Sunday, March 28, 2021

Papaya Orange Muffins

This papaya orange muffin is a delicious one that you can't stop with one. The freshness from the citrus and the creamy taste from cheese, sour cream, and milk powder makes it so addictive. 

This is made with barnyard millet and whole wheat and hence this is a healthier option. Inclusion of healthier grains in the diet is very much essential and muffins like these ones are delicious and healthy too.

I am sharing this for this month's #MuffinMonday hosted by Stacy. #MuffinMonday is a group of muffin loving bakers who get together once a month to bake muffins. You can see all of our lovely muffins by following our Pinterest board. Updated links for all of our past events and more information about Muffin Monday can be found on our home page.

Muffin Monday


Makes 12 regular muffins

Barnyard millet flour - 1/2 cup
Non-fat dry milk powder - 1/2 cup
Whole wheat flour - 3/4 cup
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/8 tsp
Flaxseed powder - 2 tbsp
Vanilla - 1 tsp
Papaya puree - 1 cup
Oil - 1/4 cup
Brown sugar - 3/4 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup
Sour cream - 1/4 cup
Cream cheese - 1/4 cup (room temperature)
White chocolate chips - 1/3 cup (optional)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a regular muffin tin with liners. Add 1/2 cup milk to flaxseed powder and set aside for 5 minutes to gel. Mix the dry ingredients and set aside.

Add the brown sugar, oil, sour cream cheese, sour cream, papaya puree, and vanilla to a bowl and beat well. Add the flaxed egg and orange zest and beat well for a minute. Add the dry ingredients in two or three batches, mix thoroughly and quickly. Fold in the chocolate chips.  Fill 3/4th in each of the muffin mold or cavities. Bake for 21-22 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.

Cool for 15 minutes and is ready to serve. Store in air tight containers if using later.

Check the links for flavor inspirations for your muffins from what we shared this month. Thanks, Stacy!


  1. Barnyard millet is a new one! Love the name. These sound very nutritious.

  2. I love to eat papaya never thought of adding it into a muffin. Need to try this. Looks delicious .

  3. You packed SO much good stuff in there - they look wonderfuL!

  4. Love your use of whole grains and the orange papaya combo, Radha!