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Mango Maple Muffins

Mango Maple Muffins

by Amber on January 11, 2011

These Mango Maple Muffins are an inspiration provided by my brother-in-law, Chris. He came to spend this Christmas with us. It was our first Christmas entirely at home, and it was more than wonderful to spend it with him.

Chris lives in London. And because he lives in London, we hardly ever see each other. We spent the entire holiday playing games (don’t get me started on the 3-day debate on whether it’s Rummi-cub or Rummi-CUBE.. for the record, I’m in the Rummi-Cube camp), eating chocolate and good food, and catching up. Pure heaven.

We also spent a few days in New York City. One of the first things we did when hitting the city? Curry, of course. Chris had a mango lassi with his lunch, and spent the rest of the day theorizing that there’s just not enough mango in the world. There should be far more mango flavored things, he says.

Chris also happens to love maple syrup. I guess it’s not that common in the U.K., so it’s a real treat for him when he has it.

My only regret about these delicious muffins is that I didn’t manage to make them before Chris went home. Chris tries to be a pretty healthy guy, watching what he eats 99% of the time. I think he’ll approve of these.

    A) they’re muffins
    B) they’re made with whole wheat flour
    C) They’re made with maple sugar, which has a lower glycemic index than table sugar.
    D) MANGO!

These muffins are a perfect breakfast for throughout January and all your hard work to make those resolutions a reality. They’re filling, only slightly sweet, and have chunks of fresh juicy mango throughout.

Mango would also lend itself to my fruit and cream muffins recipe, if you’re looking for something a bit more indulgent.

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Tracy January 11, 2011 at 2:35 PM

Mmm, love at first sight! I agree wholeheartedly that there should be more mango-flavored things in the world. I’m definitely going to be making this these month to chase away the winter blues!

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Kristen January 11, 2011 at 3:05 PM

Chris sounds like a lot of fun! These muffins look so tasty. Love them!

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Robyn | Add a Pinch January 11, 2011 at 3:05 PM

Oh my goodness, yes please!!! These would be delicious in the morning for breakfast.

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JenniferA January 11, 2011 at 3:27 PM

Oh, these are right up my alley! We are headed to Aruba soon and one of my favorite things is fresh mango on the buffet at breakfast, lunch & dinner.

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naomi January 11, 2011 at 3:29 PM

Mango Maple, uh, yeah! I love mangoes and don’t think I have ever had in a muffin.

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Wenderly January 11, 2011 at 3:29 PM

Um YUM. I’d like eat a dozen in one sitting…but they’re healthy, right? :)

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Rene January 11, 2011 at 6:16 PM

It’s CLEARLY Rummi-Cube. Silly Brits. I have to admit though – I’m not a fan of mango. I loooove dried mango, but fresh mango has a weird texture for me. Sad, I know.

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Stay-At-Home-Chef January 11, 2011 at 7:07 PM

I’m always on the lookout for a new yummy muffin and these look delicious!

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DessertForTwo January 11, 2011 at 10:06 PM

I love the story behind this recipe! With all the snow the country has right now, everyone could use some bright, sunny mango! :)

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blackbookkitchendiar January 12, 2011 at 4:52 PM

this sounds so delectable! i’ve never tried maple and mango combo before and it sounds so irresistable. thanks for sharing this.

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Michele Holmes January 12, 2011 at 5:29 PM

I can’t locate “maple sugar” at any grocery store…an suggestions, anyone?

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JulieD January 12, 2011 at 11:05 PM

This sounds so wonderful. I love mangoes.

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SMITH BITES January 13, 2011 at 9:37 AM

ahhhhh, what a sweet BIL!!! love these Amber – whole wheat flour, mango and maple syrup – great combo!

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marla January 13, 2011 at 3:17 PM

These muffins sound delightful! Love the mango & whole wheat flour :) xo

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Michele Holmes January 15, 2011 at 10:42 AM

Just made the muffins and they were good! My husband took some to work w/him to share. I subbed vanilla bean paste for the extract because I love the teeny tiny seeds – so cute.

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