Soft Venezuelan arepas are delicious corn cakes that are naturally gluten free! Made with just a couple of ingredients and completely vegan. Eat as bread for breakfast like arepas con huevas, with grilled vegetables and avocado for lunch or with slow cooked beef for dinner. These arepas are so easy to make. Ready to learn how you can make arepas? Lets get started!

Arepas [Vegan]


Cooking Time




  • 1 1/2 cup maize flour
  • 2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil


  1. Mix maize flour, salt and add the water. Then add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and knead by hand into a consistent dough
  2. Let it rest for 5 minutes
  3. Divide into five pieces and knead each piece into a smooth dough ball
  4. Press the dough ball into a disk to the size and thickness of a hamburger
  5. Preheat the oven to 350°F degrees
  6. Heat a skillet with one or two tablespoons of oil and brush the skillet. Place the four arepas in the frying pan and let them cook slowly in 5-7 minutes and brown
  7. Turn the arepas over and let the bottom also turn brown for 5-7 minutes
  8. Remove the arepas from the pan and place them on a baking sheet and cook them in the oven for another 5 minutes
  9. Remove from the oven and cut in half