Mofo #8: Pulled Jackfruit with Corn Buttermilk Waffles

Reach out! Make a new vegan friend and tell us about it.

I’ll be honest, I’m not great at making friends. Especially when under pressure. But I went out of my comfort zone for the sake of Vegan Mofo. I’m so good to you all.

I jumped on a bus, went all the way into Manchester town centre, walked down to China Town and searched for my new vegan friend. After much soul searching, I found what I was looking for. I made a friend! And it was vegan!


Yeah, I decided it was time to get close to this pulled Jackfruit that everyone has been banging on about for the last few years. How a tinned fruit could become a pulled pork replacement, I had no idea. But I was ready to try it. For Mofo. I’m so brave.

And oh my, we definitely had a connection by the end of the night. Friends for life.

Pulled Jackfruit with Corn Buttermilk Waffles
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tins of Jackfruit (in brine)
  • 1 jar BBQ sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup polenta
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 2 tsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • pinch of salt
  1. First off, get your onions frying until golden brown.
  2. Drain the jackfruit and remove the core. I squished the jackfruit with my hands a bit to break it up some it resembles pulled pork.
  3. Once the onions are fried off, add the garlic and fry for a few minutes. Add the jackfruit and fry for 5 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with brown sugar and then add 1/2 cup BBQ sauce. Bring to a low heat and simmer.
  5. Heat and grease your waffle iron and mix the vinegar and soy milk in a jug until curdled. In a bowl mix together the flour, polenta, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the curdled soy milk and oil and mix until combined.
  6. Pour 1/3 of a cup of the batter into the waffle iron and cook according to the instructions
  7. Season the jackfruit with salt and pepper and serve alongside the waffles. I had mine with some coleslaw and corn.

Makes 6 waffles and enough pulled jackfruit for 3

Sometimes waffles don’t have to be the main event and I’m really glad they weren’t for this dish. The cornmeal in the waffles made them nice and crispy and they were the perfect accompaniment to the jackfruit.

Oh man, that jackfruit was amazing. I couldn’t believe the texture. It really is just like the real thing! Definitely a dish I will be regularly making from now on.


13 thoughts on “Mofo #8: Pulled Jackfruit with Corn Buttermilk Waffles

  1. Pulled jackfruit gets along with everyone, really easy going. I brought it to an omni potluck, told everyone it was a vegan version and they all became instant BFF's!
    I'm glad to know other MoFoers are struggling with this prompt 😉


  2. Pingback: Vegan Mofo 2017 #5: Cooking Ahead Recipe Share |

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