Paw Paw Muffins Recipe

read time
1 minutes


Prep Time
15 minutes
Active Time
20 minutes
Total Time
35 minutes
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Paw Paw Muffins Recipe Ingredients
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 2 ripe pawpaws, peeled and mashed
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Step 1 - Preparation instructions

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a muffin tin with paper liners.

Step 2 - Combine ingredients

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Step 3 - Mix in a separate bowl

In a separate bowl, combine the melted butter, mashed pawpaw, milk, eggs, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.

Step 4 - Combine ingredients

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and fold gently until just combined. Be careful not to overmix, as this can result in dense muffins.

Step 5 - Fill the muffin tins

Spoon the batter into the muffin tin, filling each cup about 3/4 full.

Step 6 - Cooking instructions

Place the muffin tin in the preheated oven and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

Once baked, remove the muffins from the oven and let them cool in the tin for 5 minutes. Then, transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

What are pawpaws?

Pawpaws (Asimina triloba) are the largest tropical fruit native to the Eastern United States. They grow on trees and ripen in the early Autumn months. Pawpaws have a custard-like texture and a sweet, tropical flavor reminiscent of bananas or mangoes (and sometimes lemon or crème brûlée). The fruit itself is green on the outside and yellow on the inside, with a few large black seeds in the middle. Pawpaws are often used in desserts, such as pies and ice cream, but their versatility extends into all kinds of culinary traditions. Despite being relatively unknown in mainstream markets, pawpaws are gaining popularity as more people discover their unique taste and versatility in various dishes.

What do pawpaws taste like?

Pawpaws have a unique, tropical taste that is often compared to a blend of banana, mango, and sometimes papaya. They can be as sweet as crème brûlée or as fruity as a lemon. The flesh of a ripe pawpaw is custard-like with a creamy texture and a hint of sweetness.The flavor of wild and cultivated pawpaws can vary greatly from variety to variety, but they always taste tropical, sweet, and complex.

Where can I buy pawpaws?

Great question – check out our marketplace where you can buy pawpaws directly from foragers and cultivators!

Read more here about pawpaws.

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