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Papaya Yogurt Bowl

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This fantastic papaya yogurt bowl with granola and fresh fruit is a delicious and healthy breakfast!

If you like the sweet taste of fruit + yogurt + honey, you've got to try this. Papaya is kind of a cross between melon and mango in flavor.

You'll remove the seeds to make these papaya boats and then fill them with coconut yogurt or any other kind of yogurt you'd like and then your favorite toppings.

A papaya yogurt bowl with granola and fruit.

Why You'll Love Papaya Breakfast Bowls

If you like a smoothie bowl or healthy, fresh breakfasts, you'll love this easy recipe.

It's a perfect start to the day and quick to make! The combination of the sweet tropical fruit plus the coconut yogurt cannot be beaten.

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Here's what you'll need to make a papaya bowl recipe!

Papaya, cherries, honey, granola, yogurt, and blueberries.
  • Fresh Papaya
  • Coconut Yogurt (or your favorite yogurt)
  • Granola
  • Blueberries or Other Berries
  • Cherries
  • Honey

See the recipe card for quantities.


Next, prepare the papaya by cutting in half and scooping out the black seeds with a large spoon.  

A papaya cut in half with the seeds scooped out.

Then scoop the yogurt into the center wells of the papaya, dividing it equally between each side. Using the back of a spoon, spread it to cover the center of the papaya. 

Divide the granola in half and add to each of the papaya halves. 

A halved papaya on a cutting board with yogurt and granola.

Add the blueberries and strawberries, and top each papaya half with a drizzle of honey.

A halved papaya bowl on a cutting board.

Serve immediately!

Papaya Bowl Recipe Tips and FAQs

What does papaya taste like?

Papaya has a soft and creamy texture. It's similar to a mango, but the flavor is slightly less intense than a mango - similar to a cantaloupe. Due to the enzymes in papaya, some may find cut papaya to have an odd/pungent smell. But others don't notice it. Papaya is a delicious fruit, filled with digestive enzymes that can help improve digestion.

How do I know if my papaya is ripe?

When the papaya is just a little bit green and mostly yellow is a perfectly ripe papaya. The papaya will go from green to yellow as it ripens. Much like a stone fruit, you want the papaya to be slightly soft, but not mushy. There shouldn't be an overly sweet smell coming from the uncut papaya.

What are toppings I can use?

You can make your own homemade granola or use your favorite brand of granola. If you'd like to add more toppings, try some coconut flakes, almond butter, peanut butter, pistachios, slivered almonds, or chia seeds.

How can I store leftover papaya?

If you are only planning to use half the papaya, store the other half by itself (without the yogurt and toppings) in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It may even help to wrap with plastic wrap first to keep as much air out as possible. You can store it for a few days.

What about diet/allergy alternatives?

You don't need to use a plant-based yogurt, as the recipe suggests. If you don't want this bowl to be vegan, you can use regular vanilla yogurt or Greek yogurt.

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Tips for Making this Recipe

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Specialty Ingredients - You can make your own homemade granola or try this French Vanilla Granola.

Storage Tips - I would not recommend saving this recipe as the granola will get soggy. Once you add the granola and yogurt you'll want to serve it.

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Yield: 2 servings

Papaya Yogurt Bowl

Yogurt and granola in a papaya bowl topped with berries.

These delicious papaya yogurt bowls with granola are an easy breakfast recipe.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 papaya
  • 5 ounces coconut yogurt (or yogurt of choice)
  • ½ cup granola
  • ¼ cup of blueberries
  • ¼ cup of cherries, halved
  • 2 teaspoons honey


  1. Cut the papaya in half and scoop out the seeds. 
  2. Scoop the yogurt into the center wells of the papaya, dividing it equally between each side. Using the back of a spoon, spread it to cover the center of the papaya. 
  3. Divide the granola, blueberries, and cherries between the papaya halves. Drizzle on the honey. 
  4. Serve immediately. 

Nutrition Information:



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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 280Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 55mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 4gSugar: 33gProtein: 8g

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