In Memory Of Karen Nicole Smith, 1972 - 2016

How To Roast A Breadfruit In Your Oven.

roasted breadfruit

Living in Canada means that it’s almost a ‘treat’ when breadfruit hits our dinner table. Unlike when I lived in the Caribbean as a boy where we had a massive breadfruit tree in our back yard, laden with prime breadfruits. Not only are they expensive in the grocery (when we can actually get them) here, but I find that they are harvested too soon for export, so you never get that true essence of the breadfruit when you prepare a dish. Here’s my take on roasting a breadfruit in your typical kitchen oven, unlike the outdoor fire/coals method we all grew up using in the Caribbean.


– preheat your oven to 450 F

– give the breadfruit a shallow cut (like a cross) on the bottom to allow for steam to escape as it roast

Рplace it directly on the middle rack of your oven. No pan needed as we want the hot air to circulate and cook the breadfruit evenly

– it will take about one hour and 30 minutes to full cook (longer depending on the size)

– it will be HOT, so use oven gloves to remove

– allow to cool completely

– using a pairing knife remove the outer skin (discard)

– slice into wedges, then remove the core and discard

It’s that simple! Now you have a fully roasted breadfruit you can use in any dish you like. Check my YouTube Channel (CaribbeanPot) for a delicious recipe using such oven roasted breadfruit.


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1 Comment

  1. Caroline
    January 23, 2019 / 6:36 am

    Do you know if the breadfruit can be cooked in the Instant Pot?
    Thanks for a great site!! Love your recipes!!

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