3.eggless mango coconut muffins

January 3, 2012mayurisjikoni
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Sweet luscious mangoes

  Its mango season in Kenya and most people just love to have them for breakfast,lunch and dessert. Its like anytime is mango time. Kenya grows some very good varieties of mangoes such as boribo, dodo, and apple mango to name a few. Most of these mangoes are grown in the coastal area. While boribo is generally lemony yellow in colour and a bit fibrous,it is good for salads, cooking and refreshing juice and a popular choice for most because its the cheapest. Unripe dodo is generally used for pickles, achar, cooking, eating with chilli while the ripe one is used for mango juice and aamras. The king of mangoes, the apple mango is sweet, orangey and not fibrous… the perfect choice to serve with ice cream, to have on its own or to use it for desserts. So I thought, why not make some mango muffins. I baked some this afternoon for the first time and they have turned out pretty good and are eggless.

 Since I  baked these muffins for the first time, I have come across many more mango muffin recipes. I prefer the recipe that I use at the moment as the muffins are made from wheat flour. I will leave the original one and add the wheat flour version too. 



Version 1 :

makes 12 medium muffins
oven temp 180ºC

1½ cups plain flour
2 tsps baking powder
½ tsp soda bicarbonate (baking soda)
½ tsp salt
½ cup sugar
1 tsp cardamom powder
1½ cups mango puree
 cup vegetable oil
½ tsp vanilla essence

for topping:
2 tbsps mango or apricot jam
3 tbsps desiccated coconut

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Sieve flour, baking powder, soda bicarbonate, cardamom powder and salt in a bowl.
  3. In another bowl, add mango puree, sugar,vanilla essence and oil and beat well till the oil is mixed well into the puree.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the puree and mix till it just becomes wet. Don’t over mix otherwise the muffins will not bake well and will be heavy.
  5. Line a muffin tray or muffin cups with paper cups. 
  6. Fill the cups 3/4 of the way with the batter.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until done. 
  8. Remove from the oven and put the muffins on a wire rack to cool.
  9. Mix the jam well till its a bit runny. Brush the muffin tops with it.
  10. Sprinkle the coconut over it.



Version 2:
Makes 12 medium ones

1½ cup wheat flour (atta)
½ cup desiccated coconut (unsweetened)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp soda bicarbonate (baking soda)
2 tsp cardamom powder
¼ tsp salt
2 tbsp flax seed powder (meal)
6 tbsp water
4 tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup mango puree
⅓ -½ cup milk
½ cup sugar
1 cup small diced mango
¼ cup chopped almonds
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. 
  2. Line a muffin tray or moulds with paper cups.
  3. Mix flax seed powder and water together. Let the mixture rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Sieve flour, salt, baking powder, soda bicarbonate and cardamom powder together into a bowl. Mix in the coconut.
  5. Put the mango puree, oil, milk, sugar and flax seed mixture into another bowl.
  6. Whisk the mixture for a few minutes.
  7. Add flour mixture to the liquid mixture. Mix till the flour becomes wet. Don’t over mix.
  8. Add chopped mango and mix gently.
  9. Spoon the batter into the prepared moulds or tray. Fill each on ¾ of the way with the batter.
  10. Sprinkle the chopped almonds over them.
  11. Bake for 20 -25 minutes or till done. Insert a toothpick, skewer or knife into the middle of a muffin. If it comes out clean they are done.
  12. Remove the muffins from the tray or moulds and let them cool on a wire rack.


  • If you do not like cardamom, use ginger powder. Ginger powder compliments mango very well. Remember ras, rotli. Mango ras with a pinch of salt, ginger powder and ghee!
  • Can top the muffins with fresh cream and tiny pieces of mango to serve as a dessert.
  • ⅓ cup is about 5 tbsps plus 1 tsp.
  • To check if the muffins are done, insert a wooden toothpick in the centre and it should come out clean.
You may want to check out the following :
coconut banana cashew muffins
wholewheat banana muffins



  • Namrata

    January 4, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Oh those look yummmy!! I want some!!!!

  • Mayuri's jikoni

    January 4, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    what the muffins or the mangoes? I can bake the muffins when I come to bangalore. The mangoes…. sorry, you need to come here.

  • Shreena

    May 4, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Just read this recipe and though perfect – I have the ingredients already! Muffins are in the oven now…. fingers crossed!

  • Sona S

    May 23, 2015 at 3:13 am

    These mango muffins look yummy.. love the texture of these muffins..

  • Shobha

    May 23, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Mango flavoured muffins must be tasting Divine.. I love the mango flavour . Never tried in cakes..

  • Maha Gadde

    May 24, 2015 at 1:19 am

    I love any thing vth mango…yummy cupcakes.

  • Swathi Iyer

    May 24, 2015 at 3:02 am

    Mango muffin looks delicious perfect treat.

  • sushma

    October 23, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Love anything with mangoes. Good one.

  • Freda Dias

    October 24, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Love mango flavored cake and these look spot on !

  • I Camp in my Kitchen

    October 24, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Oh yumm! Muffins look scrumptious and flavor of cardamom must be pairing so well with mangoes!

  • Pavani N

    October 24, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    What yummy muffins with mango Mayuri. They look delicious.

  • Priya Suresh

    October 24, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Anything with mangoes are my weakness, would love to enjoy this muffins during anytime of the day.

  • Jagruti

    October 24, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    In these muffins all the flavours are favourite of mine, I just need masala chai and I am a happy soul:)

  • Archana Potdar

    October 25, 2017 at 10:14 am

    OMG! Muffins look yummy Mayuri. How I will love to grab some of them. loved reading about the delicious mangoes at your place.

  • Sapana Behl

    October 25, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Mango is my favorite in baked goodies. Looks so PERFECTLY BAKED and yummy.

  • jayashree

    October 26, 2017 at 1:35 am

    Wow! These look so good. Anything with mangoes for me

  • Mayuri Patel

    October 26, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Thanks Jayashree.

  • Mayuri Patel

    October 26, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Thanks Sapana.

  • Mayuri Patel

    October 26, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Archana we'll have to wait for zapping technology where food can be transported in seconds 😉

  • Mayuri Patel

    October 26, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    I too love mango and cardamom flavor.

  • Mayuri Patel

    October 26, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Easy to bake Priya, try them when you get some mangoes.

  • Mayuri Patel

    October 26, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Thanks Pavani

  • Mayuri Patel

    October 26, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    They do Priya… the house smells so good whenever I bake them.

  • Mayuri Patel

    October 26, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Thanks Freda.

  • Mayuri Patel

    October 26, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Thanks Sushma.


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