Eating Papaya reminds me of the trip I took once to Hawaii, where you could buy it fresh at the market . That trip was years ago. I was going through the supermarket a few days ago and found one on sale and seeing it brought back all these great memories
the sound of the ocean
the lovely view
the sights and sounds of Hawaii
we stayed on the Island of Honolulu, one day Id love to go back and visit them more … now, on to the recipe … 🙂 So… I bought the Papaya being nostalgic about our Hawaii trip and took it home … Googled a few recipes ( as this one was at least 7 to 8 lbs when weighing it in on one of those Supermarket weighing machines.
Here are a few of my favorites
Cinnamon and Maple Syrup Baked Papaya
This is a simple one… who can’t resist a little maple syrup? I remember having it by the spoonful whenever my mom would buy it on occasion. Here it goes, cut the Papaya, taking out the seeds, lengthwise and then sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake at 350 for about 10 to 15 minutes and then cover with as much maple syrup as you would like. You can put it back in the oven for a few more minutes so that it takes both flavors together, or you can automatically just take it out of the oven after you have cooked it with the cinnamon and drizzle and serve …. sooooo good..
Papaya Energy Bars
½ cup almond meal flour (can use reg. (all-purpose) flour.
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
¼ cup coconut oil
1 cup shredded coconut
¼ tsp. salt
1 egg white
½ cup honey (or sugar, or a combination of the two.)
¼ c. almond meal flour (if sub.w/ reg. flour, use just 2 T.)
¾ cup papaya puree
2 large eggs
2 tsp. lemon juice
powdered sugar, optional.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a pan with parchment paper ( 8×8 ). In a medium sauce pan, over medium heat, combine coconut oil and almond flour.Add maple syrup, shredded coconut, almond flour and salt.
Mix together, then remove from heat and stir the egg white into the mixture. Transfer to your baking sheet that you’ve lined with Parchment paper and press firmly in. Bake until you see it turning a golden brown. This usually takes around 10 minutes or so.
While this is baking you can prepare the Filling. Remove the seeds from 2 medium papaya, and place fruit in a blender or food processor. If you don’t remove the seeds it will get a really weird taste. I can’t explain it … its that sweet bitter taste, kind of like when you forget to take the seeds out of a lemon and then put them in the blender for lemonade.. BLAH!!! So anyway, back to our recipe.
Turn on medium and mix until a smooth consistency. Pour into a large bowl, and add eggs, almond flour, lemon juice, honey, and salt. Using a wire whisk, combine until glossy and smooth. Pour filling over the hot crust, and transfer back to the oven for remaining 20-25 minutes. When done, the filling will appear set. Cool in the pan on a cooling rack until it reaches room temperature. Then you can cover them and put them in the freezer … or refrigerator . I usually make them and cut them into bars, covering them with plastic wrap or in europe we would say Celafaine Paper , then pt them in baggies and store int eh drawer of the Fridge, a great grab and go snack or meal.
( make sure you have 2 days for this recipe )
1/2 cup almond meal
1/2 cup of oats
11 madjool dates
2 table spoons of carob powder (for choc marble)
1 table spoon of vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup of soaked cashews
3/4 cup of coconut oil (solid)
1/8 cup of water
1/2 small papaya
1/3 cup of coconut nectar
1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
Decoration- Papaya seeds, melted dark choc/grated dark choc, or hear to wholefoods and pick up the awesome Choc balls!
Soak cashews over night. Line cake tray with parchment paper. Place all base ingredients except the carob into a blender and blend. Separate the dough into 2 halves. Mix the carob evenly into one half. Place chunck of the carob dough into the ‘vanilla’ dough and gently fold to create your desired marble effect. Press into the base of your tin. Deseed half of your papaya and scoop out flesh into blender.
Place all of the remaining ingredients into the blender and blend on high until creamy and smooth. Scrape down the sides and blend for a futher 60 seconds to ensure a creamy and smooth cake. Scrape down the edges and then empty into your tin. Leave to chill in the fridge for at least 5 hours. Now the fun part, decorate and serve it!! 🙂
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With my husband and I working on our health.. just wanting to be the BEST US … I have been trying new recipes that makes me want to say YES I WANT THIS … if you ever loved Peanut butter You have to try this …. .. mmmm tastes so sinfully good …. ( as I write this I DONT KNOW WHY I HAVE the tune to ZESTFULLY CLEAN IN MY HEAD?!? ) ….
filled with the good proteins
packed with flavor
2 TB .. PB2 …
1 Vanilla TOTAL LEAN SHAKE ( James Markgraf bought at GNC )
1 Banana ….
ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED… .. 🙂 I am researching my family tree as everyone knows…
hubby is off to work … whats up for today … wednesdays is research day … … the puzzle is slowly working itself out …
my great grandfather Otto August Arndt who went by OTTO … was born I KNOW in Welbsleben …
trying to find his parents … and could use some help … from what I KNOW .. his mothers last name BINEMANN …
Occupation BAU and MOBEL TISCHLER … MOBEL .. is FURNITURE and TISCHLER is CARPENTER… so I am assuming a furniture maker … what I do know
when he was living in Berlin, he made and sold his works … and we still have a
grandfather clock that he personally made … I would love to find out where his ” Garage” as my mom calls it … was … she says that he worked out of a Garage in Berlin, Germany where he also sold his work …
He married Elizabeth Henning
died Later in Berlin, Germany living in the Britzer Strasse 7 in Niederschoneweide, Berlin ….
Trying something new .. it’s not on too tight it’s called a waist trainer.. I love how it helps my back supporting it..
Weighed myself today went from 177 to 182 .. not happy with myself at all …
Here goes nothing
Its our Fourth Wedding Anniversary.. husband set the alarm as usual for 430 in the morning ..lights on and everything .. us ( well him ) not getting up until aroudn 6 … why I DONT KNOW … I still say he would have more time getting up when the alarm goes off… 🙂 but I say nothing
Its out 4rth Wedding anniversary today … 🙂 and yes .. even with all of his quirks I LOVE HIM. Today .. its a rainy day … drizzly outside… going to be in the 60s.. I was hoping al ittle warmer.. but the summer weather is on its way! .. The Next Couple of days its going to be in the 80s!!! 🙂 YEY.. I just love the summer time.
It's our fourth wedding anniversary … I still think.. what it will be like 50 years from now …. looking at other couples around me…. I love you James Markgraf xxxooo
I am going to be 40 in a few months… and still think of what life will be like when we are in our 80s …. what will our marriage be like. I see these loving couples around me… and then those NOT SO LOVING ( but know it will not be like that ) …