For many of you the word Ulu might not mean much. At least not yet!
Ulu, or breadfruit, is a fruit that grows in tropical places, including Hawaii. It is both rich in fiber and an excellent energy booster. Ulu is a great source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which makes it beneficial for skin and hair, and is a key ingredient for keeping a healthy heart. I’m stoked to have an Ulu tree soon to fruit in my backyard! And I have access to getting them locally so creating a recipe that incorporates this fun food is something we do seasonally!
Ulu can be used in both sweet and savory dishes. If you haven’t yet, check out my video about ulu.
This recipe is for a dessert we came up with and make regularly for parties and potlucks. It’s gluten free, pretty healthy (for a dessert), and is irresistible with chocolate chips. Not to mention it’s a blast bringing it to events and asking people to guess the “mystery” ingredient. I’ll give you a hint, it rhymes with… hulu 😉
Chocolate Chip Ulu Cake
1 1/2 Cups ripe ulu (ripe means really soft)
2 Tablespoons coconut oil
12oz Canned coconut milk
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 1/3 Cups Gluten free flour (I used ‘Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1’*)
1 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp Salt
1 Tablespoon Pumpkin pie spice
1 Cup of chocolate chips (or more if you like! I use ‘Lily’s Chocolate Chips’*)
Preparation: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a Vitamix*, add Ulu, banana, eggs, coconut oil, coconut milk, and vanilla extract. Blend until well mixed. Add flour, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice and blend. Oil 1 or 2 glass baking dishes. Pour the batter in about 1 inch thick. You can either mix in chocolate chips with a spoon or just sprinkle them on top. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Check center with toothpick.
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