Papaya Fruit Breakfast Boats

By Rena |

This Papaya Fruit Breakfast Boats Recipe is basically yogurt parfaits filled in papaya. There’s something about papaya that reminds me of Africa and it makes me feel good! Easy to make and perfect to jumpstart your morning.

top down shot of Papaya fruit breakfast boats

Breakfasts can be hectic, but that’s why you need to start making this Papaya Fruit Breakfast boat recipe. These fruit boats are full of both tropical flavor and nutrition. They are incredibly easy to make. Best of all, this yummy recipe requires few dishes, making cleanup an absolute breeze.

If you’re looking for other healthy breakfast ideas, why not also try my Easy Protein No Bake Cheesecake Cups and my Overnight Oatmeal Recipe!

why you’ll love these Papaya Fruit Breakfast boats

  • Delicious papaya. Papaya has such a wonderful flavor and texture, it’s mild to fairly sweet with a creamy, butter-like texture that melts in the mouth!
  • A nutritious breakfast. Fruits ahoy! This hearty breakfast is energizing and loaded with nutrient-packed fruit as well as seeds.
  • An easy breakfast. Just a couple mins to prep – this Fruit Breakfast goes from pantry to table in 5 mins!

ingredients you’ll need

A list of ingredients you will need to make this easy fruit breakfast. The full measurements will be found further down below.

  • Papayas
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Granola
  • Almonds
  • Chia Seeds
  • Fruit

how to make these papaya fruit breakfast boats

  • First, slice your papaya – cut the papaya lengthwise
  • Next, add the yogurt – spoon 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt onto each papaya half.
  • Then, top your papaya halves – Top each papaya half with granola, sliced almonds, chia seeds, fruit.
  • Finally, serve immediately.
papaya topped with yogurt and cherries
3 fruit breakfast boats

recipe notes and tips

  • Add your favorite fruits!
  • Cut your papaya lengthwise and make sure to deseed it.
  • Keep simple with some Greek yogurt or load it all up with goodies, whatever you like.
  • Drizzle on some agave syrup for a little kick of sweetness.
  • Assemble your papaya breakfast boats just before serving.  If you like, you can prep your fruit earlier, if you like, and keep it under a damp paper towel in the refrigerator
  • You can also use ripe melons for the boat if you can’t get hold of papaya.
  • For an extratropical twist, add some coconut shavings

faq’s

are breakfast boats just for breakfasT?

Papaya Fruit for breakfast is the perfect early morning meal for someone who could use a little extra energy. In fact, they are called “breakfast boats” but these so-called breakfast boats are delicious any time of day when you are looking for a burst of energy. They can be a great snack idea in between meals!

What are the benefits of eating Papaya Fruits

Papaya fruits have amazing health benefits and I may not be able to mention most of them. Most importantly, they aid digestion because of their high fiber and water content which in turn helps prevent constipation. They are high in antioxidants which help reduce aging and help prevent cancer. Papaya fruits are high in vitamin K which helps promote bone health and ward off heart disease.

3 fruit breakfast boats

Can papaya make you sick

Papaya fruits can sometimes have a laxative effect when you eat a whole lot of them. This hardly happens unless you are able to eat a huge amount of papaya fruit, it is safe to eat papaya daily. Also, consuming a ton of papaya will make you use the bathroom more often than usual since it contains a digestive enzyme called papain.

which fruit is best for breakfast boats?

You can top these beauties with your fave fruits, here’s some popular options:

  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Raspberries
  • Kiwi
  • Banana
  • Pineapple
  • Dragonfruit
papaya boats with cherries on top
overhead shot of 3 breakfast boats

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papaya topped with yogurt and cherries

Easy Papaya Fruit Breakfast Boats

Fruit and yogurt parfaits served inside of papaya.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 275kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 2 small papayas halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 2 cups of vanilla or plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup granola look for a low-fat, low sugar variety
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup fruit such as cherries raspberries, sliced kiwis, diced pineapple

Instructions

  • Spoon 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt into each papaya half. 
  • Top each papaya half with 2 tablespoons granola, 1 tablespoon each of sliced almonds and chia seeds, and 2 tablespoons of fruit.
  • Serve immediately

Notes

  • Add your favorite fruits!
  • Cut your papaya lengthwise and make sure to deseed it.
  • Keep simple with some Greek yogurt or load it all up with goodies, whatever you like.
  • Drizzle on some agave syrup for a little kick of sweetness.
  • Assemble your papaya breakfast boats just before serving.  If you like, you can prep your fruit earlier, if you like, and keep under damp paper towel in the refrigerator
  • You can also use ripe melons for the boat, if you can’t get hold of a papaya.
  • For an extra tropical twist, add some coconut shavings

Nutrition

Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 476mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 690IU | Vitamin C: 45.4mg | Calcium: 228mg | Iron: 2.1mg
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