All these ingredients bind together just like they should and the flavors remained the same, without the use of any eggs, with the broccoli and spices in center stage. Whether you follow a plant-based diet or are just looking to discover a new delicious recipe, these crispy pancakes with cashew cheese sauce won't disappoint.

Broccoli Pancakes With ‘Cheese’ Sauce [Vegan]







For the Broccoli Pancakes:

  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, plus more for garnish
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 vegan egg replacer (powdered egg replacer or 1 tablespoon ground flax plus 3 tablespoons water)
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Lemon wedges for serving

For the "Cheese" Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews
  • 4 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • About 1 cup warm water


To Make the Broccoli Pancakes:

  1. Steam your broccoli until tender, not mushy, using whichever method you prefer. Allow it to cool slightly and then roughly chop into small pieces that are recognizable, but small enough that you could form into a mound.
  2. In the bottom of a large bowl, make your vegan egg by whisking 2 tablespoons egg powder with 1/2 cup cold water. Add the garlic powder, red pepper flakes, baking powder, flour, salt, and pepper. Then, add the chopped broccoli and stir to combine
  3. Heat olive oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Then, scoop a 2-tablespoon-sized mound of broccoli batter into the pan, flattening the top with the back of your spoon or spatula. Repeat with additional batter, leaving at least an inch between pancakes. Once browned (about 2 minutes), flip and cook until the other side is equally browned (about another 2 minutes). Repeat with additional batter, adding more oil if needed, until complete. Top with more red pepper flakes and serve with a squeeze of lemon and cheese sauce.

To Make the "Cheese" Sauce:

  1. Add cashews, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, chili powder, olive oil, and salt, to a food processor. While ingredients whiz together, slowly drizzle in warm water until you've reached a smooth and creamy consistency (you may need a bit more or less than 1 cup).

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 1420 | Total Carbs: 103 g | Total Fat: 89 g | Total Protein: 45 g | Total Sodium: 442 g | Total Sugar: 21 g Per Serving: Calories: 473 | Carbs: 34 g | Fat: 30 g | Protein: 15 g | Sodium: 147 mg | Sugar: 7 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.