Become inspired to take the pledge of healthy eating by starting with papaya. This sweet, nutrient-rich fruit can have life-long benefits for one's digestive and immune wellbeing as well as skin hydration.


  • 2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour

  • ½ cup shredded coconut, plus extra to top muffins

  • 1 cup papaya, peeled, deseeded and mashed

  • ¼ cup papaya, peeled, deseeded and finely diced (for decoration)

  • 1 large egg, whisked

  • 2 tbsp butter

  • ½ cup honey


  • 1.

    Pre-heat oven to 180C.

  • 2.

    Over a low heat, heat butter on stove until melted. Allow to cool.

  • 3.

    Combine flour and coconut in a large bowl and mix.

  • 4.

    In a separate bowl, combine mashed papaya, egg, melted butter, honey and mix well. Add papaya mixture to flour and coconut bowl and mix well.

  • 5.

    Place muffin cases into a standard muffin tin and spoon a heaped tablespoon of mixture into each one.

  • 6.

    Bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.

  • 7.

    Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the muffin tin.

  • 8.

    Top with extra shredded coconut and finely diced papaya.

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