I was originally going to lead this post with the story of how I came up with this delicious breakfast recipe but instead the top news story of today- the dog finally slept in this morning! It was just until 6:45am… but STILL. Thank you, Hannah. That extra hour of sleep was wonderful.
Even after the ‘sleeping in’ and lazing around in bed binge watching a bit more of Season 2 of Orange is the New Black, I still got an early start to my Sunday so here is a quick and healthy breakfast recipe, outside of our usual posting schedule.
Thanks to Hawaii’s heavenly climate, its proximity to the west coast, and a small group of young, ambitious lawyers who wanted to invest in a family vacation spot, my family ended up with a ‘company condo’ in Maui around 1990 (thanks, Dad and partners). As such, I would spend extended periods of time in Hawaii just about every year growing up (please don’t throw things at my head. I know it’s an insanely lucky break).
This is especially easy to do when your kids are young enough to take a month or two off in the middle of the rainy school year and just ‘bring coursework’ with them to keep up with their studies. High school would be a little trickier, but for a while there- wow.
In Maui, our neighbours were blessed with a couple over-abundant papaya trees so we would often get handfuls of these sweet tropical fruits. Aside from the daily smoothie, this quick and easy breakfast became a staple when papayas were in season.
Of course, Vancouver is not exactly a tropical fruit growing haven. Still, these papaya boats are a great way to start your morning when papayas do go on sale and are a great match with the Cranberry Coconut Granola we posted last week.
|Papaya Boats with Yogurt and Granola|| |
- 1 papaya
- Plain or vanilla yogurt
- Your favourite granola
- Slice a papaya in half lengthwise.
- Scoop out the papaya seeds and fill the empty space with yogurt.
- Top with your favourite granola.
- Eat with a spoon, scooping out the fruit, yogurt and granola from the papaya skin 'bowl.' Enjoy!