Mango Chocolate Bread

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February 1st. A new month. A new beginning. The LOVE month. The Chocolate month.

You, probably, all know by now I love chocolate. My favorite dessert is chocolate cheesecake.

I rarely make it. 90% of the time I end up eating it all by myself.

I have some cream cheese in the fridge, I might make a small cheesecake for Valentine’s day. Or maybe a chocolate cake.

Hubby would love some ice-cream and some cookies. So many desserts come to mind when I think about chocolate.

I was asking last night on FaceBook what’s everyone’s favorite chocolate dessert and almost everyone had a different one.

It’s good to be different. It’s bad to think about chocolate right before bedtime.

I had to have some chocolate. A square of dark chocolate saves the day. Or a slice of chocolate bread.

Like this one.

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I made this bread the other day. I made this bread last week also. It’s so good.

It’s a 50% whole wheat bread, sweetened with mango puree and a some sugar.

It was the first time I baked with mango. I was a little skeptical at first. Didn’t know what to expect.

After having the first slice I kept asking myself. Why did I wait so long to use mango in bread? I gotta get out from under my rock!

It’s a whole new world out there with millions of bread combos I have to try.

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Mango Chocolate Bread

Yield: 1 big loaf or 2 small ones

Mango Chocolate Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (240 gr) whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups (240 gr) all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup (50-70 gr) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) lukewarm water
  • 2 tsp (7 gr) yeast
  • 1 cup puree mango
  • 5 tbsp (70 gr) melted butter (vegan)
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips (vegan)
  • confectioner's sugar for dusting (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl sift together the flours, salt, cinnamon and sugar.
  2. Make a well in the middle, add the lukewarm water and sprinkle the yeast on top. Stir and leave until the yeast dissolves and bubbles appear.
  3. Add the pureed mango and slowly start to mix.
  4. Add the melted butter and knead until all is incorporated and the dough comes clean form the sides of the bowl. This should take 2-3 minutes if using a stand up mixer.
  5. Finally add the chocolate chips and knead a little more.
  6. Take the dough out of the bowl, placed it in a clean greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and leave at room temperature until doubled in volume. It's going to be anywhere from 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours depending on your room temperature. Ideal would be ~70 degrees.
  7. When the dough is doubled, shape it into a log and place it on a baking sheet. Handle the dough as little as possible.
  8. Cover and let rise again for 45 minutes to an hour.
  9. Meanwhile heat the oven to 425F.
  10. Bake the bread in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes.
  11. Leave it to cool and enjoy!

Notes

For a lighter, fluffier version use All purpose flour only (4 cups total)

Dairy butter can be used instead of vegan butter. Vegetable oil can also be used. Or a combo of the two.

I used carob chips but regular chocolate chips will make a great substitution. So will do small chopped dried fruits or nuts. Or a combo of two or all three.

If making two small loaves you'll probably have to reduce the baking time, maybe just 30 minutes.

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Comments

  1. says

    This is a very creative and unique bread post. My fear about including puree in bread is that the high liquid content would ruin the texture. However, this loaf does look like you have mastered the puree infusion! Chocolate and mango-delicious.

  2. Marina says

    M grandmother made one like this but without the mango. I can smell it in the my kitchen. Great post, warm memories…

  3. says

    Beautiful bread! I’ve never put any puree in bread before but I’ve been seeing that idea a lot lately. Mango really seems like an awesome idea to me(plus the chocolate of course!), I may try this next time I make bread :D

  4. says

    Roxana-the last time I tried to leave a comment, you did not have an option for it; now, your blog is totally different! I feel like I opened up a totally different commercial blog…just don’t see YOU in there, except for your amazing recipes. Love the mango chocolate bread. Very proper for the Love month of February, and…all year round:DDD

    • Roxana GreenGirl says

      Hi Elisabeth! I’m so sorry you feel my blog now looks like a commercial blog and you don’t see me in it. It was designed the way I liked it and I find myself in every corner of it.
      I hope soon you’ll see me too! Hugs,

  5. says

    Yummy!
    Yes, millions of bread combos, millions of all kinds of combos in all types of food! One lifetime doesn’t seem enough to be able to try out each!

  6. says

    This bread looks awesome and healthy to have in the morning as a breakfast, the mango puree did a great job to sweetened the bread, when I find the mango will try this R!
    Tq for sharing! ;)

  7. Marsha @ The Harried Cook says

    Mango bread? That sounds soooooooo good! Mango is my favorite fruit and I can’t go through a summer without gorging on them… Can’t wait for mango season to arrive so I can try this out! Thanks, Roxana!

  8. says

    Very interesting combination, and very interesting adding mango to a bread, but I trust you it taste good :) I shouldn’t think of chocolate before going to bed either. Or macarons…

  9. says

    Roxana….mango and chocolate !!!that bread looks delicious ! I have added this to my to-do-list. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe :)

  10. Deeps @ Naughty Curry says

    wow, mango in bread? this is exciting… gotta try it out :) & im a sucker for anything chocolate too

  11. Kiri W. says

    This sounds really interesting – I don’t think I’ve ever had mango bread, but the combination with chocolate chips sounds fantastic! :)

  12. says

    Roxana! What an absolutely beautiful and unique bread. I love how you sweetened it with mango puree. Just enough chocolate chips to satisfy my sweet tooth! I’m a bit intimidated by yeast breads but this looks so fantastic! : )

  13. says

    Looks yum…I would never have thought of mango and chocolate together – brilliant! I love mangoes and here is something to bake this weekend. Thanks.

  14. Tanantha says

    Thanks for this recipe, Roxana. My friend came over and brought me a bunch of mango. They’re kinda of sour and I’m trying to figure out how to get rid of it.

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