Sunday, October 7, 2012

Mango Walnut Loaf | Going the Vegan way / Vegan Mango Walnut Loaf

When I posted the mango icecream recipe few days back and updated the same in the facebook foodies group, I got a question from Kalpana of Life with spices which goes like this "Where do you get mangoes at this time of the year?". It was then that I realised that many of you would have had the same in mind. At the time of the mango season, the agni days that Chennai sees was at its peak and hence I was forbidden from having mangoes in any form. Reason being it increases the body heat which is not good for me and the baby... How I missed the juicy and pulpy mangoes!!! But it was a sacrifice that I made happily...
It so happens that the mango tree that grows in my MIL's place blooms off the season and we get ripe mangoes at this time. But these fruits cannot live up to the mark and are less sweet. So we usually end up making milkshakes or lassi-s out of the lot. This time I had other plans and am trying other desserts for a change like this loaf or that icecream.

Never did I think that I would bake a vegan cake. To me cakes need to have eggs in them to give a fluffier sponge. But when I ran out of eggs and I had a batch of over-ripe mangoes (..another one day and I should have said goodbye to them and I would never do that with mangoes) I chose to go vegan. I googled for many recipes and finally settled down for this originally adapted from here.
I found the loaf to be on the denser side and hence we had a few slices and the leftovers I came up with a delicious way to have with a cup of hot milk / coffee.. Stay tuned to know what I did.

~*What U Need*~
All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cups
Mango puree - 1 1/2 cups
Vegetable oil - 1/3 cup
Granulated sugar - 2/3 cup
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Chopped Walnuts - 1/2 cup
Salt - a pinch

How I made it:
Grease a loaf pan and place oiled butter paper in the bottom. This ensures that the bottom does not stick. I never skip this step. Sieve all purpose flour, baking powder and salt thrice. Mix mango puree, vegetable oil, granulated sugar and vanilla essence well. Throw in half of the walnuts and mix.

Slowly add the flour and fold in without any lumps. Pour batter into greased pan, top with walnuts. Bake at 350F or 175 C for 30-40 mins or till a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Slice and serve...

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. you are a baking master, wonderful mango walnut loaf. Nice space you have with lots of lovely recipe dear. Happy to follow you back. Keep visit on my space.......

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  2. Even i have tried this one from holy cow. Super tempting and love the addition of walnut

  3. That's a perfect loaf with a nice combo...gimme few slices vimitha.

  4. Love this... Its inviting tooo.....

  5. wonderfully baked.. am in so much love with it.. so wen is ur next baking session will drop in to ur place for this one..

  6. Excellent cake,Vimitha...Color also perfect..
    Why don't you link this recipe to my eveny--KIds recipes
    Thanks dear ,in advance..

  7. Wow Mango walnut! what a lovely combination, never thought of it. looks perfectly baked and delicious. will try this soon

  8. wow wonderful the flavor of mango in the cake..
    Super Yummy Recipes

  9. I can imagine this is a delicious loaf, with the addition of the sweet pulp from the mango. YUM.

  10. you are a mango queen, mango ice cream and now mango loaf, one word delicious :D

    Cook like Priya

  11. Couldn't believe that this lovely looking loaf was vegan!! Absolutely stunning!! :)

    Ongoing Event: Cooking Made Easy With Cheese/Paneer

  12. wow very tempting dear,made it perfectly...

  13. What a fantastic looking loaf, delicious & flavorful!

  14. really misssing baking here...delicious loaf to start the bf early morning:)

  15. Deliciously seasonal! A wonderful loaf.



  16. wow........nice loaf with mango flavored...

  17. very delicious mango loaf....Happy to follow you back!!!!

  18. Fantastic loaf,love mango flavor..

  19. Wish i get a slice of this fabulous loaf, irresistible.

  20. wooow....drooling here..Looks awesome n so tempting!!!

  21. Perfect & tempting cake. Superb presentation.

  22. Loaf looks very tempting and perfect...

  23. Wow! Love the idea and its eggless too! Looks so delicious :)

  24. I have not tried using mango in making a loaf before. Now you get me going:D

  25. Mango is one of my favorites fruits and this sounds delicious!

  26. Cut me a slice please! this looks so delish.

  27. Hey Vimitha,

    Just received the lovely book on Kababs; that's such a fab gift! :)
    Thanks a ton, dearie! :))

    Spice n Sugar Tales

  28. Vimitha, this is my first ever loaf with mango in it. Very interesting. I bet your bread is super lovely to eat what with mangoes and walnuts.

  29. Hi Vimitha, your loaf look extremely good. I Love anything mango. Thanks for sharing this interesting recipe.

    Have a nice week ahead.


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