Cantaloupe Bread with Praline Glaze


This excellent cantaloupe bread is very moist and has the texture of pumpkin or zucchini bread. You can purée and freeze extra cantaloupe to make bread in the off-season.

Cantaloupe Bread with Praline Glaze
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
2 9x5-inch loaves


  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 2 cups cantaloupe - peeled, seeded and pureed

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger


  • 1 ⅔ cups brown sugar

  • ½ cup butter

  • ½ cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease and flour two 9x5-inch loaf pans.

  2. Beat together sugar, puréed cantaloupe, oil, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl until well combined. Sift together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and ginger in a separate bowl. Stir flour mixture into cantaloupe mixture until combined. Divide batter evenly between the prepared pans.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the centers of loaves comes out clean, about 1 hour.

  4. Meanwhile, make sauce: Combine brown sugar and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Cook in the microwave for 3 minutes, stirring at 1-minute intervals. Mix in pecans.

  5. Pour sauce over warm loaves. Let cool for 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

366 Calories
18g Fat
48g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 366
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 24%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 242mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 6mg 29%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 103mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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