So I scanned all four recipes, chose the best one, made some adjustments based upon my preferences for less sweet sweets, and ended up with a recipe that's even better than my banana bread. My cousins wolfed this down and asked for more, but alas, all gone.
Adapted from AlohaWorld.com
For one overstuffed big loaf, or one big loaf partially full and two smaller loaves, you'll need:
2 cups flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup loosely packed brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup mashed mango or mango juice
1/2 cup vegetable oil (or applesauce if you want to cut out some of the fat, but it won't be nearly as moist.)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 fresh mangoes, diced (about 2 cups worth, or 3 cups if you want it really mango-y)
1 cup chopped walnuts
Optional: You can substitute 1/2 cup yogurt or sour cream for the 1/2 cup mango nectar or juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Dice 2 or 3 mangoes and set aside. If you don't know how, I posted directions on how to peel and cut mangoes.
Cream 3/4 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup loosely packed brown sugar, and 3 eggs. Then add 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1/2 cup mango nectar, and 1 tsp vanilla extract. If you're substituting the mango nectar with yogurt or sour cream, fold that in when you add the mangoes.
Mix 2 cups flour, 1 tsp cinnamon, 2 tsp baking soda, and 1/2 tsp salt.
Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly. Gently fold in the diced mangoes and 1 cup walnuts.
Pour into 1 big loaf pan and/or 2 smaller loaf pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour.
Moist, with a slight hint of spice from the cinnamon, crunchy walnuts, and soft sweet mango chunks. This mango sweet bread was declared an immediate winner by my cousins. It was so good that when I made a later batch, my youngest aunt mentioned she had heard about my mango bread but hadn't tasted it because her husband and son ate it all before she got home. :P
Who made my recipe for mango bread?
Hedgehog of Diary of a Novice Cook made this recipe almost immediately.
Ning of Heart and Hearth made muffins and said, "Very yummy, soft and moist. It had the right amount of sweetness, not too cloyingly sweet..."
Life with Skinnymum served it to her daughters and said, "The minute they took a bite, everything else changed, banana bread was totally forgotten. All of them had seconds, and one of their friends even asked to take the rest of it back home! My girls only allowed her to do so after I promised to bake another loaf the next day. I was so happy, grinning away like a silly woman..."
Too Much Food Blog said, "This was incredibly delicious."
My other sweet bread recipes:
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Cranberry/Pumpkin Butter/Walnut Filling and Maple Icing
Strawberry Banana Bread
Taro Dinner Rolls