In Hawaiian pono means “correct, beneficial, done in the right way.” My pies are made with Breadfruit from Kahanu Gardens in Hana, Macadamia nuts from Waiehu, and tropical blossom honey from Haiku. They contain no dairy, processed sugar, wheat, or any GMO ingredients. This makes for a healthy, satisfying dessert that helps to address the issues of sustainability and food security one bite at a time.
Maui 'Ulu Hummus
Amazingly delicious hummus made from Breadfruit and Macadamia nuts grown right here on Maui.
Throw in a little lemon juice, olive oil, spices and wala, Maui ‘Ulu Hummus.
“John Cadman on Maui creates amazing ulu pies and cupcakes using the ripe fruit. His Pono Pies take breadfruit to a new culinary level. “
Diane Ragone, Director Breadfruit Institute
Meet the Owner
Pono Pies are a result of the last four years of trying to develop healthy and satisfying desserts that utilize local ingredients to the greatest extent possible. You see, like many Americans, I had a sugar addiction. I would eat healthy most of the time but at the end of the day, I would always crave something sweet, and I mean really CRAVE.
So began my experimentation with healthy, raw and vegan desserts. This, along with research for a talk I gave on Breadfruit (‘Ulu) at a Maui Farmers Union meeting, helped me to realize that Breadfruit embodies sustainability and food security more than any other food crop in Hawaii. Pono Pies are the result of incorporating this amazing fruit with my passion for healthy desserts
They use Maui Grown Breadfruit, Macadamia nuts from Waiehu, Haiku honey, and almond milk as a base. The crust is made from Macadamia nuts, dried coconut and honey for a little sweetness. They contain no sugar, flour or gluten, eggs, butter or dairy of any kind, and no GMO.