Baked mangoes - A delicious combination of crispy nuts, chewy coconut and oats combined with honey and coconut oil, paired with sweet mango is REALLY really GOOD!! Serve as is, with vanilla ice cream / whipped cream for dessert or sweetened greek yogurt for snack.
More Indian inspired desserts with a creative twist - Microwave Chai Cake, Kulfi Ice cream cake, Almond Kulfi ice cream or the popular Rasamalai Tres Leches Cake.
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This recipe was originally published on 03/20/2018 and modified on 02/21/2022 to add more details. However, the recipe, photos and video remain the same.
What is Baked Mango?
Drawing inspiration from baked apples, cut mango halves are topped with a mixture of oats, nuts, coconut and honey and then baked in an oven until it has become soft and the topping is golden brown.
Different Textures and temperatures
It is sweet, juicy, crispy, nutty, sticky and amazingly delicious served hot with a scoop of cold vanilla ice-cream.
Texture ----> Soft cooked mango with crunch from nuts, chewiness from coconut and sticky honey.
Temperature -----> Hot baked fruit from the oven with icy cold ice cream is unbelievably good!
(This recipe was shared here, now updated with better and detailed pictures)
How to cut a mango?
Mangos have an oblong pit in the center. Your goal is to cut along the sides of the pit, separating the flesh from the pit.
Hold the mango with one hand, stand it on its end, stem side down. With a sharp knife in your other hand, cut from the top of the mango, down one side of the pit (refer video). Then repeat with the other side. You will end up with three pieces --> two halves and a middle section that includes the pit.
How to Tell if a Mango is Ripe
- Color - A full ripe fruit is bright yellow sometimes with some red (depending on the variety). The skin should have no trace of green.
- Touch - Gently give a squeeze. It should not be hard, but slightly soft ( too soft fruits are perfect for eating and not for baking in the oven).
- Smell - Smell near its stem. If it's ripe, you'll notice its tropical aroma.
How to ripen a mango?
If your mango is still hard, store them at room temperature until it has become soft to the touch. To speed up the ripening process, store then in a brown paper bag at room temperature. the ethane gas they release will help them ripen faster. Ripe ones can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. However, we do not recommend using the microwave to speed up the ripening process.
What nuts go with mango?
Being a tropical fruit, mangoes pair amazingly well with tropical nuts like cashews, coconut, peanuts, pistachios and almonds.
Tips for Success
Mango - Select a ripe, yet firm mango.
Oats - Old fashioned, quick cooking oats will work
Nuts- You can choose to use any nuts that you have on hand. I used a mixture of cashews and pistachios. Sliced almonds will work well. Any one nut is good as well.
Coconut - Sweetened shredded coconut works great for this recipe. However unsweetened shredded coconut, desiccated coconut or freshly grated coconut can be substituted, but add a tablespoon of sugar to the mix.
How to make?
Make topping - Stir oats, nuts, coconut, honey and coconut oil together in a small bowl, until well combined.
Cut Mango - Cut a mango into halves around the seed (discard seed) and score each mango halve in a criss cross pattern, with a sharp knife without cutting the skin and place in a baking pan.
Finish and bake - Top with the prepared oat honey streusel. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown.
How to serve?
For snack - Serve as is or with sweetened greek yogurt.
For dessert - Serve hot with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream ---> Highly recommended
More recipes to make using Ripe Mangoes
- Homemade Mango Ice Cream <----The most delicious variation of kulfi
- Mango Mug Cake <---- One whole mango in this eggless mango cake in microwave
- Mango Milk
- Mango Oatmeal Crisp
- Mango Lemonade
- Mango Cardamom Clafoutis
- Mango Overnight Oats
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Baked Mangoes Recipe (Dessert or Snack) + Video
- 2 large mango, ripe but firm
- ½ cup sweetened shredded coconut, refer notes for substitution
- ½ cup chopped nuts (cashews / almonds / pistachios or a mixed combination)
- ¼ cup old fashioned oats
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- ¼ teaspoon salt
To serve (optional)
- vanilla ice cream
- Greek yogurt sweetened with honey
- Whipped cream
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Have a rectangular baking pan ready.
- Cut each mango into two halves (save seed for snacking).
- Using a sharp knife, gently score mangoes in a criss cross pattern about ¾th way into the flesh(without cutting through the skin). Place in the baking pan. (Why do we score mangoes? It helps in the honey seeping into the mango when baked and forms a bed for the streusel to stay in place)
- In a small bowl, combine shredded coconut, chopped nuts, oats, honey, melted coconut oil and salt, until well mixed. Divide mixture evenly over the mango halves ( Press lightly for the mixture to stay intact).
- Place baking pan in the middle rack of the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, until deep golden on top. Place pan on a wire rack to cool.
- For snack - Serve mango cups warm or room temperature with whipped cream or plain.For breakfast - Serve mango cups warm or room temperature with greek yogurt sweetened with honey. For dessert - Serve mango cups warm or room temperature with vanilla ice cream.
How to eat baked mango?
- Using a spoon, simply scoop some of the flesh along with the topping. Discard skin.
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Kelly @ Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats
Such a yummy sounding breakfast!! You always come up with the most unique recipes, using flavors that sound so wonderful together!
Thank you so much Kelly:)
heather (delicious not gorgeous)
love this idea!! i feel like it's a 50/50 shot when it comes to mangoes (and avocadoes!) being duds, so this sounds perfect when i don't want to eat one plain and raw.
Yes, this is a great use for such mangoes:)
Katherine | Love In My Oven
I've never thought of baking mangoes! This is so genius. I would love to top it with Greek yogurt, granola and a little honey for breakfast!
Thank you Kathy:)
Ashika | Gardening Foodie
Baked mangoes sound absolutely delicious. I have a few mangoes in the fruit bowl, and would love to try out this recipe, sounds like a fantastic breakfast...definitely pinning !
Thank you Ashika:)
This sounds delicious!
Thank you Jenny:)
Delicious & fantastic. Really appreciate your thoughts. Keep this up. Thanks for sharing.
How does one snack on a mango SEED?!
Hi Juana, Great question! You will chew on all the mango flesh around the seed and then dispose the seed. Hope it helps:)
This is absolutely delicious. Brilliant one. Can't wait to try this out. Keep it up.
I have never baked mangoes and this recipe of yours for a breakfast Sounds like a treat with so many nuts going in to it. Thanks