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Mango-Ginger Banana Bread

Makes: 16 servings
Serving size: 1 slice
Prep 25 mins Bake 350° 55 mins Cool 10 mins Stand  overnight
Mango-Ginger Banana Bread
  • 2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  teaspoon  ground ginger
  • 2  eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2  cups  mashed bananas (4 to 5 medium)
  • 1  cup  sugar
  • 1/2  cup  vegetable oil or melted butter
  • 1/4  cup  chopped dates
  • 1/2  cup  chopped fresh mango
  • 1  tablespoon  all-purpose flour
  • 1  recipe  Ginger Streusel-Nut Topping (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of one 9x5x3-inch pan; set aside. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and ginger. Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside.

2. In a medium bowl stir together eggs, bananas, sugar, and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Meanwhile, toss chopped mango in 1 Tbsp. flour. Fold dates and mango into batter. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle Ginger Streusel-Nut Topping over batter.

3. Bake for about 70 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. If necessary to prevent overbrowning, cover loosely with foil for the last 15 minutes of baking. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing.

Ginger Streusel-Nut Topping
  • 3  tablespoons  packed brown sugar
  • 2  tablespoons  all-purpose flour
  • 4  teaspoons  butter
  • 1/4  cup  chopped pistachios
  • 1  tablespoon  chopped crystallized ginger

1. In a small bowl combine brown sugar and flour. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in pistachios and crystallized ginger.

Nutrition Facts (Mango-Ginger Banana Bread)
  • Servings Per Recipe 16,
  • cal. (kcal) 214,
  • Fat, total (g) 8,
  • chol. (mg) 23,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 35,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 3,
  • sodium (mg) 108,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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