Latkes are a must-have at any celebratory Hanukkah table. However, these lovable, crisp potato pancakes are not always plant-based or the healthiest option out there. Thanks to the magic of vegan cooking, no one has to miss out on enjoying latkes for dietary or personal reasons! We searched through all of the Food Monster App offerings and found at least one plant-based latke recipe for anyone’s diet, taste, or preferences.
Source: Oven-Baked Latkes
Latkes, also known as potato pancakes, are delicious — after all, they’re made from potatoes! Typically, they are fried and loaded with oil and fat … Enter these equally-as-delicious, slightly crispy oil-free, Oven-Baked Latkes by Annie Markowitz! Seriously, that is unheard of in the latke world. Serve these with a dollop of vegan sour cream or applesauce for the perfect flavor pairing.
Source: Sweet Potato and Apple Latkes
In this recipe by Maya Popovich, sweet potato and apple are shredded and combined to form crispy and unique Sweet Potato and Apple Latkes. The latkes are a little sweet and a little tangy from the added onion. They’re perfect when paired with this creamy lemon tahini sauce. These can be ready in little to no time, so they also make a fantastic snack! Serve with kale if you’re craving leafy greens on the side.
Maikki Vasala‘s Latkes With Fennel and Avocado Tartare breath newness into the German style of eating latkes with creme fraiche and applesauce. The fresh flavors of fennel, dill, green apple, and horseradish balance the creaminess of avocado and the crispiness of the latkes. The leftover tartare is also the perfect spread for a sandwich or wrap!
Source: Pumpkin Spiced Latkes
An unexpected seasonal twist on a traditional dish is surprisingly delicious! Pumpkin is the perfect compliment to potato latkes in this dish. Subtle hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove mesh perfectly with the pumpkin and potato base of this latke. Top these Pumpkin Spiced Latkes by Sarah and Rocco Pirri with vegan sour cream and onion to make it even more interesting!
This tried-and-true vegan Latkes recipe by Nava Atlas uses oatmeal to hold together the grated potato in place of the customary eggs. For a gluten-free version, quinoa flakes work splendidly. A bit of grated carrot adds extra color and flavor.
Betsy DiJulio‘s Sweet Potato Latkes With Curried Onion-Apple-White Beans are golden beauties: delicious, filling, and festive. And though they are ideal for special occasions, they are simple enough for any day of the week. Jazz up the vegan sour cream layer by folding in chutney.
Source: Harvest Latkes
Rinku Bhattacharya‘s Harvest Latkes are a crisp and spicy take on traditional potato pancakes with rutabaga. The caraway seeds, garlic, and cilantro add a range of flavors you would not expect for any ordinary latke.
Source: Potato and Spinach Latkes
Just one ingredient is all that it takes to breathe new life into an old recipe. Rosalie Livingstone‘s Potato and Spinach Latkes have all the goodness of the traditional dish, with the added goodness of fresh kale! Frying them makes them perfectly crispy.
For more Hanukkah alternatives, you should also check out 20 Plant-Based Hanukkah Recipes To Make it the Best One Yet. The Food Monster App is an incredibly awesome tool to find all kinds of dishes from all over the world, you never know what you’re going to find! With over 10,000 recipes, it’s available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. Full of allergy-friendly recipes, subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
Lead image source: Pumpkin Spiced Latkes