Mango & Spice Brownie

by Cindi SutterFounder & Editor of Spirited Table® 

I'm happy to kick-off a series of recipes that are part of the first-ever South Beach Mango Festival! This Mango & Spice Brownie recipe from star Chef Allen of the upcoming mango festival seemed like a perfectly sweet way to launch this series. 

For more details see South Beach Mango Festival!

Serves 16


2 Ounces Unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup Whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Ginger
1/2 teaspoon Allspice
4 Ounces Olive oil
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon Almond extract
1 cup Light brown sugar
2 Large Eggs
1 ripe Mango, peeled, cut from the pit and diced
1 cup Walnuts
1/2 cup raisins

To Prepare the batter:  

  1. Over a double boiler, melt the chocolate. Sift the flour, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice and set aside.
  2. Using a whisk, mix the olive oil, salt, vanilla and almond extracts. Add in the sugar, and the eggs one at a time.
  3. Switch to a spatula and fold in the spiced flour mixture only until incorporated. Stir in the mango, walnuts, and raisins. 

To Bake the brownies

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Using a nonstick prepared baking spray with flour, spray an 8-inch by 8-inch pan. Turn the mixture into the pan and spread out to an even layer.  
  3. Bake for 30 minutes until just done. Test with a toothpick – to be inserted to come out clean. Remove from oven and let cool completely before cutting into 16 pieces.