Red Papaya and Coconut Muffins

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Recipe and image courtesy of Australian Papaya


  • 2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour

  • ½ cup shredded coconut, plus extra to top muffins

  • 1 cup red papaya, peeled, deseeded and mashed

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

  • 1 large egg, whisked

  • 2 tbsp butter

  • ½ cup honey


  • Pre-heat oven to 180oC.

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

  • Combine flour and coconut in a large bowl and mix.

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

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

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

  • Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the muffin tin.

  • Top with extra shredded coconut and finely diced red papaya.

Serves 12