Watermelon Bread Recipe With Fresh Watermelon

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This watermelon bread is amazing!  Easy to make and delicious, made with real watermelon!

Watermelon Bread

I love making breads with real fruit in them – check out my recipes for strawberry bread, apple bread, blackberry bread and lemon bread :)  So this watermelon bread was the next logical thing to add to my fruit bread collection!

Look at this mouthwatering loaf! Awesome texture, amazing taste and it uses real fresh watermelon!  And the addition of raisins is a fun imitation of watermelon seeds ;)

How to make watermelon bread

Watermelon bread uses very simple ingredients – flour, sugar, butter, eggs, baking powder, salt, raisins and, of course, real fresh watermelon! Just puree fresh watermelon chunks in a food processor or blender, mix with other ingredients and pour into a loaf pan, then bake.  That’s it!  Homemade watermelon bread is ready!

To get the picture-perfect red color, I used the red food coloring. This is totally optional of course, but if you want your bread to look red, add it.  It only affects the color, not the taste.

Easy Watermelon Bread

Tip: the recipe uses 1 cup of fresh watermelon puree. If you have more watermelon that you want to use up and you’d like your bread to have more pronounced watermelon flavor, use more watermelon puree and boil it in a pot until it reduces to 1 cup.

Watermelon Bread With Fresh Watermelon

This watermelon bread freezes very well. Just slice it and wrap each slice in plastic wrap or put each slice in ziploc bag, then freeze.  To enjoy a slice of watermelon bread for breakfast, place the frozen slice on the counter overnight and it will be perfectly thawed by the morning.  Or you can simply quick-thaw it in a microwave! Enjoy!

Watermelon bread

If you like watermelon bread, you will also love these easy recipes:

Blackberry Bread – OMG, look at this epic purple color! That’s blackberries in their finest! This bread is loaded with fresh blackberries and tastes amazing!

Blackberry Bread Recipe

Sugar-Free Watermelon Popsicles – so healthy and natural! Since watermelon is naturally sweet, no added sugar is needed!

Pickled Watermelon Slices – sweet and savory, taste out of this world! If you never tried pickled watermelon, you owe it to yourself to give this a try!

Watermelon Gazpacho Soup – perfectly refreshing chilled soup, so yummy! Make in minutes in a blender, no cooking needed!

Watermelon Feta Salad – this is perfect for picnics! This watermelon salad is so unique!

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Watermelon Bread Made With Fresh Watermelon

This sweet watermelon bread is amazing! It's made with real fresh watermelon! This is a perfect way to use up leftover watermelon - just turn it into delicious freshly baked watermelon bread!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, watermelon
Cooking Method: Oven
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 191kcal


  • 1 1/2 cup watermelon chunks
  • 1 stick 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins optional
  • 1 tsp red food coloring optional

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  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a non-stick 9x5 inch loaf pan with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Put the watermelon chunks into a food processor or blender and process until smooth. It should yield about 1 cup of pureed watermelon. If you have more, only use 1 cup, if you have less, add enough water to equal 1 cup.
  • Put butter and sugar into a large bowl and mix until combined. Add the eggs and mix until combined. Add the watermelon puree and mix until combined. If using the food coloring, add it and mix until combined.
  • Add the flour, salt and baking powder and mix until combined.
  • Add the raisins (if using) and mix until combined.
  • Pour the batter into a loaf pan. Put in the oven and bake the watermelon bread for 1 hour.


If you have more watermelon that you want to use up, you can make more than 1 cup of watermelon puree and then boil it in a pot until it's reduced to 1 cup. This will result in a more pronounced watermelon flavor :)
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Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Loved this! Super easy recipe asks it was super yummy! Great way to use watermelon that wasn’t sweet enough for eating

  2. took about half the time to cook… I also think chocolate chips would be a good idea but I do have a big sweet tooth

  3. 5 stars
    Bomb ass watermelon bread ? 10/10 would recommend. Will be trying some of your other bread recipes as well.

  4. 5 stars
    Made this recipe yesterday with low expectations, I’d never heard of baking with watermelon before!

    I was pleasantly surprised when the loaf came out good looking and smelling great. It’s dense, reminds me of pound cake and the taste is something akin to what I recall pink Italian cookies tasting like. I didn’t use food coloring but the loaf still came out an adorable pink color.

    I used only the 1 cup pureed watermelon but as the taste is so subtle next time I’ll try reducing a larger amount of watermelon to 1 cup as suggested for a stronger flavor.

    The bread on its own is a great snack but I ended up adding some buttercream frosting for extra flavor and that was a hit as well!

    Thanks for a unique idea for my watermelon left overs!

  5. 5 stars
    I was surprised . It was good but expected a more watermelon taste.
    I even cooked it down. My hubby thought i was joking when i told him i was making it!
    I loved it !

  6. 5 stars
    Awesome recipe! I added 1 tbsp of lemon extract and used chocolate covered raisins (instead of regular ones), and it turned out great. Next time I’d definitely use the “boil down for concentrated flavor” advice.

  7. 5 stars
    The watermelon bread was amazing my family loved.iz. thanks for sharing and I replaced the raisins and added chocolate chips was a big hut. I love it.

  8. I accidentally froze my watermelon at the back of the fridge, so went hunting for a recipe to use what I could salvage. I reduced down the purée to boost flavor, however, it remained a very delicate /light flavored bread. I replaced raisins with chocolate chips because…well,..chocolate and did not use food coloring and it was still a pretty color when sliced. The bread is so light, but it fell apart with every slice, not so pretty on the plate and don’t know what might fix that issue. On the stranger side, I get burps after eating watermelon and there was no change with the bread version. I will definitely make this bread again, the family loved it.

5 from 5 votes

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