‘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?

Featured Hawai‘i ‘Ulu Co-op Recipes

ʻAi ʻUlu (ʻUlu Salad)

This ʻAi ʻUlu or Breadfruit Salad was perfected over multiple decades by Aunty Kū Kahakalau

‘Ulu Baked Pudding with Tangerine Ginger Sauce

This ‘Ulu Baked Pudding with Tangerine Ginger sauce is made with ripe, naturally sweet 'ulu as the main (50%+) ingredient.

'Ulu Flour Funnel Cakes

This is a locally sourced spin off on a fair favorite recipe- Funnel Cakes!

ʻUlu Fried "Rice"

Love Asian style fried rice made with shoyu, ginger, and garlic? Try this keiki-friendly recipe & substitute rice for Hawaiʻi-grown ʻulu!

ʻUlu Tater Tots

‘Ulu can be used like potatoes in most recipes! It is gluten-free & vegan and makes great kid-friendly tater tots!

ʻUlu Korean Pajeon

This easy to prepare ‘ulu pajeon recipe is a local spin on the Korean fried scallion dish you are your family will love!

Featured ‘Ulu Flour Recipes

Kansui ʻUlu Noodles

Slurp up these homemade noodles by Chef Harrison Ines of Restaurant XO. As a mix of wheat & breadfruit flours theyʻre perfect for ramen or any broth-based soup!

Pao de Queijo Brazilian Cheese Bread

Try out this Brazilian cheese bread made with ‘ulu and tapioca flour.

Grandma Orlinda's 20% ‘Ulu Flour Tortillas Recipe

Combining breadfruit flour & all-purpose flour these delicious homemade tortillas have a hint of sweet nuttyness.

Easy ʻUlu Flour Carrot Cake

Indulge your sweet tooth with this gluten-free alternative to the classic carrot cake. Combing breadfruit flour & rice flour makes a wonderfully moist cake.

ʻUlu Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe uses only breadfruit flour as a 100% wheat flour substitute – there is no better go-to sweet than a good old chocolate chip cookie!

ʻUlu Flour Angel Food Cake

SPRING 2021 RECIPE CONTEST WINNER - A gluten-free & 100% breadfruit flour angel food cake. It's deliciously light & fluffy with hints of sweet 'ulu. Serve with your favorite berries or fruit!

Kalo Recipes

The most quintessential of all Hawaiian crops, kalo, has been a local staple in the islands for millennia. Now it's easier to access and incorporate into your diet than ever before! Simply heat and serve, pound into poi or pa'i'ai, or get creative with contemporary dishes such as kalo hash, patties, fries, salads, and more!

Palaʻai Recipes

Sweet orange squashes with a pumpkin-like texture are delicious roasted, grilled, in stews and stir-fries, or puréed in mashes, soups, pies, and desserts.

‘Uala Recipes

Add nutrients, antioxidants, and vibrant color to your plate with our recipe-ready 'uala. Perfect for mashes and hashes, chips, salads, pies, soups, and more!

NOT SURE HOW TO COOK BREADFRUIT?

Easy ʻUlu Recipes

How to Cook Breadfruit

Learn how to cook ‘ulu (breadfruit), a nutritious well-balanced traditional polynesian staple.

How to Cook ʻUlu the Traditional Way

We learned from ʻUlu Ambassador Ricky Rocker how to cook ʻUlu over the fire the traditional way, a method he has been using for 50 years.

Baked ʻUlu Chips

Try this simple, tasty snack! It has less fat than fried potato chips and is just as ‘ono!


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. Watch our video: ʻUlu Maturity Stages.

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.

Kalo

The most quintessential of all Hawaiian crops, kalo has been a local staple in the islands for millenia. Now it’s easier to access and incorporate into your menu than ever before! Simply heat and serve, pound into poi or pa‘i‘ai, or get creative with contemporary dishes such as kalo hash, patties, fries, salads, and more!

Pala‘ai

Sweet, orange squashes with a pumpkin- like texture are delicious roasted, grilled, in stews and stir-fries, or puréed in mashes, soups, pies, and desserts.

‘Uala

Add nutrients, antioxidants, and vibrant color to your plate with our recipe-ready ‘uala. Perfect for mashes and hashes, chips, salads, pies, soups, and more!

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