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When Life Hands You Rotten Fruit…

11 Apr

… you make some Banana Mango bread.

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pay no mind to the cranberry cake in the corner– that’s a post for another day

My sweet husband is forever adding bananas to the grocery list, despite the fact that he almost never eats them before they go bad. Last week, our fruit bowl pile of  three-seconds-from-rotten fruit also included two mangoes, despite Mr Kef’s sworn plans to make a smoothie with them. So, I consulted the oracle of the internet for inspiration and, once I saw a recipe for this mango banana bread, I knew this produce hadn’t gone past its prime in vain.

20180402_084711The original recipe can be found here. I toyed with the spices, turned the muffins into a bread loaf, and omitted the glaze– my final recipe is below. I also cannot explain the bizarre order of ingredient incorporation, but it made for an incredibly moist and not overdone bread, so I left strange enough alone and kept the original order. It smelled so.good. and got rave reviews from my coworkers, MrKef’s coworkers, and my favorite neighbor. If that’s not a reason to run to your nearest grocery store, buy some fruit, and let it get within a day of rotting, then I just don’t know what is.

Mango Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 c mashed very ripe bananas (this was about 2 medium ones for me)
  • ¼ c  Greek yogurt (just get the Fage)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 c brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 c  ripe mango, cut into as small cubes as you can
  • 1-2 tsp ground ginger powder, based on taste 
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 TBS dark rum

Assembly

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a loaf pan.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together eggs, bananas, sugar, yogurt, and vanilla.
  3. In a separate large bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Gradually fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined.
  5. Add mango and ginger; stir with spatula until incorporated, then add oil. Scrape down sides and mix thoroughly.
  6. Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake for about 60-75 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
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