Summertime is the best time of year when your day is filled with sun, sand, and surf.  For locals, this also means MANGO SEASON. Besides being deliciously creamy and sweet, mangoes are also abundant in nutrients that can even moisturize your hair.  Mango trees in Hawaii begin to bear fruit in May and then hit their peak fruiting season in July and some trees even bear fruit well into October. With the abundance of mangoes that we see on the island it has become almost a tradition now that most families create their own mango recipes.  In the spirit of the season, my father recently dusted off his Popo’s (grandmother) Mango Bread Recipe.

My Popo’s Mango Bread Recipe:


  • 4 cups of Flour
  • 4 tsp of Cinnamon
  • 2 cups oil/margarine
  • 6 Eggs
  • 2 tsp of Vanilla
  • 4 tsp of Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp of Salt
  • 2 cups of Sugar
  • 4 Mashed Mangoes
  • Raisins
  • Nuts

To begin put 4 cups of flour, 4 tsp baking soda, 4 tsp cinnamon, and 1 tsp of salt in a large pan and mix well. In a separate bowl mix 2 cups of oil (melted margarine may be used), 2 cups of sugar, 6 eggs, 2 tsps vanilla, nuts, raisins, and 4 cups of mashed mangoes. (I like to cut some of the mango into cubes for a different texture). Beat oil, sugar and the 4 eggs until well blended, pour into flour mixture mixing well; add mangoes, nuts and raisins.  Let mixture rest for 20-30 minutes, bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

I hope you enjoy this special family recipe.  What’s your favorite mango recipe?

-Alexa Conching