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Plant-Based Jackfruit Patties – Healthyish Foods

Jackfruit Patties

With a crab cake texture but completely plant-based, these jackfruit patties are light, flaky and delicious. Their texture and appearance is almost exactly like a crab cake.
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Jackfruit Patties

  • 2 tablespoons butter, for frying, Earth Balance
  • 10 ounces Upton Natural's jackfruit, Pit and dry with paper towel, about 1 heaping cup chopped
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise , Vegenaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice , fresh squeezed
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup sweet onion , diced small
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeno, minced
  • 2 tablespoons flax meal
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • pinch cracked black pepper


  • mixing bowl
  • saute pan


  • Remove the jackfruit from the box. I used Upton Natural’s brand (original flavor).
  • Next, remove the pits and pat the jackfruit dry using a paper towel.
  • Then, add the jackfruit to the food processor. Gently chop it until you get small evenly sized pieces.
    Should resemble shredded crabmeat or canned tuna. I had about 1 heaping cup of chopped jackfruit meat.
  • Remove the jackfruit from the food processor and add to a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the mayo, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, diced white onion, minced jalapeno, flax meal, panko breadcrumbs, garlic powder, salt, parsley, and cracked black pepper. Mix until well combined.
  • Form the jackfruit into patties. I was able to get 5 medium-sized patties.
  • Grab a large skillet, and add vegan butter or cooking spray to the skillet.
  • Over medium heat, cook the jackfruit patties until they are golden brown on both sides. Roughly 4-5 minutes per side.
  • Remove from the heat and serve with your favorite dipping sauce and fresh lemon wedges.


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 168kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 17mg, Sodium: 296mg, Potassium: 80mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 214IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 27mg, Iron: 1mg