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Cantaloupe Bread with Pecan Praline Glaze, makes 2 loaves

What to do with all the cantaloupe in the garden?  Puree it and make it into Cantaloupe Bread!  Never heard of cantaloupe bread?  Don't discount it, now - the seasonings are similar to zucchini bread so give it a try! ~TxH~

Course bread
Cuisine American
Keyword bread, cantaloupe, pecans, praline
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 2 loaves
Author www.TexasHomesteader.com


In mixer, combine

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil can substitute 1/2 with applesauce
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cantaloupe puree

In separate bowl, sift

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Mix together pour into 2 greased loaf pans & bake @ 325 degrees for 1 hr.

For glaze, mix

  • 1/2 cup melted butter 1 stick
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Pour over hot bread as it comes out of the oven



  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease and flour two 9x5 inch loaf pans.

  2. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, vegetable oil/applesauce, sugar, vanilla and cantaloupe. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and ginger. Stir flour mixture into cantaloupe mixture; stir to combine. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, until a toothpick inserted into center of a loaf comes out clean.
  4. As the bread is cooling make the pecan praline topping. Combine melted butter and brown sugar. Microwave for 3 minutes, stirring at 1 minute intervals; mix in pecans. Pour praline sauce over hot bread. Then let cool for 1 hour before serving.