Our son was determined to find a recipe to make use of the fruit other then turning them into smoothies which has been my strategy lately.
I hope you get to try this recipe if you should run into a mushy but still edible melon...
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup oats
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch allspice or nutmeg
- 1 cup cantaloup puree
butter or oil for greasing the muffin pan
Preheat oven to 400 degree Fahrenheit
Mix together all the dry ingredients: flour, oats, brown sugar etc.... making sure you break up all the brown sugar clumps. I didn't do this. So there were some holes in my muffins because the brown sugar melted and left strange holes behind - like in Swiss cheese...
Scoop out the flesh of a cantaloupe and turn into soft pulp/ puree.
Add cantaloupe pulp to dry ingredients and mix together well.
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
Here is Willow enjoying a delicious vegan cantaloupe muffin. Her comment was that the muffins are not as fluffy as regular old muffins and definitely more chewy. But overall the flavor reminded her of a super tasty oatmeal cookie. And that's not a bad thing to have first thing in the morning. I am sure it will give Willow and the rest of the family lots of energy for the rest of the day...