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Vegan Buffalo Ranch Jackfruit Pizza Buns

These savory pizza buns make an amazing after school or anytime snack. They are easy to prepped and frozen, and reheated in no time.

Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 buns
Author: Michael Monson
  • 1 ½ pounds pizza dough (see note)
  • 1 20 ounce can of young jackfruit in brine
  • ½ cup cashew ranch (recipe below) or your favorite vegan ranch.
  • 4 tablespoons Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, divided
  • 4 slices of Chao Creamy Original cheese,or your favorite vegan cheese
  1. Preheat your oven or air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Drain your jackfruit well, and then toss the pieces with 1 tablespoon Frank’s. Place your Jackfruit into the air fryer or oven for 20 minutes, turning halfway.

  3. Allow your jackfruit to cool so that you can shred the piecs with your hands. Toss the shredded jackfruit with 2 to 3 more tablespoons Frank’s, and allow to sit for about 5 minutes. Add the ranch, and then stir to combine.

  4. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
  5. Make sure your dough is room temperature before starting to work with it. Divide your dough into 8 equal portions. One portion at a time, use your hands to spread out the dough into a 4 to 5 inch circle. Place the dough onto the counter, and place a quarter of a slice of cheese in the center. Top the cheese with a ¼ cup of the jackfruit, and then top the jackfruit with another quarter slice of cheese. Pull opposite ends of the dough across the filling and pinch together. Contine pulling up edges of the dough and bringing them to the center until the filling is completely covered with dough. Take care not to pull up too much dough at a time, because you want the bottom of the balls to be about as thick as the top and sides.
  6. Place the balls onto a nonstick cooking surface, and bake for 18-22 minutes, or until the balls are browned on the top. If the tops are quite brown, but the bottoms are still blond, flips the balls over, and allow them to cook for another couple of minutes.

  7. Serve warm with a side of more ranch, or allow to cool to room temperature before placing them in the fridge or freezer. To reheat from frozen, wrap in a paper towel, and microwave on high for 1 minute. To reheat in an oven or toaster oven from frozen, bake at 350 degrees fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Note: I think the dough is actually pretty important in this recipe. You can use store-bough, but my all-time favorite pizza dough is the "flatbread" dough from the Crossroads Kitchen cookbook. It makes exactly 1.5 pounds. Buy the cookbook. or Google it. You should be able to find it.