This mango carrot spice bread is made with whole wheat flour, packed with fresh mango, grated carrots and real carrot mango juice.
Today is a historic day in our house.
It’s a day I’ve been waiting for since approximately the second day of living here and realizing the major flaw in the only door that leads to our deck: it opens the wrong way.
Not only does it open the wrong way, but the wrong panel (it’s a French door) opens too.
So instead of opening out to the deck, it opens into a room that’s incredibly narrow to begin with.
The fact that the wrong panel opens makes it so you literally have to shove yourself into the corner between the end of the couch and the door to be able to get out.
Even Ginger looks at us like “wtf guys?” when she tries to slither through the opening.
If you think I’m exaggerating the inconvenience of this door situation, I’ll have you imagine trying to bring plates, pans and whatever else out the door to the grill in the summer or, as was the case the other day, trying to maneuver a non-collapsed tripod outside for some photos.
The latter of the two resulted in a full on melt down of cursing out loud to myself like a lunatic when the legs of the tripod ended up scuffing the wall as I muscled the stupid thing through the 12 inches of space.
So today, I happily shell out $2,300+ to Home Depot and the nice installation man (because Ulysses absolutely refuses any part in this door replacement situation and in typical man fashion thinks the current door is “just fine”) as he spends 8 hours opening up our house and putting in a gorgeous sliding door.
I hope he likes mangos and carrots because I plan on feeding him this mango carrot spice bread as a token of my gratitude for saving me from any future door meltdowns.
This mango bread is made with whole wheat white flour, fresh mangos, carrots and kept nice and moist with the addition of V8 carrot mango vegetable & fruit blend.
I’ve made my own homemade V8 juice before but I’ve always stuck to the traditional tomato based version.
This new variety is a great option for sweeter uses.
While I’ve loved every variety straight up, the natural sweetness of the carrot mango flavor seemed perfect for baking.
This mango bread turned out like a healthy carrot cake with mangos but minus that addictive cream cheese icing.
You can experience that in my healthy zucchini bars if you’d like.
It’s just barely sweet so it makes a great addition to breakfast but just as good as a snack or healthier dessert too.
If you prefer an all out sweet mango dessert, try this gluten free mango bread pudding!
MORE QUICK BREADS LIKE THIS MANGO CARROT BREAD TO TRY:
Mango Carrot Spice Bread
- 1 1/2 cup whole wheat white flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch of kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar palm sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 1 cup V8 Carrot Mango Vegetable & Fruit Blend
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup shredded carrots squeezed of excess water
- 1/2 cup diced mango
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a loaf pan with baking spray.
- Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices in a large bowl.
- Whisk together the sugar, eggs, coconut oil, V8 vegetable & fruit blend and vanilla in a medium bowl.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until combined.
- Fold in the carrots, mango and pecans until well combined.
- Transfer batter to the loaf pan and bake for about 40 minutes until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and let rest until cool enough to touch.
- Gently remove bread from the pan and let cool on a rack.
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*This post is sponsored by V8. All content and opinions are my own.
Gina Matsoukas is the writer, founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.