Tasty Tuesday – Mango Bread Pudding

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Thanks to Sugar and Kol for initiating Tasty Tuesdays, today is our twelfth  participating post!

Yesterday, when many of you commented on how delicious the mango in JJ’s mouth looked, we let you know a few things Mom planned on making.  If we constructed a poll, bread pudding would have been the top vote getter.

See those mango cubes? JJ and I received 1 from each mango used – Quality control!

As Mom’s Kitchen K9s, we dedicate ourselves to protecting the ingredients, performing QC (quality control) and evaluating the finished product.  Yesterday, Mom made her annual mango ketchup for gift giving and mango bread pudding with chai spices.  Since the family that shared their gorgeous orbs practice a vegetarian lifestyle, Mom substituted almond milk for the cow’s milk in the recipe.  We think (and hope) they eat eggs; we left that part alone.

Mom will post a more thorough selection of pictures on her Kitchen Counselor FB.  Here’s the recipe with some pictures to whet (vocab builder) your appetite.

Mango Bread Pudding with Chai Spices
*We doubled recipe and used a 9 x 13 nonstick baking pan.


  • 4 cups stale (but not dry) white bread slices, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 large ripe mangoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (3 cups)
  • 2 cups fat-free milk (we used almond milk)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons light or dark rum, (optional) (we used frangelico)
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black peppercorns (we used multicolored)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

1. Position rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 350ºF. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
2. Toss bread cubes and mangoes together in the baking dish.
3. Whisk milk, eggs, rum (if using), brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, ginger, pepper and salt in
a medium bowl. Pour over the bread and mangoes; allow the mixture to soak for about 5 minutes.
4. Bake the pudding until it is set and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 1/4 hours. Serve warm for best flavor.

Have a great mango bread pudding day.

P.S. To stay authentic, Mom gave us tidbits of the finished product, usually she would not, so THANKS BLOGOSPHERE!

32 thoughts on “Tasty Tuesday – Mango Bread Pudding

    • Hey Sampson, Hey Delilah, Jetty here. Hi Miss Jodi.

      OMD… guess what? Mom was wheat and dairy free for 20+ years. She still prefers to eat that way. She can eat spelt, kamut and oats though… she’s not celiac, just sensitive…

      You asked the right person Miss Jodi… Ok, so… which bread do you enjoy? Mom knows brands so, let her know and she will guide you… the quick answer is… why not? The texture will probably be more dense. If possible, try an airier bread or a mixture of two… If you use one with millet, that might get mushier, maybe toast it at a low temp to dry it out more. Can you have eggs? As we noted, Mom used almond milk instead of cow’s milk with no problem…

      Oh gosh, now you have Mom going… she works/worked with lots of humans with different food sensitivities for decades, showing them how many choices they have. 🙂

    • Hey Benny, Hey Lily, Jet here.

      Well thank you … (on Mom’s behalf)! She posted a link so you can see the photos now, too! She said the Chai spices elevate the dish to ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh….

    • Hey Fred, Hey Gloria, Jet here. Hi Miss Janet.

      Wonder if the workers on your crescent would work faster if you promised to make this when they finish! Mom posted a link if you want to see photos…

  1. Mangoes never survive in my house long enough to be made into anything. I always just eat them straight! On the few occasions when I have a ton of mangoes, I tend to use them with nectarines and make salsa.

    • Hey Koira, Jet here.

      Oh we can totally relate… we would prefer that Mom cuts ALL mangoes and pitch them to us like they do baseballs in batting practice!

      Mom asked me to share that mangoes pair beautifully with nectarines and peaches… in fact, we have four peaches sitting in the bowl right now and Mom thought she might like to blend the two remaining mangoes with the peaches for something yummy… not sure if my human sister would be open minded to that type of salsa… she’s a teen and … well… need we say more???

    • Hey Urban Hounds, Jetty here. Hi Miss Kate.

      Well then, get ready because this one is scrumptious. Mom never made a bread pudding before. She told us she enjoyed the experience. Usually, recipes call for cream, which Mom doesn’t digest well… she liked this one because she could substitute almond milk. Miss Kate, since you enjoy chatting about food stuff, Mom asked me to share that if she were to make this for herself only, she would have used spelt bread. Wheat does not work the best for her system.

      Hey hounds, if your Mom makes this dish… stand in line for tidbits… trust me…

    • Hey Sugar, Jetty here.

      We can only imagine the unpacking, we remember seeing photos of your many boxes! Oh, sugar, this is a keeper, we tried a bit more today… if you wish, Mom edited the post, providing a link so you can see lots of pictures. 🙂

      Borrow away, perhaps the humans that visit your shop might enjoy some.

  2. Hi sweet Jetty – boy does that look yummy! As soon as Jacob finishes his class at FAU and I have more time I;ll be trying that one! I love that pic of the cut up mango and the caption that both you and JJ got some! What great quality control you guys are!

    Sending sweet goodnight hugs and kisses to you, JJ, Mom, Rachel and Pluffy xoxoxox

    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Wendy.

      Maybe you and Mom can have a cooking visit??? Oh yes, we take our QC jobs quite seriously you know!

      Mom kept her word and edited our post providing a link with pictures! YUMMY…

      Sending QC Jetty kisses and JJ hugs to you, Mr. David, Jacob, Cassie, Rex and Barkley xoxoxoxoxox

    • Hey Savvy, Jetty here.

      Guess what? Mom visited the Post Office today and she saw a human mailing mangoes to a friend… MANGOES in the MAIL!!! She did this thingie called eavesdrop to learn how much it might cost to do that… about $15.00… not soooo bad… Mom edited our post so now your Mom can drool over the pictures!!!

      JJ and I drooled tonight again as Mom made a huge vat of lentil soup and shrimp and mango curry! Sheesh is right… no shrimp for ‘ol Jetty boy… NOT FAIR I tell ya!

    • Hey Bunny, Jet here.

      Oh Bunny, totally understand, if the tidbit was amazing, I’m drooling at the thought of a whole piece! Mom portioned the bread pudding to share with some work people, the family who shared their mangoes, and three other friends… hmpf… what about ol’ Jetty boy???? Btw, she posted a link for pictures on FB!

    • Hey brown dawgs, Jet here. Hi Miss Linda.

      Mom asked me to share that she hopes your ears were ringing yesterday because she bragged about you and how you saved JJ’s life to a friend who she had not spoken to in a while.

      Oh Miss Linda, yummy is not the half of it!

      • I am just happy that for once I was not days behind in my blog reading. I really think there was a reason for that! I am glad JJ is fully recovered. 🙂

    • Hey Kirby, Jet here.

      Well, don’t go all mango crazy now… Mom only gives us tidbits here and there and I’m 75lbs of handsome guy and JJ is 54 lbs of gorgeous girl! Mom asked me to share that uh… ahem… mangoes can give you … uh… flatulence (vocab builder) and the uh, ahem… runs if you eat too much! However, they are delicious, have lots of vitamin C, go REALLY well with yogurt (hint, hint MOM) and pupsicles sound PAWESOME!

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