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Spiced Cantaloupe Tea Loaf

Melons aren't the greatest keepers so this spiced cantaloupe tea loaf is the perfect destination for any melon abundance you may have!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20
Calories: 258kcal
Author: Joanna Cismaru



  • Heat the oven to 350 F degrees.
  • Grease and flour two 5x8 inch loaf pans. Put the flour, cinnamon, salt, ginger, baking soda, and baking powder in a medium bowl and whisk to blend.
  • With an electric mixer or a wooden spoon, beat the sugar, eggs, oil, and vanilla in a bowl until well blended and slightly frothy. Fold in the grated cantaloup. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and fold until just blended; don't overmix or your tea cakes will be tough.
  • Divide the batter between the loaf pans and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out dry, about 1 hour. Let cool on a rack, then invert. Serve just slightly warm or at room temperature.


Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Serving: 69g | Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 36.08g | Protein: 2.49g | Fat: 11.8g | Saturated Fat: 1.99g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.492g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.8g | Trans Fat: 0.058g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 21.3g | Vitamin A: 1200IU | Vitamin C: 6.6mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.1mg