Mango Colada Muffins.
I really don’t know what I did before I made these muffins.
I think I woke up. I think I ninja-kicked Mr. How Sweet out of bed so he would stop snoring. Waddled my way down the stairs and promptly threw myself on the worn carpet where I cried out, “I seriously can’t wake up. I will die if I wake up now!” After relishing in my now 36-hour sugar hangover, I’m pretty sure it was this moment that I remembered brushing my fingers across a squishy mango in the crisper drawer the day before. Right after I declared that I was “never baking again!”
Mangos must be squishy to taste good. Fact.
Other things that have seen better days in my crisper drawer? A molded grapefruit that is jammed beneath five pounds of apples, two pounds of lemons, three more mangos, and two bunches of cilantro, and therefore is far too much work to dig out. A half-used bag of pre-cut celery, opened two weeks ago for chicken noodle soup, but is now being saved for something that I might think of in the next six minutes. A semi-eaten orange that seemed like a good idea at the time but was chucked when the devil on my shoulder wanted frozen peanut butter cups instead.
If you happen to drop by today, I hope you aren’t craving fruit.
But I do have muffins. So feel free to ring my bell.
After recalling the cushiony mango, I was deadset on combining it with creamy coconut and mashed banana, preferably in the form of a frothy, iced beverage laced with shots of tropical rum and served in a sugar-rimmed glass with a large slice of lime. And a cherry.
You see how well that turned out. Muffins are the next best thing. Consciences are for chumps.
Mango Colada Muffins
makes 14-16 muffins
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large ripe banana, mashed
2/3 cup chopped mango
1 cup lite coconut milk (I used Trader Joe’s brand)
1 cup shredded coconut
coarse sugar for garnish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with liners.
Combine flours, sugar, salt and baking soda in a large bowl. In a food processor of blender, add banana, egg, mango, coconut milk, vanilla and butter. Mix or pulse until ingredients are combined and mango is almost but completely blended in with a few chunks remaining. Mix wet ingredients into the dry ingredients to form a batter. Fold in coconut.
Using an ice cream scoop or 1/3 cup measure, add batter to each muffin line and top with coarse sugar. Bake for 15 minutes, or until muffins are cooked through.
I’m thinking that these muffins would make happy hour even happier… perhaps crumbled on said icy drink? That’s todays plan.
90 Comments on “Mango Colada Muffins.”
I need to start baking with mango immediately!
Yes you do!
Mm mango muffins. I have been on a muffin kick lately – trying anything and everything in the sweet little form of a muffin!
Any of those words get me very excited!
They sound and look wonderful!
I’m all over these bad boys! Which I’ll be making for my bad boy. ;-)
I first made mango muffins when I was 10 years old and to this day they are still some of my favorites! I love how you added coconut milk to these…yum!
I’ve never baked with mango before, but these muffins look amazing! Love them. Will def have to try :-)
You gotta try!
This reminds me of that song, “If you like pina coladas and dancing in the rain…”
Is it weird that I think these muffins sound refreshing? Anything with the word ‘colada’ in it sounds refreshing to me :)
mmm tropical fruit. mmm mango. And the addition of banana is so much fun. Its like a tropical drink in muffin form.
Yuuum! Those look sooo good! I’ve made mango banana muffins, and right after I did, thought about how good it would be with some coconut!!! :P
Coconut milk and cupcakes sound amazing! They must make the texture so moist.
And I’m so glad that your baking hiatus was short-lived :D
Oh my these sound delicious! I never really thought to bake with mango, but I love their flavor! I will def have to try them!
That definitely needs to be crumbled on an adult beverage of some kind.
I have been on a serious muffin kick lately! These sound perfect! I love mango anything and then you add the word colada…I’m sold!
Colada makes everything better, right?
girl, i’m experiencing that exact same morning right now…WITHOUT a squishy mango savior! woe is me.
Okay…now I’m glad I didn’t make extra of the pb banana flax muffins I whipped up Monday. That just means I can make THESE now. I must have these. I don’t have coconut milk though so do you think regular milk would do? Or I can just wait to go to the store and buy some coconut milk. Don’t know if I can wait though! These sound too good!
Definitely think regular milk will work!
Oh yummmm! If I make these it just might help me to forget that it’s pouring rain (just like every other day this week so far!) They sound lovely!
It’s rained here nonstop for what feels like forever too. So far today… it’s sunny!
I’m pretty stoked that I have everything for these muffins except the shredded coconut, which I will be promptly going to get! Great idea!
Wow…that muffin sounds incredible! I am hosting a luau theme party in May, and these sound like they would make a great addition to the dessert table! To make them more “cupcake like”, do you think I should frost them with something? Maybe cream cheese frosting? Thanks, Jessica! :-)
Oooh I definitely think you should! Yes, you could do a pineapple cream cheese frosting??
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What a coincidence! Thanks so much for the link, Jessica! I am going to frost these with the pineapple cream cheese frosting. YUM! I am sure they will be a hit at my luau party!
You are full of ideas! Your photos get better and better and your food styling is amazing, too! I want before and after pics- you before the blog, and you after. You have to weight 300 pounds. ;)
I know what you did. You made us a plethora of cake batter goodies. So don’t feel bad about reneging on your subconscious mango desires ;)
I don’t know what I did before I found your blog. Perhaps I was just sitting alone in a dark room, wondering when I would see the light.
You never fail me.
I am so happy it’s mango season. Making these muffins is #1 on my list of Things I Will Bake After School Stops Murdering My Soul.
Ah! Sounds like you need some muffins. Good luck!
Yum! If only I had aging mango in my fridge instead of just aging celery!
Pitch the celery. Make room for mango.
Said celery has turned into a bit of a science experiment — it’s super old, but it seems to be pulling a Benjamin Button in my crisper.
Oooooh… keep me posted. ;) LOL!
hahahahahaha! Consciences are for chumps! You said it sister
Oh yeah — I love mango especially with coconut. I think I’ll make these and dream about a warm place in paradise instead of the cold, gray, rainy weather that apparently is our Spring.
HAHA! “and therefore is far too much work to dig out”–i’m guilty of that too, lol. If it’s too far down, i just let it sit there…
These muffins sound great! Growing up in Miami we had huge mango and avocado trees so we always had an unlimited supply. Now that I’m a grown up (yech) and no longer live there and have to PAY for mangos, I never eat them. I would definitely buy them to make some of these, though! Love the addition of the coconut.
Jealous of the mango and avocado trees. Very, very jealous.
These make me yearn for the beach!!!
Sounds like our crisper drawers should be best friends…those losers. Who decided we needed WHOLE big drawers for produce? It’s way too much pressure, seriously. If the refrigerator factory would shrink those suckers to about the size of a medium Tupperware container, we could all feel good about ourselves.
But in case you’re wondering–I’ve found that a crisper drawer fits a box of Ding Dongs and a 12 pack of Coke perfectly.
I love your muffins!!
(is it just me or did that sound….not right?)
Just when I was getting tired of my usual morning muffin. I can always count on you, Jess! :D
mmmm these look like such a yummy summer muffin!
do you think i could thaw frozen mango for these???
(i always have excessive #s of bags of it in the freezer for smoothies )thank you trader joe’s…..))
I think so! Just make sure it is completely thawed and dry.
thank you!!! i’ll be sure to dry my mango. which sounds utterly amusing to me for some reason.
How I wish I were sippin’ a mango colada on the beach right now…ahhh that would be heaven…
I love a good mango! I added mango to my recipe for Charoset (basically fruit salad) and it was so tasty.
Love your teapot!
Sugar hangover… no worries, you can always get back on track the next day, I jst get back on the wagon again = ) THESE however, sound….um..nommers.. yum yum.
Oh, that sounds very similar to my fruit drawer. My veggie drawer too, if we’re being honest. A bunch of dead, limp, possibly rotten fruits and veggies. Sad.
These muffins look yummy and I LOVE the way you styled your photos. Very pretty! :)
At least your veggie drawer HAS veggies.
I’ve never had a tropical muffin, but that combo sounds YUM!
Yum what a refreshing muffin!
I would give anything for one of these instead of the boring bowl of cereal I’m currently eating!
Nom nom nom! …And all I have for breakfast this morning is oatmeal. Argh. These look fantastic, Jessica, and so flavorful, especially with all the natural fruits’ sweetness. Thanks for sharing another winner!
These tropical muffins looks SO good! I made mango muffins once, and they were unbelievably moist and delicious. The addition of coconut and banana could only make them better!
I always buy mangos, and they go bad before I do anything with them – never thought to add them to muffins – thanks Jessica! :D
Yum, I always have a rotten lemon or lime in the bottom of my crisper. I buy them by the bagful, but because I buy organic they just don’t last as long as I think. Every week I am tossing something in the trash.
These muffins look yummy! Thanks for sharing!
Mmmm the drink sounds amazing, but these muffins look amazing too. What a great flavor combination for a muffin! I’ve got a squishy mango at home that I think would be perfect for this.
True Life: I’ve never tried mango before. Must get on that :)
PreTTy!!! I would like that beige towel and the muffins. Right now. :)
Oh fun! I accidentally bought some rum extract, can I use that instead of vanilla? :)
MANGO! My new favorite! IN A MUFFIN! GAH!
I want all of these flavours in drink form now! Also, I’ve never baked with mango before and it’s my favorite fruit. Glad my eyes were opened today!
so obviously these mango muffins look delicious and are no doubt insanely good. Mango + coconut = reminder of Jamaican honeymoon…
But may I point out that I want/need that sweet little teapot in my life. AHdorable.