Top 5 Popular Recipes of 2013

by Charlie Rioux on January 1, 2014

1. Cauliflower Vegan Bolognese

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2. Acorn Squash and Carrot Soup

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3. Spicy Cheesy Kale Chips

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4. Fresh Mango & Tomato Salsa

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5. Almond Butter Coconut Chickpea Curry

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Mango & Coconut Banana Bread

by Charlie Rioux on November 24, 2013

I love making banana bread. It is so easy to make and delicious, and you can change your add ins to make any flavor you want.

Mango Coconut Banana Bread (vegan)

One time I decided to add some dried mango and it was so delicious, I had to make it into a real recipe. It was on my to-do recipe list for a while and when a potluck meeting came up, I decided it was time to try out a mango banana bread again. Since mango and coconut are a perfect match, I decided to make a mango and coconut bread and everyone loved it!

Mango and Coconut Banana BreadMango & Coconut Banana Bread

Adaptation of Moist Banana Bread

Print recipe


  • 1 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup golden cane sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 3 medium very ripe bananas
  • 1 Flax egg: grind 1 tbsp flax seed, mix it with 3 tbsp water and set aside until gelatinous
  • 3/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried mango (ideally no sugar or sulphites added)

Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a large bread pan and then line it with parchment paper so you can easily pull out the loaf when cooled.

In a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Add the flax egg and mix. Add the banana and flax egg mixture to the dry ingredients and mix with a spoon until well incorporated. Mix in the coconut and mango.

Pour the dough in the bread pan. Bake for 1 hour, until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.

Makes 1 bread.

Mango and Coconut Banana Bread (vegan)

Mango Coconut Banana Bread

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