Healthy & Delicious Stuffed Papaya Breakfast Bowls – 3 Ways!

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If you’re looking for a fresh and healthy morning meal option, try these delicious Stuffed Papaya Breakfast Bowls which are filled with ALL the good things like yogurt, fresh fruit, nuts, and seeds. You can make these three-ways, and they’re great for not only breakfast but for a brunch party too!

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Stuffed Papaya Breakfast Bowls

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required as well as understand the steps and timings involved.

The summer brings a wide variety of fresh fruits to our plates, and depending on where you live in the world, a tropical fruit like papaya can be a real treat!

The papaya (also known as a papaw or pawpaw) is native to Mexico and northern South America, and has become naturalized throughout the Caribbean Islands, Florida, Texas, California, Hawaii, and other tropical and subtropical regions of the world.

Wikipedia

Papayas are shaped a bit like avocados, and are pretty big – about 15–45 cm (5.9–17.7 in) long and 10–30 cm (3.9–11.8 in) in diameter!

When cut in half (lengthways) the orange flesh is revealed with a cluster of black seeds in the middle. The seeds are edible, but I’ve never tried them! They apparently have a sharp, spicy taste.

These stuffed papaya breakfast bowls are made, of course, with papaya – fresh and ripe and split in half to be filled with delicious, healthy ingredients.

There are three variations for the papaya bowls – all starting with coconut yogurt.





A variety of fresh berries go into the bowls along with seeds – you can use a mix of seeds such as Nutiva® Superseed Blend (a mixture of ground flax, chia, hemp & coconut) in lieu of plain chia seeds if you prefer.

Toasted coconut flakes are also used, but you could also use toasted flaked almonds or other nut if you wish.

It’s the kind of recipe that can easily be adapted to your own personal tastes.

If you plan on serving these as part of a brunch party, you could set up a papaya bowl bar with different toppings laid out for guests to build their own bowl!

This recipe uses American cups. They’re a handy piece of kitchen equipment to have along with a kitchen food scale. Having both in your kitchen means you’ll be able to make all of the different recipes on my blog as I use both cups and weighted measures.

How do I know if a papaya is ripe?

You can tell a papaya is ripe because the skin will be turning from green to yellow and will be soft to the touch – even softer than an avocado would be.

To ripen a papaya quickly, place it in a paper bag with a banana or apple. These fruits produce a ethylene which is a gas that helps the ripening process.

Unripe green papayas can only be eaten when cooked, but never raw, as the raw state has a poisonous latex content. So steer clear of those for this recipe.

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How Do I Make Stuffed Papaya Breakfast Bowls?

Just check out the recipe card below with full ingredients, instructions, and demonstration photos. You can print the card out too (don’t worry, the pics don’t print to save your ink!).

Stuffed Papaya Breakfast Bowls

Stuffed Papaya Breakfast Bowls - 3 Ways

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

There are 3 different ways to make these healthy and delicious Stuffed Papaya Breakfast Bowls.

Ingredients

Bowl #1

  • 2 very ripe papayas
  • 3 cups coconut yogurt
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 3 Tbsp mixed seed blend or chia seeds

Bowl #2

  • 2 very ripe papayas
  • 3 cups coconut yogurt
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • ½ cup coconut flakes, unsweetened and lightly toasted
  • 3 Tbsp mixed seed blend or chia seeds

Bowl #3

  • 2 very ripe papayas
  • 3 cup coconut yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp mixed seed blend or chia seeds
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • ½ cup blackberries
  • ½ cup coconut flakes, unsweetened and lightly toasted
  • Mint or basil sprigs, for garnish

Instructions

  1. For bowl #1 slice each papaya in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds with a large spoon and discard.
  2. Divide the coconut yogurt equally between the papaya halves and top with the raspberries, blueberries, and chia seeds. Serve immediately and enjoy!
  3. Stuffed Papaya Breakfast Bowls
  4. For bowl #2 slice each papaya in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds with a large spoon and discard.
  5. Divide the coconut yogurt equally between the papaya halves and top with the blueberries, toasted coconut flakes, and chia seeds. Serve immediately and enjoy!
  6. Stuffed Papaya Breakfast Bowls
  7. For bowl #3 slice each papaya in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds with a large spoon and discard.
  8. Combine the yogurt and chia seeds in a small bowl and stir to combine.
  9. Divide the coconut yogurt mixture equally between the papaya halves and top with the blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and toasted coconut flakes.
  10. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint or basil and serve immediately. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 276Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 107mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 7gSugar: 43gProtein: 10g

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