Breadfruit pudding is vegan, rich, delightful, and a great dessert for you to try. It is easy to make and gives you a unique yet amazing flavor.

I won’t lie; vegan desserts can be quite tricky, especially if you want something new other than the usual cakes and cookies.  You just have to look at new ingredients and, as I always say, get creative!

So, if you want to try a new unique, and tasteful dessert, read ahead because I have a surprise for you!

Also, see Vegan Jamaican Sweet Potato Pudding and Yellow Yam Pudding

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What is breadfruit?

Breadfruit is often classified as an exotic fruit that is found in the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia. It is oval in shape and has prickly skin. Breadfruit is a starchy fruit, and when unripe, it tastes almost like potatoes. Whoever, ripe breadfruit tastes sweet. Both its flesh and seeds are edible.

This fruit is used both in savory and sweet dishes. It is versatile, has a unique flavor, and offers several health benefits. Unfortunately, breadfruit is not as easily available as you like it to be. You can find it at the Caribbean and Hispanic grocery stores. However, you might have luck finding it at the farmer’s market. 

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Health Benefits of breadfruit

Breadfruit is rich in nutrients and minerals. Therefore, it offers several health benefits. Some of these are:

  • Firstly, breadfruit is super rich in fiber. So, it is healthy for your digestive system and also reduces the glucose level in the blood. As a result, it reduces the chances of diabetes.
  • It is rich in potassium, therefore, is heart-friendly. It protects the heart against diseases and helps in regulating cholesterol levels in the blood. It also regulates blood pressure.
  • It is rich in omega 3 fatty acids and omega 6 fatty acids. As a result, it promotes skin health and hair health. So if you are beauty conscious, start taking breadfruit!
  • It also has several antioxidants that help in protecting the body against diseases, develops resistance against several infections, and also boost immunity.
  • It also aids in maintaining a healthy weight.
  • It is also rich in iron and vitamin C, which also promotes skin and hair health along with several other benefits. Read More 
ripe breadfruit

Ingredients breakdown

  • Breadfruit: The main hero of this pudding is the breadfruit. When choosing the breadfruit for this recipe, make sure you choose the ripe one. For that, you will need to keep in mind a few points. Firstly, notice the skin. Unripe breadfruit has yellowish or greenish skin that turns brown upon ripening. So, the breadfruit should have brown skin. Secondly, it should be soft to touch. It shouldn’t be mushy, but when you apply pressure on it with your thumb, it should form a dent in the fruit. Lastly, ripe breadfruits have a unique aroma. They have a pleasant fragrance.
  • Gluten-Free flour: Any all-purpose gluten-free flour blend is great for this recipe, you could also use oat flour, sorghum flour, or brown rice flour.
  • Sugar: You will need sugar to add sweetness to the pudding. I used organic cane sugar. Furthermore, you can also use coconut sugar, but since it is slightly less sweet, you might have to adjust the quantity.
  • Coconut milk: Coconut milk is plant-based milk that has a creamy consistency. Because of its consistency, it is a good choice for this recipe. However, if you want to add any other plant-based milk, you can do so. Just remember that the consistency and texture of the pudding might not be the same as with coconut milk.
  • Flaxseeds: We will use ground flaxseeds for this recipe. Flaxseeds are loaded with nutrients and are super healthy. Moreover, they act as a binding agent in this recipe. Because it is a vegan recipe, we can’t use eggs. So, adding flaxseeds will act as eggs and will bind the ingredients together, giving the pudding desired texture.
  • Cinnamon: it adds a woody flavor and warmth to the pudding.
  • Salt: A few salt balances out the sweetness.

 

For the Custard Topping

  • Coconut milk: because of the richness and creaminess of coconut milk, we are going to use it. However, you can use any plant-based milk but remember that the consistency of the custard with any other plant-based milk won’t be the same as with coconut milk.
  • Cane sugar: It will add sweetens to the custard.
  • Vanilla: Vanilla brings out a unique flavor in the custard.
  • Cinnamon: It is a great ingredient to add warmth and flavor.
Peeling ripe breadfruit with a knife on a wooden cutting board

How to make breadfruit Pudding?’

  1. Preheat oven 375 degrees F. Spray a 9×13 casserole pan with oil or brush with oil and set aside.
  2. Wash the breadfruit and pat it dry using a kitchen towel.
  3. Using a sharp knife, peel the breadfruit. The breadfruit needs to be fully ripened.
  4. Remove the flesh and discard the pit.
  5. Mash the soft flesh in a large bowl.
ingredients for breadfruit pudding in dry bowl
  1. Add coconut milk, ground flaxseeds, vanilla and mix well.
  2. In another bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt.
  3. Add the flour mixture to the coconut milk mixture and stir well to form a smooth batter.
  4. Scoop batter in the prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the custard topping.
  5. Combine, coconut milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon.
  6. After 45 minutes, pour the coconut milk mixture on top of the pudding and bake for another 45 minutes or until
  7. Once done, take it out of the oven and let it side for some time. Serve alongside coconut whipped cream and enjoy.
batter for breadfruit pudding

How to store Breadfruit Pudding?

You can store the leftover pudding by placing it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Do not under any circumstances freeze the pudding. It will ruin it.

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Other Vegan Puddings To Prepare

  1. Jamaican Cassava Pone
  2. Vegan Cornmeal Pudding
  3. Mango Chia Pudding
  4. Vegan Purple Sweet Potato Pudding
  5. Instant Pot Brown Rice Pudding

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Nutrition

(Per serving)
  • Energy: 202 kcal / 844 kJ
  • Fat: 4.9 g
  • Protein: 1.6 g
  • Carbs: 41.9 g

Cook Time

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking: 1 h 30 min
  • Ready in: 1 h 40 min
  • For: 12 Servings

Ingredients

Custard Topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 375 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 casserole pan with oil or brush with oil and set aside.
  2. Wash the breadfruit and pat it dry using a kitchen towel.
  3. Using a sharp knife, peel the breadfruit. The breadfruit needs to be fully ripened.
  4. Remove the flesh and discard the pit.
  5. Mash the soft flesh in a large bowl.
  6. Add coconut milk, ground flaxseeds, vanilla and mix well.
  7. In another bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt.
  8. Add the flour mixture to the coconut milk mixture and stir well to form a smooth batter.
  9. Scoop batter in the prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the custard topping.
  10. Combine, coconut milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon.
  11. After 45 minutes, pour the coconut milk mixture on top of the pudding and bake for another 45 minutes or until
  12. Once done, take it out of the oven and let it side for some time. Serve alongside coconut whipped cream and enjoy.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.