Roasted Maple Papaya Recipe

This roasted maple papaya makes a delicious breakfast or dessert!

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.

Clean Eating Roasted Maple Papaya

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

Roasted Maple Papaya

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Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Fruit
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 47kcal


  • 1 large papaya
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • maple syrup to taste, for topping


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. and cut your papaya in half.
    Clean Eating Roasted Maple Papaya
  • Clean out the seeds with a spoon.
    Clean Eating Roasted Maple Papaya
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon.
    Clean Eating Roasted Maple Papaya
  • Bake 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.
    Clean Eating Roasted Maple Papaya


Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 0.25the recipe | Calories: 47kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 903IU | Vitamin C: 58mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Papaya’s are wonderful things we grew up with, we have many varieties in South Africa and growing in the garden but this is the 1st time i heard of anyone actually baking them. Sprinkle the pips in your garden you might just surprise yourself at how easy they grow.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Good to know! Thank you! (And really, it’s more like warming than actually baking them)

  2. I’ve never had one except in juice. I’ve tried barbequing watermelon, which brings out the melon in the flavour. I’ll tuck away the idea for the next time I see papaya.

  3. So I mindlessly cut open a partially ripened papaya. Will this recipe work with it or does it need to be ripe.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Larry – I’m not sure if it will taste as good, but it will certainly cook just fine. Although, I’m not entirely sure if you need to cook it longer or not. You’ll have to check it.