Healthy Gluten Free Mango Muffins

Gluten Free Living – 2016

Okay, I know you’re used to hyperbole, but Healthy Gluten Free Mango Muffins were my favorite out of a group of four different types of muffins I made back in early March. Probably because I loaded these down with coconut, it made them even richer than all the others. Granted the Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins were a fan favorite at a local coffee shop in the town next to ours, and my Healthy Gluten Free Banana Blueberry Muffins are terrific in their own right. Even my Healthy Gluten Free Strawberry Banana Muffins were a huge success. I also enjoyed the ones I made with blackberries. But this batch had to have been my favorite of all. I know it’s because of the coconut, but quite frankly, I don’t make a lot of stuff with mangos and I really enjoyed them in muffin form.

I was shopping at Kroger around the first of March and I found several tubs of pre-cut mangos for sale. Yes! I’m not big on cutting mangos, although I know they make a mango peeler that’s supposed to be pretty cool. I actually have to be careful not to eat too many fresh mangos at a time or I can have an allergic reaction and start swelling. But I love mangos, especially the smaller champagne mangos. I can sit and eat three or four of them at once! So when I saw pre-cut mangos on sale, I knew I had to snatch them up right away and figure out some way to use them. Muffins seemed to be the perfect fit. Particularly ones that are healthy, made with clean-eating ingredients, and gluten free. I used honey instead of sugar, and gluten free baking and pancake mix instead of flour. Overripe bananas are the best for this recipe, and along with mangos and coconut, they sweeten the muffins (along with the honey). Additionally, I added chopped pecans to provide a little crunch. They were extraordinarily good.

Give Healthy Gluten Free Mango Muffins a go the next time you want a delicious muffin for breakfast, but prefer a clean-eating, healthier option instead of one filled with syrups and sugar. You’ll be glad you did.

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Healthy Gluten Free Mango Muffins have a tropical flair with bananas, mangos and coconut!

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I packed these tasty muffins with a lot of mangos.

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This healthy, clean-eating recipe will have you going back for more!

 

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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Melt butter. Add to a mixing bowl with mashed bananas, egg, honey, baking soda, salt, vanilla and half-and-half.

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Whisk ingredients until combined. It’s okay to leave clumps from the bananas.

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Add gluten free flour, diced mangos, coconut and diced pecans.

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Stir ingredients with a wooden spoon to combine.

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Spoon batter into greased muffin tins almost to the top. Press additional diced pecans into the top, and if desired, add a few pieces of diced mango on each muffin as well.

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Bake at 425 for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 and continue baking an additional 15-19 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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Allow to sit in muffin tins 5-10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

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Healthy Gluten Free Mango Muffins have great texture and taste.

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Serve these for your next holiday breakfast!

 

Here’s the recipe.

HEALTHY GLUTEN FREE MANGO MUFFINS

(My own concoction)

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These lovely muffins have a tropical flavor featuring mangos and coconut. Honey instead of sugar, and gluten free flour instead of regular flour make them a healthier choice than most muffins.
Healthy Gluten Free Mango Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these delicious, healthy, & #clean-eating #muffins are a family favorite. Great for #holiday #breakfasts and as a way to use up overripe #bananas. #sugarless #glutenfree
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Healthy Gluten Free Mango Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these delicious, healthy, & #clean-eating #muffins are a family favorite. Great for #holiday #breakfasts and as a way to use up overripe #bananas. #sugarless #glutenfree
Instructions
  1. Grease 12 extra large muffin tins with coconut oil.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°.
  3. Melt butter.
  4. Add honey, baking powder, salt, bananas, egg, vanilla and half-and-half in a large mixing bowl and mix with a whisk.
  5. It’s okay to leave some of the lumps from the bananas.
  6. Add flour, 2 cups mangos, coconut and 1 cup pecans.
  7. Stir gently with a wooden spoon just until combined.
  8. Don’t overmix the batter.
  9. Spoon batter evenly into each greased muffin tin.
  10. Sprinkle additional diced mangos and remaining pecans over top of muffins.
  11. Bake at 425° for 5 minutes.
  12. Adjust temperature to 350°.
  13. Continue baking an additional 15-19 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  14. Cool.
  15. Yield: 12 extra large muffins or about 14-16 regular sized muffins.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: The secret to having muffins that raise perfectly every time is to start the baking at a high temperature (425°), and then lower the temperature to 350° after 5 minutes. This allows the muffins to raise properly. If you bake muffins at a steady 350° for the whole length of baking time, they will usually be flat on top.

NOTE: I've made this recipe with 1 1/2 cups flour (which is the amount on the original recipe) and caused the muffins to sink in the middle, and 3 1/2 cups flour which caused a rounded muffin top but the muffins were a little on the heavy side. I suggest 2 1/2 cups may be the best option for a lighter muffin but one that doesn't sink in the middle. Much of this will depend upon the gluten free flour you use. Working with gluten free flour can be tricky, so this is my best advice.

 

[b]Healthy Gluten Free Mango Muffins[/b]
Recipe Type: Breads, Rolls and Muffins
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra – my own creation
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 12
These lovely muffins have a tropical flavor featuring mangos and coconut. Honey instead of sugar, and gluten free flour instead of regular flour make them a healthier choice than most muffins.
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups [url href=”http://www.pamelasproducts.com/products/baking-mixes/pamelas-baking-pancake-mix/” target=”_blank”]Pamela’s gluten free baking and pancake mix[/url]
  • 2/3 cup raw honey
  • 2 tsp. aluminum free baking powder
  • ½ tsp. pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 3 large over-ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup (1 stick) Land O’ Lakes unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ cup half-and-half, cream or milk
  • 2 cups mangos, diced
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 ½ cups chopped pecans, divided use
  • up to 1 cup additional diced mango for topping, if desired
Instructions
  1. Grease 12 extra large muffin tins with coconut oil.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°.
  3. Melt butter.
  4. Add honey, baking powder, salt, bananas, egg, vanilla and half-and-half in a large mixing bowl and mix with a whisk.
  5. It’s okay to leave some of the lumps from the bananas.
  6. Add flour, 2 cups mangos, coconut and 1 cup pecans.
  7. Stir gently with a wooden spoon just until combined.
  8. Don’t overmix the batter.
  9. Spoon batter evenly into each greased muffin tin.
  10. Sprinkle additional diced mangos and remaining pecans over top of muffins.
  11. Bake at 425° for 5 minutes.
  12. Adjust temperature to 350°.
  13. Continue baking an additional 15-19 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  14. Cool.
  15. Yield: 12 extra large muffins or about 14-16 regular sized muffins.
Notes
The secret to having muffins that raise perfectly every time is to start the baking at a high temperature (425°), and then lower the temperature to 350° after 5 minutes. This allows the muffins to raise properly. If you bake muffins at a steady 350° for the whole length of baking time, they will usually be flat on top.[br][br][br]I’ve made this recipe with 1 1/2 cups flour (which is the amount on the original recipe) and caused the muffins to sink in the middle, and 3 1/2 cups flour which caused a rounded muffin top but the muffins were a little on the heavy side. I suggest 2 1/2 cups may be the best option for a lighter muffin but one that doesn’t sink in the middle. Much of this will depend upon the gluten free flour you use. Working with gluten free flour can be tricky, so this is my best advice.

Healthy Gluten Free Mango Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these delicious, healthy, & #clean-eating #muffins are a family favorite. Great for #holiday #breakfasts and as a way to use up overripe #bananas. #sugarless #glutenfree

Healthy Gluten Free Mango Muffins make great afternoon snacks for the kids!

Healthy Gluten Free Mango Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these delicious, healthy, & #clean-eating #muffins are a family favorite. Great for #holiday #breakfasts and as a way to use up overripe #bananas. #sugarless #glutenfree

If you enjoy mangos and coconut, you’ll love these muffins.

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    Shari Kelley May 12, 2016 (4:05 pm)

    These look so good, Teresa! I love mangoes. You put so many other yummy ingredients in them, too. I am going to have to try these!

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      Teresa May 13, 2016 (7:49 am)

      Oh, Shari, I just loved how these turned out. Of course, I’m a coconut lover. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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    Kim Lange May 12, 2016 (3:28 pm)

    Whoa! These look amazing Teresa! Pinned several times 😉

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      Teresa May 13, 2016 (7:49 am)

      You are so sweet, Kim. Thanks so much. I hope you enjoy them. I can’t wait to make your GF peach muffins–as soon as we can get fresh peaches here.

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