Tropical Mango Bread with Coconut Glaze

Well, it happened.
It was inevitable. Actually, to be honest, I am surprised it took this long.

Tropical Mango Bread with Coconut Glaze (gluten free)

One of the dogs took a bite of the food when I was getting ready to photograph it.

Our Husky, Zink, who is the oldest and knows better, lost all will power and any measure of self restraint he had and just went for it. I turned my back for just a second and bam, that was it. Corner gone.

So I considered my options, I could just chunk this whole loaf of beautiful, perfectly cooked gluten free bread, or get rid of it and start over. But he didn’t take a huge bite. I mean it was really more of nibble than a full on chomp, right? You can hardly tell the corner is missing…right?!

Obviously, I just chose to own it. I mean they are our psycho dogs, if I taught them better maybe they wouldn’t do that. Or maybe I should stop photographing things within my dogs eye sight.

Oh well, Whatever.

Tropical Mango Bread with Coconut Glaze (gluten free)

After I finished the pictures, I cut off the end of the bread Zink ate and deemed the rest safe for human consumption. I have got to be honest with you, once I tasted it I really didn’t blame him for chowing down. This is pretty darn good! Like really good! The bread is based off of my go-to-never-fail basic gluten free bread recipe that I used for the Dark Chocolate Espresso Bread and the Chocolate Chip Cookie Bread. Except this one has a fantastic tropical twist, the flavors of fresh mango, vanilla and oats come together for the softest, most moist bread you have ever had. It is nearly cake like. Then to top it off, I drizzled the whole thing in a perfect sweet coconut glaze. Holy Moses!

Tropical Mango Bread with Coconut Glaze (gluten free)

So the moral of my store here, is go home and make this bread, like immediately. Just be sure to keep it far away from any four legged creatures you may have. :)

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Tropical Mango Bread with Coconut Glaze
Recipe type: Bread
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 8
  • 1½ cup AP flour (I used GF Bisquick)
  • 1 cup Old Fashioned oats
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 3 ounce package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups diced mango
  • 1¼ cup oil
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • Glaze
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1-2 tablespoons shredded coconut
  • ½ teaspoon coconut extract
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Mix flour, oats, baking powder, salt, vanilla pudding mix, and sugar, combine well.
  3. Add mango and wet ingredients to dry ingredients, mix well.
  4. Pour into greased loaf pan, bake for 1 hour.
  5. Let bread cool completely.
  6. Combine powdered sugar, milk, coconut and coconut extract. Pour coconut glaze over bread and top with chopped pecans.

As always, I made this dish using gluten free ingredients. I use Glutino Gluten Free Pantry All Purpose flour or Gluten Free Bisquick in place of flour. I also use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oats.


  1. says

    Annie, that is hilarious! For what it’s worth, you can’t tell that there’s a corner missing in your photos at all. Cheeky little minx! I bet he had a big doggy smile on his face though because this really does sound delicious. I would find it very hard to come up with a lovelier combination than mango and coconut in a bread. :-)
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    • says

      Oh I just couldn’t believe it!! He is our well behaved pup, if I hadn’t seen the coconut on his face I would have sworn it was our Labrador! :)

    • says

      Yes, the pudding mixes are a life saver. Before I used them in gluten free baking the bread would come out fine and tasted good fresh, but it got stale and dry so quickly. Pudding mix solved the issue!

  2. says

    Haha! That is hilarious! I’m always worried that my dogs are going to take a bite of my food. I haven’t had that happen yet, but they do help lick up the crumbs on the floor for me.

    I can totally see why your dog took a bite of this bread, it looks delicious! Love that you did a coconut glaze.
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    • says

      Natalie that is so funny because this week my parent’s are keeping the dogs for us and yesterday I dropped a crumb on the floor, went outside, came back in and the crumb was still on the floor. Totally weird because they will normally gobble up anything we drop before it even hits the floor! I feel so sorry for dogless people who have to pick up their own crumbs! Ha!!

    • says

      What a happy coincidence!! I love when things like that fall in place! I have added the Rattlesnake Pasta to our menu for next week! :) Gluten free cooking can be a little tricky, but you will master it in no time!

  3. says

    This looks delicious! I’d never know anything was missing if you didn’t say. I’ve been gluten free due to Celiac’s for 6 years now and I am constantly on the look-out for delicious and easy recipes {as I don’t really have the patience to be a cook or baker}. I think I could manage this one! I do have a 14 year old Husky, though ~ do I need to worry? : )
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    • says

      Ha! I love this! You might need to be concerned, Zink seemed to REALLY enjoy it! :) I hope you try this! I totally understand always being on the look out for easy gluten free recipes. I feel like it can be so hard to find them that do not call for a billion ingredients! All of my recipes are gluten free, so I hope you find a few to try!

    • says

      Oh me too! I don’t think I even tried mango until I was in college. I have no idea why! It just wasn’t around the house when I was a kid, but I am totally hooked!

  4. says

    That is so funny, Annie! Thankfully Cheeto doesn’t have too big of a mouth, so he can’t do much damage! I had a dog growing up that would pull food off the table and eat the whole thing, you really got to keep an eye on those dogs! Now, onto the bread! This bread looks so moist and delicious!! Like, so moist! I’m usually scared of gluten free baking, but this sounds pretty easy and I think I could manage it! I don’t blame your dog either :)
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  5. says

    Oh no! That’s too bad about your dog, but I agree with you…I don’t blame him for taking a bite of this bread! My old dog was just tall enough to sneak food off the kitchen table if she stood on her back legs. We learned our lesson quickly, but it always happened once in a while! I love the flavors going on here…mango and vanilla sounds heavenly, and topped with a coconut glaze? Amazing!
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    • says

      Oh my goodness! That is too funny! I actually make my fake little “table top” for photos basically on the floor, so truly I am the only one to be blamed for this! ha!

  6. says

    Haha poor guy! He just wanted a “taste” of this gorgeous bread. I can’t really blame, him since this bread is so yummy-looking! My problem isn’t dogs that are eating my food, it’s kids! LOL. Kinda a different situation, but still irritating nonetheless! Seriously, though this bread looks AH-MAZING. Mango and coconut is pretty much the best combo ever. 😀 Pinned!
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