May Day & Mango-Macadamia Muffins

Mango-Macadamia Muffins at karenehman.com.

Happy May Day!

In past generations, people left bouquets of flowers on doorsteps, rang the bell and ran. The homeowner would soon emerge and discover the fragrant and lovely surprise adding delight to their day.

Might you grab your kids or coworkers and resurrect this lost tradition?

We are surprising a sweet, newly-widowed family friend my kids have known as “Grandma” for nearly three decades.

Who might be blessed by a bundle of daisies from you this week?

Or, if you have time, try your hand at these mouth-watering and oh-so-different muffins that my sister-in-love was famous for making at her Florida Bed & Breakfast, The Mango Inn, back when she still owned it. They are a welcomed treat that is sure to perk up anyone’s day!

Mango-Macadamia Muffins

1 large egg

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled

1 1/2 cups diced ripe mango

2 cups flour

1/2 cup sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt


1/3 cup chopped unsalted macadamia nuts

1/4 cup flour

1/4 cup light brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

2 teaspoons softened butter

For topping, combine all topping ingredients in a small bowl. Mash until combined. Chill until needed.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl whisk together egg, sour cream, milk, vanilla, and melted butter. Fold in mango.

In another bowl, stir together dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients. Fold together just to moisten. Batter will be lumpy.

Quickly fill greased muffin tins with batter to the tops. Crumble topping over the tops.

Bake 25–30 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out with just a few crumbs clinging to it. Cool 5–10 minutes. Remove carefully from pans.

Serve warm or at room temperature. Makes 12 muffins.

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  1. Happy May Day! I pray that you have been blessed today! Thank you for sharing the yummy recipe…I’m going to try these out with my family!

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Robin :)

  2. Those look great and I am often looking for new recipes to share with others. Thank you, Karen and blessings!

  3. Oh yum! Thanks for the reminder to think of someone else today. You are just awesome in the way you minister to others…and teach your family to do the same. Bless you my kind friend!

  4. Love the recipe. I am a May Day baby….wish they still had these traditions….would make a birthday even more special.

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