Gluten-Free Crab Cakes

Gluten-Free Vegan “Crab” Cakes

If you’re a fan of crab cakes, this vegan version offers a great plant-based alternative that approximates the look and texture of the “real thing.” While I can’t vouch entirely for the flavor (I’ve never had actual crab cakes!), this hubby-approved appetizer does provide a “seafood-like” experience that’s delicious in its own right.

Gluten-Free Crab Cakes Recipe

3.5 from 2 votes
Gluten-Free Crab Cakes
Gluten-Free Vegan "Crab" Cakes
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 patties
Calories: 261 kcal
Author: Ricki Heller
  • 2 cups well-cooked drained and rinsed chickpeas (about 1 large can)
  • 1 (14-ounce) can hearts of palm either whole or chunks
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup chickpea flour sifted
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Kosher or fine sea salt to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the chickpeas to break them up. Add the hearts of palm and pulse a few times more to blend, leaving some visible texture. Transfer to a medium bowl.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Using a large ice cream scoop or ⅓ cup measuring cup, scoop the mixture onto the baking sheet and flatten slightly to form patties.
  4. Bake for 20-30 minutes, flipping the patties about halfway through, until browned on both sides. Serve with gluten-free cocktail sauce or another sauce of choice.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Vegan "Crab" Cakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 261 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 39mg 2%
Potassium 1457mg 42%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 15g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 1.5%
Vitamin C 8.5%
Calcium 5.6%
Iron 19.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Chickpeas Crab Dijon Mustard Flax Magazine Old Bay Seasoning
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