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Cantaloupe Muffins with Praline Topping

Rated as 4.17 out of 5 Stars

"A great way to use up extra cantaloupe."
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1 h servings 419
Original recipe yields 10 servings (10 jumbo muffins)


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  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; 21.5 53.5 4.8 46 260 Full nutrition

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I wasn't sure what to think about this recipe because I had never heard of a cantaloupe muffin, but, it sounded interesting! The texture of the muffin was soft and moist and did taste like can...

I love this recipe! It is a great way to use that melon that got a little overripe or doesn't have a great flavor for eating. The praline topping creates quite the "Wow" factor, although I usual...

I changed this quite a bit. Used only 1/2 cup of sugar and added a few chopped strawberries. Additionally as I don't like pecans I just put a little apricot jam on top of each one after cookin...

Very good and easy to make. The family loved them!

Moist with a hint of cantaloupe but they were missing something. Needs an extra kick of something ... I also should have read the other comment to go ahead and put the praline on at the beginn...