, 2011 at 9:37 am

That sounds like a smoothie I used to get from Smoothie King. They look gorgeous.


Jenn Brigole May 13, 2011 at 9:42 am

This will surely kick-off my morning right and I, too, am all for carbs. 🙂 Usually, I would just have whole wheat cereals and some fruits (apples and bananas mostly) before I go do some health routine, but these muffins are awesome. I’m sure to try this soon and perhaps to battle my mondayitis tendencies. Cheers! 🙂


R @ Learning As I Chop May 13, 2011 at 9:44 am

Mango in muffins? Sounds delicious!


Jenny May 13, 2011 at 9:47 am

MM looks delicious! And very seasonal 🙂 If you topped them with some sort of crumble they would be superspecial I think.


kristina@beancakes May 13, 2011 at 9:51 am

wow, these muffins look sooo good! the mango reminds me of my kauai trip that i just took!


Moni'sMeals May 13, 2011 at 10:03 am

now this is creative! Nice job and I have mangos! yippee. 🙂


Destini May 13, 2011 at 10:22 am

These look so soft and delish. I love the bright yellow!!! I will for sure make these in the future 🙂


Mary @ Bites and Bliss May 13, 2011 at 11:02 am

These must be so sweet with the banana and mango in there. They sound delicious!


Natalia - a side of simple May 13, 2011 at 11:39 am

I have yet to try my first mango. Dare I take the plunge with these? I mean, mango + banana sure sounds tropical enough to me 🙂


Jessica @ Dishin' About Nutrition May 13, 2011 at 11:49 am

mango happens to be my favorite fruit! I think I will dare to be different! Peace out blueberry muffins!


Mary May 13, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Hi! I’m commenting for the first time, and I just had to tell you how delicious these muffins are! I just made them because I happened to have mango and coconut in the apartment – thank you for the recipe.


annie May 13, 2011 at 12:20 pm

these sound so yummy! and original! a nice spin on them might be to add applesauce instead of canola oil, to up the fruit and fresh factor


Elena @ GagaForGrapefruit May 13, 2011 at 12:48 pm

mangos are my absolute FAVE! AHHH these are EXACTLY what i needed to find today! i have fam coming into town this weekend, and what would be more perfect to have for breakfast on a Sunday morning! thanks lady!


Emma (Namaste Everyday) May 13, 2011 at 12:52 pm

love this! I wonder if pineapple would work, too?


Desi@ThePalatePeacemaker May 13, 2011 at 1:37 pm

These. Look. Magical. I would NEVER think of this muffin flavor combo. So glad you did! Ha! These are officially on my list to convert to an allergen-free version! Thank you 🙂


Alexandra May 13, 2011 at 1:54 pm

yum! I just made these and they were very good! New and different!


Danielle May 13, 2011 at 1:57 pm

These muffins look so vibrant and soft! I bet they were delicious!


Lindsey@ Lindselicious May 13, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Mmm I wish I had one of these for my afternoon snack!


Tracy @ Commit To Fit May 13, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Sold. These have summer and picnic written all over them. 🙂


Mellie May 13, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Yum! MUCH better than blueberry!


kaila @ healthy helper! May 13, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Oh hot daaaaarn! I loooove dried mango…..and muffins, of course! Thank you for bringing them together!


Heidi - Apples Under My Bed May 13, 2011 at 6:45 pm

holy cow, fresh mango muffins?!! amazing. so tropical and delightful! hope you get some rest
Heidi xo


McKayla (green groats) May 13, 2011 at 6:52 pm

That sounds like a whole lot of sweet deliciousness….


Megan@Dirty Dishes Daily May 13, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Mango muffins?? I have never heard of such a glorious thing.


Ashley May 13, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Yums in my tum!!!


Mauimandy@The Grains of Paradise May 13, 2011 at 9:17 pm

Mango season just started out here!! I’ll need to try this one! Mahalo 🙂


Sarah@The Flying ONION May 14, 2011 at 3:35 am

These look spectacular! And very, very original. 😀


katie May 14, 2011 at 4:07 am

Baking makes the cranky go away!

I have never seen a mango muffin, sounds to die for! Im thinking this would be good as pancakes too!!


Angie May 14, 2011 at 5:24 am

Made these muffins last night but without the coconut – could not find UNsweetened coconut at my grocery store 🙁 They were delicious and light, a perfect compliment to the big salad I had for dinner. Thanks for sharing!


Dianna @ The Kitchen Prep May 14, 2011 at 1:06 pm

“Viva la mango!”… Haha! Thanks for that. 🙂 These look delish!


amy@healthyhungryhappy May 14, 2011 at 1:08 pm

sounds sooo good!! all i need is some dried mango and im in business!


Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) May 14, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Wow those muffins look incredible. I would never think to pair banana and mango!


Kari @ bite-sized thoughts May 14, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Oh wow. I love banana and mango and muffins, so together…well, wow. Thanks for the recipe!


Maria May 15, 2011 at 6:28 am

Banana and mango-what a great team!


Melissa May 15, 2011 at 7:45 am

These sound amazing 🙂


JenE May 15, 2011 at 9:26 am

Dear Jenna,
These rock. I used sweetened coconut b/c it’s all I had and it worked out fine. Last few flakes in the bag sprinkled on top. My born & raised on Oahu husband loves all things mango. Thanks for a great Sunday morning!


Lisa June 22, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Just made them now and mine came out really chewy and tough. Well, not tough tough, but almost bread like… not muffiny. Not sure what I did wrong. They taste good though, just the texture’s a bit off. They’re not soft like yours. Help??


Erin October 16, 2012 at 6:03 pm

This is such a yummy recipe but instead of using mango chips I opted for white chocolate coconut chips Yum !


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