Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

On the Islands,it's traditional to make and give this tropical fruit-nut bread as a gift. Imagine this bread toasted and buttered or made into French toast! From Sam choy's "Island Flavors".

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease and flour two 9x5 inch loaf pans.
  3. Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon into a small bowl.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs, oil and sugar and mix with dry ingredients until well blended.
  5. Fold in mango, raisins, nuts and coconut.
  6. Pour into loaf pans and bake 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Let cool 10 to 15 minutes, unmold and let completely cool on baking racks.
Most Helpful

This was an excellent bread. I should have cooked it a touch longer, because it was so moist inside that in was difficult to cut in the center. I served it at our Hawaiian Luau. Several people commented that they loved it and wanted the recipe. If you have any leftovers, it makes a good light breakfast.

Loriell September 17, 2002

This had a wonderful flavor. I halved the recipe using 50/50 white and wheat flour, egg beaters, 1 tbsp Enova oil and the rest applesauce, 1 cup frozen mango and omitted the macadamia nuts. It certainly was yummy, but did crust over a bit on the outside before the center was done. Thank you for the recipe.

jamb June 15, 2003

I run a vacation rental in Hawaii ( and I make this bread for all of our guests. Everyone loves it and I have emailed a link to this website to many guests after they ask for the recipe. I make it exactly as described, only I pour the batter into two smaller 7-1/2" x 3-1/2"loaf pans, with the extra into a single size pan for my hubby. I use Mauna Loa Dry Roasted Macadamia Baking Pieces - they have a deeper flavor than non-roasted. I also use golden raisins. Even though I use smaller pans, I still bake it for the same time, and it is still moist. It really is delicious!

candmantonio August 26, 2010