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Breadfruit Puffs

Caribbean Breadfruit Puffs make a delicious addition to your holiday table, easily converted to gluten free.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Caribbean
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 65kcal
Author: Chef Mireille


  • 1 breadfruit about 2 lbs.
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 onion grated
  • 1 Scotch Bonnet Pepper (Habanero) finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chives finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs for coating
  • oil for frying


  • Quarter the breadfruit.
  • Cook breadfruit in boiling water until fork tender, about 30-40 minutes.
  • As soon as it is cool enough to handle, remove the skin with a knife and core the breadfruit.
  • Mash the breadfruit.  It is important to do this when the breadfruit is still hot. Once cooled, it won't mash.
  • Whisk egg and milk together in a small bowl.
  • Add to breadfruit mix with your hands, so that if there are still large chunks of breadfruit, you can crush it with your fingers.
  • Add onion, Scotch bonnet, chives, parsley, salt, nutmeg and pepper. Mix to combine.
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  • Using approximately 1 1/2 tablespoons for each Breadfruit Puff, roll into balls and toss in the breadcrumbs. (I use the Italian seasoned flavored breadcrumbs)
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  • In a large skillet, heat enough oil for deep frying.  Once the oil is hot, fry the balls, until golden brown on all sides.
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  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Serve with hot sauce.


Breadfruit can be found in Caribbean or Asian markets. Depending on the neighborhood community, I have even seen it at Whole Foods in recent years.
This recipe will yield approximately 21 Breadfruit Puffs.


Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 178IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg