Melanie Bryan's Mango Banana Bread
Breads, Breakfast

Mel’s Mango Banana Bread plus Tasty Tuesdays Linkup

Did you miss me? I apologize to anyone that tried to link up for Tasty Tuesdays last week and found me missing. I was offline for a week do to a web hosting transfer gone horribly BAD! Luckily a friend bailed me out and finally found the technical issues.

As a payment for his kindness I sent him a box stuffed with a jar of Pickled Cherry Tomatoes, some cookies that I will post about on next month’s Fill the Cookie Jar post, and a loaf of Mel’s Mango Banana Bread.

Mango Banana Bread


In case you are wondering, Mel is my “sister by another mister”, aka baby brother’s better half. Once I heard someone mention this bread she made on Facebook, I immediately begged her for the recipe. Unlike my brother, she quickly sent it. Thanks, Mel!

There are two unique ingredients to this banana bread: the chopped dried mangoes, and a bit of grated lemon zest! I would never have thought to add it, but it adds a subtle citrus note that perfectly complements the other ingredients. I don’t think I will ever make banana bread without it again.

Mel’s Mango Banana Bread

Prep time10 minutes
Cook time1 hour
Total time1 hour, 10 minutes
Meal type Bread, Breakfast
Mango Banana Bread - moist and delicious banana bread loaded with chopped dried mangoes.


  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cup mashed bananas (about 2-3 bananas)
  • 1 or 2 eggs (if you have 1 cup of bananas use 2 eggs, 1 1/2 cup bananas use 1 egg)
  • 1/3 cup dried mangoes (chopped)


The amount of eggs and bananas may seem a bit confusing as listed below. You need more eggs if you have less banana and less eggs if you have more bananas for the moisture content. I made it with two bananas, which was about one cup, so I needed two eggs.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease one 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch bread pan (or two smaller ones)
In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt with a whisk.
In a larger bowl, beat shortening, sugar and lemon zest together until creamy. Beat in eggs and bananas.
Add the flour in 2 equal parts beating until smooth. Add mangoes.
Pour into prepared bread pan and bake in preheated oven until brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, approximately 40 minutes for small pans and 60 minutes for regular bread pan.




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12 thoughts on “Mel’s Mango Banana Bread plus Tasty Tuesdays Linkup”

  1. Hi Audrey,
    So sorry to hear about the hosting problems you had but glad you are back up and running! This sounds like a delicious recipe, so glad you have a kind sister-in-law. 🙂 Thanks for sharing and for linking up at Talented Tuesday! Hope you are having a great day!
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  2. I absolutely love this! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you so much for bringing such a masterpiece to our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. We can’t wait to party with you! Lou Lou Girls

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