Jackfruit Crab Cakes | In Johnna's Kitchen (gluten-free, vegan, grain-free, Paleo)

Jackfruit Crab Cakes, You Gotta Try These!

Author Johnna


  • 1 20- ounce can young green jackfruit (available here or in your local Asian market for about $1.25 a can)
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets , steamed or boiled until tender
  • 3 Tablespoons vegan mayonnaise OR Cashew Sriracha Cream if you like spice
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons small diced red bell pepper
  • 2 green onions , thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons olive or avocado oil
  • Additional Sriracha Cashew Cream (optional)
  • Lemon slices (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Steam or boil the cauliflower florets until they are tender. Drain and allow to cool.
  3. Drain and rinse jackfruit. Place in a small saucepan, cover with water. Over medium heat, bring to a boil. Cook for 10 minutes at a slow boil, until jackfruit is fork tender. Drain and allow to cool.
  4. While jackfruit is cooling, using a fork gently mash the cauliflower florets. You don't want this to be a smooth puree, leaving a few pieces about the size of a pea or so.
  5. Next chop the jackfruit until it is flaky with just a few bite sized chunks left intact.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except coconut flour. Stir to combine.
  7. Last, gently fold in coconut flour. Your mixture will look like this:
  8. In a large skillet, heat the 2 Tablespoons of oil over medium heat. While pan is heating, make the mixture into cakes/patties.
  9. Using a large scoop (I use a #12 scoop which is roughly 1/3 of a cup), scoop out the mixture into your hands, press into a patty about 3" in diameter. You will make 6 crabby patties/crab cakes.
  10. Place the jackfruit crab cakes into the skillet. Over medium heat, cook about 3 minutes on each side until they are nicely browned.
  11. Remove to the parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees.
  12. Serve with a slice of lemon and Sriracha Cashew Cream.

Recipe Notes

This recipe was inspired by a recipe found on the Food Network site: and a recipe from Healing Gourmet:

Modifications included removing the crab, removing eggs, adding ingredients, editing cooking methods after repeated testing. Thank you to those who continue to inspire and amaze me!