Papayas are a wonderful fruit. It took me a while to get used to their mild flavor, but now I love them dearly. They make an excellent addition to breakfast or even a light dessert, and pair well with many foods as a side dish. They are very high in vitamin C and vitamin A and give you a nice dose of potassium and fiber as well.
For this recipe, I used a very large Mexican Papaya. These are not the same as the smaller yellow variety. I find them to be more flavorful and sweet.
This delicious recipe is great as part of a balanced breakfast or a simple, clean dessert. Either way, if you love papaya, you’ll love this recipe.
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Clean Eating Roasted Maple Papaya
(Makes 4 servings)
- 1 large papaya
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- Maple syrup for topping
- Cut your papaya in half.
- Clean out the seeds with a spoon.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Bake at 350 for about about 15 to 20 minutes, or until the papaya is hot all the way through.
- Allow to cool slightly and serve topped with maple syrup.