Cantaloupe Muffins with Praline Topping


A great way to use up extra cantaloupe.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
10 jumbo muffins



  • ¾ cup chopped pecans

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup pureed cantaloupe

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup finely diced cantaloupe

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, or to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 10 jumbo muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.

  2. Mix pecans, brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour, and softened butter together in a bowl until mixture is crumbly.

  3. Beat 1 cup white sugar and oil together in a bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat pureed cantaloupe and vanilla extract into sugar mixture.

  4. Whisk 1 1/2 cup flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together in a mixing bowl. Stir flour mixture into cantaloupe puree mixture; gently fold in cantaloupe chunks and lemon zest. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle pecan mixture over the top of each muffin. Continue baking until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 10 more minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Cook's Note:

A great addition to this recipe are blueberries. Add 1 cup of them in after adding in the cantaloupe chunks. Make sure to lightly dust them in flour or they will sink to the bottom!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

419 Calories
22g Fat
54g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 419
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 260mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 84mg 6%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 155mg 3%

* 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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