Whole-wheat mango hot cakes

by Kiran on April 13, 2012 · 50 comments

in Breakfast/Brunch

Woo! It’ Friday, the 13th!! Anyone has particular myths/beliefs to share about this day?

I would start off by saying, holy it’s NOT mango season and yet I have a mango recipe for you today. Why?

Because I love the Husband so much, including his craze over mangoes. Every small happiness is the key to a successful marriage.

Free advice are very hard to come by these days. Take it.

While Alphonso mangoes thrives oh so very sweetly in India during summer, we aren’t that lucky to get it here in Florida. So we make do with whatever mangoes we can get our hands on.

The key is to avoid using green mangoes at any cost. If you can’t find the yellow ones, keep looking. It’s not worth making this hot cakes with sour or bitter mangoes.

The key is sweetness.

We were at an ethnic Indian food store when the Husband spotted cases filled with mangoes.

The next thing I know, we paid for a case of unseasonable mangoes. And this was not the hard part.

The toughest days followed the Husband’s agonizing gaze looking to see if the mangoes have ripened enough, that could potentially risk our date night.

Yeah, people. He is very serious about mangoes. And if you are like him, then go get some fresh ripe mangoes and make this hot cakes to apologize for ruining a future date night.

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Makes 12 hot cakes

Dry ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup fine coconut flakes/flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp ground flax meal

Wet ingredients

  • 1.5 cup fresh mango puree
  • 1 heap tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. Keep it aside.
  2. In another bowl, add all wet ingredients and leave it to soak for a few minutes.
  3. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Using a spoon, mix batter until just incorporated. Do not over-mix.
  4. Set batter aside for a few minutes while griddle or nonstick skillet heats on medium.
  5. Grease pan, spoon 2 tbsp of batter on hot griddle. Spread the batter using back of spoon to form cakes.
  6. Cook each sides for 1 to 2 minutes or until batter is cooked through.
  7. Serve hot topped with fresh mango slices, coconut, butter, maple syrup etc…. use your imagination 🙂


Off to avenge by going on a lunch date with my BFF — don’t worry, the Husband would be left sulking at home without his beloved mangoes.

How much do you love tropical fruits? What are your favorite seasonal fruit “must-haves”?


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1 Rosa April 13, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Those look very promising! I am a big fan of mango.



2 Ansh April 13, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Mango season is on! “There is no such thing as “no season” for mangoes” say my hubby and kiddie..

These looks divine! and I am sure you hubby won’t be sulking – he would love the time alone with them :))
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3 dassana April 13, 2012 at 2:44 PM

mango season is in full swing here 🙂 the mango hot cakes look delicious… am sure your hubby must have liked these.
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4 Glamorous Glutton April 13, 2012 at 5:16 PM

I’ve never had hot cakes. Are they like pancakes? Anyhow they look really good. What did you do with the rest of the mangoes? GG
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5 Richa@HobbyandMore April 13, 2012 at 11:58 PM

ahhh mangoeesss. cant deny that they are my faves too. those hot cakes look amazing!
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6 Tanvi@SinfullySpicy April 14, 2012 at 1:54 AM

Absolutely yum dear! Love Love the last shot & the idea of mangoes in hot cakes. Wish I could drop by on weekend for these. Will you make for me?
Congratulations on the Saveur nomination…you know that you have my support!
Take care & have a happy weekend.
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7 shutterbug April 14, 2012 at 3:47 AM

great recipe! it’s healthy and delicious! i love that you used whole wheat flour.

8 Nash at Plateful April 14, 2012 at 4:03 AM

Such a wonderful idea to use those alphonso mangoes in season ah. You photos of the fluffy pancake is urging me to try this out real soon. And oh congrats on making it to the prestigious Saveur award shortlist, you make us so proud. Rock on babes!
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9 Sanjeeta kk April 14, 2012 at 5:38 AM

Oh I love that stack of cake..and mangoes can make me go at knees any time..congrats again for the wonderful feat, Kiran. Warm hug.
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10 Aggie April 14, 2012 at 8:00 AM

I love these! I just picked up some mangoes on sale at Publix this week. My daughter tried and loved. I really want to try this recipe. I always love how you cook 🙂
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11 marla April 14, 2012 at 8:31 AM

Oh how we adore mangoes in our house! These pancakes must be made here asap 🙂

12 the wicked noodle April 14, 2012 at 8:32 AM

I just love mangoes! It is tough when they’re not in season. I love to go to Costco and buy a case of them. Can’t wait to try your pancakes!
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13 Ina gawne April 14, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Mangos and pancakes – what is not to love! I did make your Avocado Brownies – they were delicious! Did a link back to you too! 🙂

14 Deeps @ Naughty Curry April 14, 2012 at 9:40 AM

mango pancakes, wow what a lovely idea.. well mangoes have started flooding the markets here in india already, def gonna try this out 🙂

15 Nami | Just One Cookbook April 14, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Hi Kiran! Not only your husband, you made me happy! I love mango pulp (can) from India and I think we can use it for this recipe right? I’ll be really excited to have these mango pancakes on weekend morning…. 🙂
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16 Marly April 14, 2012 at 12:17 PM

I love this recipe and that it uses fruit to sweeten those pancakes. Yum! That, and I love chia seeds too. Can’t wait to give this one a try!

17 Magic of Spice April 14, 2012 at 12:41 PM

I am with your husband on mangoes…so delightful 🙂 And these pancakes look, and sound amazing!
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18 Katie {Epicurean Mom Blog} April 14, 2012 at 1:39 PM

What a fantastic breakfast treat! I love the chia seeds and mango. Mango is one of my fave fruits! Now, only to get my girls to eat them 😉
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19 Margarita April 14, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Kiran, I miss mangoes every time I think of them. Back in the Philippines, we had mangoes ALL the time. When I spot those yellow ones at the stores here, I snag them, in season or not. Hey, we have to help the farmers n Mexico too, right? These hotcakes look delicious! I want them!
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20 Andi at The Particular Traveler April 14, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Yummy! I love the addition of coconut flakes and chia. I can’t wait to see what you come up with next 🙂
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21 mycookinghut April 14, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Love mango! Looks absolutely scrumptious!
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22 Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen April 14, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Free advice taken ;p! Your husband is very lucky! I love mangoes too and if i were to have these hotcakes, i would be as crazy over mangoes as your husband is!

23 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc April 14, 2012 at 6:17 PM

what a great idea! So creative
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24 chinmayie @ love food eat April 15, 2012 at 1:51 AM

Mangoes in pancakes! wow! I like my fruits too much to cook/bake them 🙁
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25 Sihi April 15, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Looks yum! Cant wait to try them…first, I need to go get me them mangoes.
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26 Jennifer (Delicieux) April 16, 2012 at 3:19 AM

What a great recipe Kiran. I love mangoes in summer, simply served with yoghurt, but your mango hot cakes really sound divine. Definitely one to try next summer!
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27 Charles April 16, 2012 at 3:51 AM

Ah, I’m glad I’m not the only one with a mango obsession, lol 😀 I’m on a lifetime search for the “perfect” mango… Damn, I had some terrible mangoes once though… they were only fit for mango chutney! I love the look of these cute little hotcakes – so sweet 🙂

28 Parsley Sage April 16, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Well the mangoes are ripening on the trees here! Bookmarked!
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29 Ben April 16, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Oh mango season is here, yes! What a beautiful dish, I think I want that for breakfast now. Thank you for visiting my blog and for sharing such amazing pictures and recipes 🙂

30 Denise @ Creative Kitchen April 16, 2012 at 1:20 PM


These look incredible, and since I haven’t eaten breakfast yet…I wish I could reach right through my screen. Mmm…
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31 Reem | Simply Reem April 16, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Kiran …. Send me some of these cake my way my friend….
Mangoes are my weakness…
I love this post!!!

32 Asmita April 16, 2012 at 3:14 PM

These mango hot cakes sound delightful. We love mangoes and this is something my whole family would enjoy! Beautiful clicks.
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33 Radhika @ Just Homemade April 16, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Ha! Kiran, add one to your husband’s club. I’m so much like that!
Most of the times, I don’t spare them to be left for use in recipes..
Love all the ingredients you used.. I’m sure it tasted awesome!

34 Honey What's Cooking April 16, 2012 at 4:31 PM

looks delicious… i’m drooling over the first picture. yum!
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35 Liz April 16, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Oh, your husband must love you! What a lovely treat for him! Your pancakes look delicious…what are you making with the rest of them????

36 Feast on the Cheap April 16, 2012 at 6:09 PM

I literally cannot resist ANYTHING brimming with mangoes. These look so delicious, what a great idea
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37 Norma Chang April 16, 2012 at 8:00 PM

When good quality mangoes are in season and better yet if they go on sale, I buy by the cases, peel and slice into desired size pieces and freeze for future use.
There are 2 freezing methods:
Package into meal-size portion or spread on plastic lined sheet pan and freeze, once frozen remove to freezer bag and return to freezer.

38 Lisa H April 16, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Mangoes makes me happy… and your photos makes me crave for some 😀
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39 Cass @foodmyfriend April 17, 2012 at 2:59 AM

These look stunning! As usual! I made crepes today so this made me smile 🙂
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40 Baker Street April 17, 2012 at 4:10 AM

Ooh! I’m waiting for the sweet mangoes to hit the market. I love the idea of waking up to these delicious and healthy hot cakes for breakfast.
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41 Jenny @ BAKE April 17, 2012 at 8:01 AM

I loved the quote about small happinesses making a better marriage, I’ve been noticing that a lot at home lately, that it’s the day to day that you have to focus on not just the big events. this food looks delicious, I bet your hubby had a huge grin on his face when you served it up to him!
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42 Kitchen Belleicious April 17, 2012 at 12:14 PM

oh i love hot cakes and using mango in them is so creative and new to me! the sweetness of the mangos sounds just perfect in it! FYI_ the whole wheat flour works so much better in my opinion then AP in something like this! Great job

43 vianney April 17, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Love, love mango and I know my hubby would eat a HUGE stack of these hot cakes. thank you for sharing!
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44 Ambika April 17, 2012 at 11:59 PM

These hotcakes look amazing Kiran! I am a huge fan of mangoes and miss them terribly 🙁
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45 Jeanette April 18, 2012 at 9:44 AM

I love Alphonso mangoes. Just bought a box at our local Indian grocery store last week and polished them off this morning. Like the whole grains in your pancakes.
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46 Sammie April 18, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Oh I so love the sound of this. I’m a huge mango fan too! Used to have a mango tree at the back of my house! hehe.. I’ve never tried chia seeds, but I imagine them to be quite similar to flax seeds! I need to try this for breakfast!! Your hubby is so lucky!!! 😀
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47 Ira Rodrigues April 19, 2012 at 12:14 AM

You might love me as much as you love your hubby as well that because im a mango lover too! LOL.
Unfortunately, I would have not able to try your recipe a the two kind of flour mentioned (whole weat flour and ground flax meal) are like black diamond here in Bali, lol
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48 Yummy Morsel May 6, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Wow! Mango pancakes. The very work makes it so tempting :-)! Lovely!
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49 Baker Street May 18, 2012 at 10:44 PM

I love this post! Just came back to drool a little more. heh.
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