Jerk Jackfruit Stuffed Plantains

Jerk Jackfruit Stuffed Plantains

Hold EVERYTHING! This is a recipe that NEEDS to be made- and SOON! These Jerk Jackfruit Stuffed Plantains are just too good to be missed.

Stuffed plantains are commonly made in Latin American cuisine and typically referred to as canoas which means canoe in Spanish. Makes sense, right? But not only are these little boats adorable, they are also delicious!

These Jerk Jackfruit Stuffed Plantains are a low carb meal that actually leaves you FULL. I often find that when we skimp on carbs I am starving an hour to two later but not with this meal! Plantains are super healthy and they also satisfy- even those with big appetites.

And yes, this is yet another jackfruit recipe. We just can’t seem to get enough of this versatile Asian fruit and I’m guessing you feel the same.

However, If you have been holding out, don’t wait any longer! Buy a can of jackfruit and try THIS recipe. Vegans and meat eaters alike love jackfruit and you will quickly see why. And now you can even buy it online! (Here)

If you already love jackfruit though, here are some other recipes that you can try too… did I say that we adore jackfruit?!

  1. Jackfruit Queso
  2. BBQ Jackfruit Stuffed Baked Potato
  3. Jerk Jackfruit Tostadas
  4. Jackfruit and Mushroom Paprikash
  5. Jackfruit & Rutabaga Shepard’s Pie

Oh, and you can also rightfully assume that we will have more jackfruit recipes soon! Keep an eye out. It really does work for everything… But in the meantime, we hope you give these Jerk Jackfruit Stuffed Plantains a try. Happy canoeing!


Jerk Jackfruit Stuffed Plantains
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4
  • 1 Can Young Jackfruit (Pulled apart into strips)
  • 4 Ripe Yellow Plantains (Peeled)
  • 1 15oz Can Black Beans (Drained and rinsed)
  • 1 Onion (Diced)
  • 1 Jalapeño (Diced)
  • Cherry Tomatoes (Quartered)
  • Cilantro
  • Avocado
  • Vegan parmesan (optional garnish)
  • 2 tbsp Spice mix (see below or you can also use a store bought jerk blend seasoning)
  • Spice mix:
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 2 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 2 tsp Dried Parsley
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • ¼ tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Crushed Red Pepper
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper
  • ½ tsp Ground Nutmeg
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Prepare all of the fresh ingredients as directed above.
  3. Place the peeled plantains on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Flip the plantains and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, In a deep frying pan over medium high heat, sauté the onions and garlic for 2-3 minutes. Stir frequently.
  5. Add the shredded jackfruit and spice mix to the pan. Sauté for an additional 4-5 minutes. Stirring frequently.
  6. Add the beans to the pan and stir to combine.
  7. Once the plantains are cool enough to touch, slice the plantains down the middle. Be careful not to go all the way through the plantain though. Slightly open each plantain at the cut. It should resemble a canoe or boat. 
  8. Fill with the jackfruit mixture. Be sure to stuff that as full as you can.
  9. Bake for 5 minutes.
  10. Garnish with fresh cilantro, jalapeños, tomatoes, avocados and vegan parmesan, if desired.
  11. Enjoy!!



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