I love mango, if you catch it perfectly ripe it has an amazing taste. It is however a fine line between ripe and too ripe. Unfortunately today my mango had gone into the too ripe stage so I had to come up with a use for it and quickly. I decided to try a tea loaf with a twist and it is delicious.


125g plain flour

1 teaspoon of mixed spice

1 teaspoon of bicarb of soda

pinch of salt

100g agave nectar

30 ml vegetable oil

1 egg

200g mango chopped

4 tablespoons of raisons or sultanas.


– Turn to oven on to 180 celsius / gas mark 4.

– Combine all the dry ingredients.

– Beat the egg with the oil and agave nectar and add to dry ingredients.

-Add mangos and raisons.

– Pour into a greased 450g loaf tin and bake for 30 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.

– Enjoy.