Breadfruit is delicious fresh, of course! Everyone has their favorite recipe, and actually each country typically has a few favorite ways to prepare breadfruit (“Ulu” in Hawaii, “fruta de pan” in Puerto Rico). Here, though, are recipes using breadfruit flour! We won’t try to top fresh roasted breadfruit, but you will love these tasty recipes. They can be adapted for all diets, including plant-based ones. Enjoy!
BANANA BREAD BUNDT CAKE Jamie and Emily have come up with a perfect cake made of breadfruit flour!
BANANA BREADFRUIT DUTCHPOT CAKE Philadelphia chef uses traditional Haitian pot instead of oven baking!
Breadfruit Energy Bar from Hawaii Actually, an interesting academic paper … not exactly a recipe
COCONUT BREAD A new combination of coconut and breadfruit!
EASTER BUN Stout plus breadfruit flour make a great Easter treat
GINGERSNAP COOKIES Snappy cookies by Susan
KIDNEY BEAN SOUP with breadfruit dumplings
MACAROONS by Susan. Easy to make, and delicious!
MANGO BREADFRUIT BREAD Ken Banks initially used mangoes from his Florida backyard garden for this recipe for the Fairchild Gardens Mango Festival.
MANGO COOKIES Chicago chef Susan Taves can bake a tasty cookie!
MIKE’S BITES Cheesy breadfruit bar snacks
PANCAKES! Mary herself created this recipe! Delicious!
PASSIONFRUIT BREADFRUIT COOKIE A prominent cookbook author shows that almost any fruit will work to make a great cookie!
PIZELLES Big thanks go to Camille George, University of St. Thomas professor, who introduced us to pizelles. This may be the best way ever to use breadfruit flour!
PORRIDGE A favorite! Young children in over 30 schools in Haiti and Jamaica are enjoying breadfruit porridge! This recipe by Cynthia Willis uses powdered coconut milk.
PORRIDGE (HOT CEREAL) A second recipe, this by Ivy Gordon from Jeffrey Town, Jamaica. A dry near-instant mix using powdered cow’s milk. Just add water and cook!
PUMPKIN DUMPLINGS Developed in Seattle but very Jamaican. Yummy!
ROSEMARY FRIES by Jamaican Eats magazine, Grace Cameron, Ed.
SALMON FRITTERS Created by Susan Brooks
STAMP AND GO New flour, old recipe, tastes even better! Saltfish fritters.
VEGETARIAN BURGER A tasty Vegan burger. Recipe created by Caroline Banks
The next few recipes are in French and nicely suited for Haitian tastes!
Drying and preserving breadfruit and turning it into flour retains all the nutrition of the fresh fruit, and has a very long shelf life. And breadfruit is gluten free! Now we can have breadfruit products all year round, not just in bearing season. There will be more recipes to come. Meanwhile, we are working hard to increase the supply of breadfruit flour locally and exported.