- 2 14 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 34 cup sugar
- 1 12 teaspoons baking powder
- 14 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
- 14 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
- 14 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped or 1 cup walnuts
- 12 cup seedless raisin
- 1 cup coarsely mashed fresh mango
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 12 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
DirectionsTip: because mangos are so fibrous, the best way to mash them is to pulse in a food processor; aim for a texture that resembles cottage cheese.
Preheat oven to 350; coat a 9 x 5 x 3 inch baking pan with nonstick oil-and-flour baking spray; set aside.
Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together in a big bowl.
Add in the pecans and raisins; toss well; then make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients.
Combine the mashed mango, eggs, oil, and vanilla in a bowl; pour into the well in the dry ingredients and mix only enough to combine; the batter should be lumpy.
Scoop the batter into the prepared pan; spreading to the corners; bake in the lower third of the oven for 50-55 minutes or until the bread begins to pull from the sides of the pan and cake tester comes out clean.
Cool bread in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then loosen around the edge with a small thin-blade spatula and turn out.
Cool the bread right side up to room temperature before cutting.