Ulu (Breadfruit) Pancakes


If you've ever picked or bought an ulu, thinking you were going to bake, make chips etc., and the next day it's practically mush, then this is a perfect breadfruit (ulu) recipe to try. Or if you've been forced to eat raw ripe ulu, and have developed a complex around the mushy state of this food, this recipe should turn your ulu distaste into yummy breakfast wonder. Enjoy with maple syrup, honey, or whatever!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 pancakes


  • 1 small ripe ulu, cut in half

  • 2 eggs

  • cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil, or to taste


  1. Scoop out ulu flesh and place in a blender. Add eggs, milk, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract. Blend batter until smooth.

  2. Heat coconut oil in a griddle over medium heat. Pour up to 1/4 cup batter onto the griddle; reduce heat to low and cook, covered, until edges are set, about 3 minutes. Turn over and cook until pancake is browned on other side, about 2 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.

Cook's Note:

Nondairy milk may be substituted for the milk.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

236 Calories
4g Fat
50g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 236
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 165mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 51mg 254%
Calcium 139mg 11%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 922mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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