Cantaloupe Breakfast Bowl

canteloupe breakfast bowl

What’s your take on melon? I ADORE watermelon, but other melons have never really made me jump with excitement. You know when you order a fruit salad and it’s primarily melons and grapes? That’s always a little bit disappointing for me. My ideal fruit salad would be just a ton of berries, with maybe a bit of watermelon and some pineapple. And kiwi. Maybe mango. All the exotic fruits for me, please!

Anyway, lately I’ve been buying my fair share of cantaloupe. It’s usually on for a pretty great price, and the kids have been loving it. I have to admit, I’ve been loving it too. I’m trying to incorporate way more fruits and veggies into my diet these days, and I’ve grown to look forward to my juicy cantaloupe in the mornings. I realized one morning that when you scrape out the seeds from one half, it makes the PERFECT bowl!

I filled it up with yogurt, granola, and some berries and seeds. Lo and behold, a delicious breakfast was born.

The juice from the cantaloupe starts to seep into the yogurt and granola, making the filling SO juicy and sweet.

canteloupe breakfast bowl

If a whole half of a cantaloupe seems like way too much for just one person, be sure to pick a very small melon for this “recipe”, or plan on scraping out some of the fruit along with the seeds to save for later. I eat a pretty big breakfast so I usually have no trouble with a whole half to myself!

The filling is also totally customizable. Yogurt is my favourite option, but I’ve also done cottage cheese mixed with berries, and even some dry cereal and a bit of milk. I’ve got a few granola options for you too! Whatever tickles your fancy that morning.

On that note, I’ll leave you to it. Have a great week my friends!

Now commences, the EASIEST recipe I’ve ever written.

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Canteloupe Breakfast Bowl

Cantaloupe Breakfast Bowl

Prep

Total

Yield 2 bowls

Literally eat your bowl for breakfast with this SUPER easy and delicious cantaloupe breakfast bowl! Completely customizable and totally healthy.ย 

Ingredients

  • 1 small cantaloupe

Filling Ideas

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup granola
  • handful of seeds, any kind
  • berries, any kind

Instructions

  1. Cut the cantaloupe in half, horizontally. Scoop out the seeds and scrape out some of the fruit to create a "bowl". Fill the bowl with yogurt, granola or any other fillings you desire! Enjoy!

I usually eat one half and save the other half for the next day, keeping it in the fridge.

Literally eat your bowl for breakfast with this SUPER easy and delicious cantaloupe breakfast bowl! Completely customizable and totally healthy #fruit #canteloupe #breakfastbowl #riseandshine
 

27 Comments

  1. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

    I love melon but I’m with you when it comes to fruit salad–give me ALL the berries and maybe a chunk or two of cantaloupe and a couple grapes. That said, I’m totally digging this cantaloupe bowl for breakfast. Healthy, easy, delicious–what more could you ask for? Have a great week, Katherine!

  2. Love all sorts of fruit, but cantaloupe is one that I don’t have often enough and when I do I think I need to have more often! Love the presentation here and particularly love how customizable it is! Such a fun way to stay on the healthy eating track ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I absolutely love cantaloupe and this looks like a fabulous way to enjoy it! Beautiful!

  4. Are you in South Africa? (I noticed on your “about” page that one of your sons was born there.) That’d explain why you’re getting good cantaloupe this time of year. Melos are one of those things where we’re exposed to so many flavorless, bland ones โ€ฆ and when you finally get ahold of a really good, really fresh, really in-season one, they’re so amazing. Anyway, I never though about making a breakfast bowl out of one, but what great idea! I want to have one of these served to me sitting out on a porch somewhere looking out at the ocean.

    • I’m not! My husband was born and raised in SA. I do know what you mean about the cantaloupe here, not a lot of juice! It helps to stuff it full of delicious things though ๐Ÿ˜‰ I definitely want to have one some day while staring off into the ocean!!

  5. Youโ€™re so right about melons! I do love watermelon and cantaloupe, but the others are not that interesting – give me pineapples, berries and mangoes every day and Iโ€™m a happy girl. But cantaloupe is the perfect easy breakfast, especially with a little yogurt and granola. – easy and delicious! Thanks for the inspiration, Katherine!

  6. Ben|Havocinthekitchen

    While I’m a HUGE fan of melons and watermelons, I normally don’t buy them in winter – pricy and not that succulent. However, this breakfast bowl looks so beautiful that I should reconsider my approach. P.S. Have you ever tried a Santa Claus melon? They’re amazing (in my opinion), and I think this kind might be excellent around this season.

  7. Love this!! So fresh, easy, healthy and looks straight out of a magazine:)

  8. Wow! it looks juicy and fresh. I have never try this before but I think I would love to.
    Wonder Cottage
    The Glossychic

  9. Watermelon is my favorite fruit. I can have a fruit salad comprised of just watermelon.๐Ÿ˜ƒ But a juicy, ripe canteloupe is heavenly too! I love this! It’s healthy and delicious and gets the day started on the right foot ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Such a great idea for serving up my next breakfast bowl Katherine! So pretty too!

  11. I could definitely eat a whole half of a cantaloupe!! What a fun breakfast bowl idea ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. I love canteloupe but I don’t buy it very often. I need to add it to my grocery list! These bowls look great Katherine. They have a real vacation vibe! And the canteloupe bowls mean less clean up! yay!

  13. I used to avoid melons at all costs when I was younger but now I enjoy cantaloupe and honeydew…watermelon is still not my favorite! I would love this breakfast bowl — edible bowls are the best!

  14. A clever idea and what a pretty presentation.

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