Healthy Cantaloupe Bread
It’s definitely the season for fresh cantaloupe…at my local store recently it was on sale 10 for $10! I bought quite a few and then thought…Ummm what will I do with all of these cantaloupes! So I began looking up some deelish recipes in my cookbooks and online. I found a wonderful recipe for Cantaloupe Bread, however, it was too fattening for my taste…so I created my own! Enjoy!
- 3 egg whites
- 1/8 cup coconut or olive oil
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups cantaloupe – peeled, seeded and pureed
- 3 cups flour (I used white..but you could use wheat..will make a denser texture)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
Preheat oven to 325 and lightly spray a 9×5 loaf pan or small baking dish…such as a 10×8 or a little larger. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, oil, sugar, vanilla and cantaloupe.
In a separate bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and ginger…I use a sifter…do you?
Then blend all together and pour into loaf pans or small baking dish
Bake in oven for 1 hour for loaf pans OR 30 minutes for small baking dish until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
YUM!! This is delish and tastes a lot like Zucchini Bread BUT has a slight cantaloupe flavor.
Just a little tip…did you know that when you puree these kinds of fruits that you need very little oils to cook with? As a matter of fact, oils can almost completely be eliminated by using pureed fruits such as applesauce, pureed pumpkin and the like.
Want to try more cantaloupe recipes? Here is another one that is out of this world…Cantaloupe Ice Cream!