‘Ulu Recipes

Browse our tested breadfruit recipes for everything from appetizers and main courses to side dishes and desserts. Soon you’ll be asking yourself, What can’t ‘ulu do?

CHEF HUI & XO RESTAURANT PRESENT

Spring 2021 ʻUlu Recipe Contest Winners!

1ST PLACE - WINNER!

‘Ulu (Breadfruit) Angel Food Cake
by Erin Foley

A gluten-free, 100% ‘Ulu Flour recipe-- slightly sweet & fluffy with hints of ‘ulu.

2ND PLACE

Bacon Wrapped Breadfruit Poppers
by Daniel Swift

A pūpū you can enjoy at a casual barbeque or formal dinner.

3RD PLACE

Mofongo de Pana ('Ulu)
by Chad Bunish

A Caribbean favorite-- this mofongo is made with breadfruit & pork belly.

Newly Added Recipes

Brown Sugar Candied ‘Ulu

Amaze yourself with this candied 'ulu recipe shared by the Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hāmākua.

‘Ulu Chowder

Chow down in this amazing creamy homemade ‘ulu (breadfruit) chowder recipe by Sweet Cane Cafe.

Chocolate Cassava Mochi

Create a simple and easy dessert made with cassava, one of Hawaii’s signature staples.

Fried Chicken with ʻUlu Flour Batter

Learn how to fry chicken or your favorite protein with this gluten free ‘ulu flour batter recipe.

‘Ulu-thickened Mushroom Gravy

Learn how to use ‘ulu flour as a thickener with this gluten free mushroom gravy recipe.

‘Ulu Flour Biscuits

Enjoy these fluffy biscuits made with breadfruit flour for breakfast, or with savory dishes with gravy.

Hawai‘i-Grown White Pineapple and Honey Crisp

A classic baked dessert with a local twist using Hawai‘i Island grown white pineapple and breadfruit flour.

Fried Tofu “Mock Chicken” with ‘Ulu Flour Batter

Impress your vegan friends with this gluten free fried tofu "mock chicken" recipe.

'Ulu Irish Soda Bread

An Irish soda bread recipe using 'ulu flour – the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Hawai'i.

Kansui ‘Ulu Noodles

Get ready to spur on with this homemade pasta recipe by Chef Harrison Ines.

‘Ulu Pancakes and Kabocha Squash Ice Cream

Melt your sweetest to this homemade 'ulu (breadfruit) pancakes and Kabocha ice cream recipe.

‘Ulu Corned Beef Patties

Try this fried and delicious corned beef patties recipe, incorporated with ‘ulu (breadfruit) and mixed veggies.

NOT SURE HOW TO COOK BREADFRUIT?

Easy ʻUlu Recipes

ʻUlu Wedges

Chef Dan's take on the classic potato wedge!

ʻUlu Chili

Warm up with this ‘ulu chili recipe!

ʻUlu Stir Fry

Aunty Tammy's stir fry is easy to make and healthy!


KNOW YOUR ‘ULU

ʻUlu Maturity Stages

Breadfruit can be eaten at every development stage. As the fruit grows, each stage yields a different taste and texture profile that can be used for specific culinary purposes.

Baby – Young ‘ulu has a taste and texture similar to artichoke hearts and is ideal for pickling, marinating, or used like a firm vegetable in salads and stir-fries.

Mature – Larger but nearly as firm as baby ‘ulu, Mature fruit has a potato-like consistency and can be steamed, boiled, fried, baked, or cooked the traditional way: roasted directly in a fire or imu!

Ripe – As ‘ulu ripens it becomes soft and sweet and can be eaten raw or used in desserts and baked goods. Ripe ‘ulu has hints of sweet potato, banana, and pineapple flavors.

Baker's Ripe – ‘Ulu at its ripest. The super soft, sweet, and fragrant fruit is used in desserts, baked goods, breads, batters, ice cream, smoothies, sauces, and more. 

Baby – Young ‘ulu has a taste and texture similar to artichoke hearts and is ideal for pickling, marinating, or used like a firm vegetable in salads and stir-fries.

Mature – Larger but nearly as firm as baby ‘ulu, Mature fruit has a potato-like consistency and can be steamed, boiled, fried, baked, or cooked the traditional way: roasted directly in a fire or imu!

Ripe – As ‘ulu ripens it becomes soft and sweet and can be eaten raw or used in desserts and baked goods. Ripe ‘ulu has hints of sweet potato, banana, and pineapple flavors.

Baker's Ripe – ‘Ulu at its ripest. The super soft, sweet, and fragrant fruit is used in desserts, baked goods, breads, batters, ice cream, smoothies, sauces, and more.


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‘Ulu or breadfruit flour is an excellent all natural, gluten free flour for baking breads, pastries, or desserts, and can also be used to thicken soups and stews or as a breading for frying or baking meats and vegetables. FREE SHIPPING to all Hawaii and Mainland US addresses.