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

3.50 from 2 votes
Gluten Free Crab Cakes
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Gluten-Free Vegan "Crab" Cakes

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 patties
Calories: 261kcal
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


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 39mg2%
Potassium 1457mg42%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More 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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