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As a play on the flavors in an Indian Mango Lassi drink, this Mango Muffins Recipe has deep mango flavor with a hint of vanilla and cardamom and a soft, tender crumb.

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One day a while ago, Mike came home with a box of mangoes. He was so excited because he found them up at a local Indian market for me because I had asked him for Indian (Alphonso) mangoes.

I asked him where the mangoes were from and he proudly exclaimed “The Indian market!” I checked the produce stickers and had to laugh when I saw that they were from Mexico.

He still gets the best husband in the world award for that though.

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I first had an Alphonso mango in Kuwait last year. I’m telling you, all other mangoes pale in comparison. I have no desire to eat any other mango…ever. They are that good.

I’m ruined for other mangoes! And the problem is that I have yet to be able to find Alphonso mangoes here. I’m in withdrawal, friends. And what’s worse is I was stuck with a box of lesser mangoes to contend with.

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Not that there’s anything wrong with other mangoes per se; really their only fault is that they aren’t Alphonso mangoes. And yes, I know I sound like a junkie waiting for my next hit, lol.

But anyway, I sucked it up and made muffins. Really good muffins, actually.

Mango Muffins Recipe with Description

Mango Muffins Recipe

As a play on the flavors in a Mango Lassi, I added yogurt (which also happens to give these muffins a very tender crumb) and cardamom (which makes them smell divine). When you’re working your way through upwards of a dozen mangoes, I’d say this isn’t too shabby.

And these muffins are very easy to make! I puree the mango in with the wet ingredients. And then stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Don’t over-mix the batter, a few lumps are fine! Pour the batter into a muffin tray, bake, and enjoy.

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Mango Lassi Poppy Seed Muffins

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Yields: 12 muffins
As a play on the flavors in an Indian Mango Lassi drink, this Mango Muffins Recipe has deep mango flavor with a hint of vanilla and cardamom and a soft, tender crumb.

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  • Preheat the oven to 400F; line a muffin tray with paper liners.
  • Add the mango, egg, oil, yogurt, sugar, and vanilla extract to a food processor or blender and process until smooth.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cardamom, and baking soda in a large bowl.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir to combine, being careful not to over-mix.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared muffin tray and sprinkle the sesame seeds on top.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted inside comes out clean or with just a couple crumbs, about 20 minutes.
  • Cool 10 minutes in the tray and then transfer the muffins to a wire rack to finish cooling.


Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is automatically calculated and should be used as an approximate.

Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mango Muffins

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This post was first published on An Edible Mosaic on June 19, 2015. I updated it with more information on March 20, 2020.

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  1. I made these today, but used coconut oil instead. While I prefer Ataulfo mangoes, the good ol’ red and green ones were fine this time. I also used a couple tbsp of Epicure mango lassi seasoning mix instead of the cardamom. They turned out great! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. In 3 months,mango season should be upon us here.i can’t wait to get Alphonse mangoes to give this recipe a go. I am sure the cardamom touch will be just perfect.
    Wanted to know what I can use instead of avocado oil
    Can’t wait to try this recipe Faith!

  3. Can this be made eggless? They look amazing?

    1. Kareena, Thank you! :) I haven’t tried making this recipe eggless, but yes, with a little experimentation I think it would work well. You could try it with a flax egg and see how that goes. Or you could use milk instead of egg (probably 3 to 4 tablespoons). If you give the recipe a try without eggs, please let me know how it goes!

  4. Looks delicious!!!

    have featured it here on a post on Fusion Indian Sweets

  5. Kevin | Keviniscooking says:

    We are going to India in March to celebrate our 35th anniversary and will definitely be on the lookout for Alphonso mangos now. I must try these after all your praising. :) The name of this and the lovely color and poppyseed tops had me at the start. Beauties!

  6. My husband spent 4 months in India where he had mango trees outside his apartment. He had the same thoughts you did. No other mangos compare. These look really tasty.

  7. Of all the lassis mango lassi is my favourite. Infact, mangoes are my favourite fruit. When you say Alphonso mangoes, I feel its all a hype because honestly we get so many varieties in India and they are all so good that I find that theres a lot of hullabaloo about the Alphonsos. They are good indeed, but not one those will make you forget the others. That’s only my opinion though :) But we concur on Mango Lassis for sure

  8. Ah, the elusive Alphonso mangoes. They are even hard to find in NYC! Well, you can’t blame the guy for trying…or you for turning them into these fabulous muffins!

  9. Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchen says:

    I agree! Alphonso mangoes are like nothing else.

  10. Matt @ Plating Pixels says:

    Now this a unique recipe idea I’ve never seen! Gorgeous photography too! Those poppy seeds are popping out of the screen.

  11. Cynthia /what a girl eats says:

    Now you’ve gotten me curious about Indian mangoes! I traveled throughout India many years ago, and fell in love with the food! Unfortunately since I live in LA, our mangoes are from Mexico. These muffins are not only pretty, I’ll bet they taste delicious!

  12. Steph @ Steph in Thyme says:

    This look fresh out of the oven dreamy! I love the color and airy texture – and the touch of cardamom (my favorite!)

  13. These muffins look perfect! I love the color and such a great use for a case of mangoes. Every now and then I buy some and half go bad before I get through them. Now I need to make these muffins.

  14. fabiola@notjustbaked says:

    Such a creative great idea! They are gorgeous fluffy muffins.

  15. Carol Borchardt says:

    Love mango! I can almost taste these. Your other mango recipes look fantastic, too!

  16. Christy @ Confessions of a Culinary Diva says:

    Very creative! Fabulous combination – hope you find your mangoes so!

  17. Megan Keno {Country Cleaver} says:

    Absolutely love mango! These look so perfect.

  18. Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    I love mangoes and the color of these muffins is just beautiful. What a perfect breakfast!

  19. Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious says:

    I do very much enjoy a mango lassi. Pinning this to make with my lesser mangos. (I agree with you about the Alphonso mangos. Have you tried an Ataulfo mango, which is small and super sweet — much better in my mind than the normal Tommy Atkins or other larger varieties we normally get in the U.S.)

  20. So glad you took one for the team and made these muffins … they look and sound amazing! Pinning to make soon!

  21. Christina @ Christina's Cucina says:

    Oh I can totally relate to your situation! I have a list a mile long of foods that have raised the bar so high, that I am forever being disappointed with their lesser relatives :( That was lovely that you were able to make such great muffins with the mangos. They look absolutely gorgeous!

  22. Marissa | Pinch and Swirl says:

    I’ve never heard of Alphonso mangos – now I’m on a mission to find one! I love mangos and these muffins look mouthwatering! (that’s a lot of mmmms ;) )

  23. Jenn Peas and Crayons says:

    These muffins are total brilliance! I’m ready to mango it up!!!! <3 Thanks for including my mango recipe in the yumminess!

  24. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough says:

    The flavors going on in these muffins are perfection. I bet the crumb is amazing, too, with the addition of yogurt! Yum!

  25. Becky Winkler (A Calculated Whisk) says:

    Those muffin tops are PERFECTION. And they’re such a great color!

  26. Krista @ JOyful Healthy Eats says:

    So wish I had one of this with my cup of coffee right now! Perfect breakfast!

  27. I have to laugh, you sound just like my husband does about mangos. He is from India and is always on the hunt for Alphonso mangos. We can’t find them here in Georgia. The ones that say they are don’t taste like he remembers. He would adore your muffin recipe but I would have to hide the mangos from him before I made it.

  28. June @ How to Philosophize with Cake says:

    What an awesome muffin flavor! I love mango lassis, so I’m sure I would love these too :)

  29. Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health says:

    I know what you mean by Indian/Pakistani mangoes!

  30. Delicious breakfast food & drink!



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