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Vegan okonomiyaki topped with mayonnaise, bbq sauce, green onions and seaweed

Vegan Okonomiyaki Recipe | Japanese-Inspired Savory Pancake

  • Author: Rachel Steenland
  • Total Time: 27 to 31 minutes
  • Yield: 2 large or 4 small Okonomiyaki 1x


Check out our delicious Okonomiyaki recipe – easy, vegan + gluten-free! You’ll love this savory delight hot off the grill, or stored for easy meal prep.


  • 10 ounces / 285 grams shredded cabbage (either green or red cabbage works well)
  • 4 ounces / 140 grams shredded carrots
  • 3 green onions, finely sliced
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour (we use all-purpose gluten-free 1-for-1 flour)
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons white miso paste
  • Avocado oil or olive oil cooking spray




  1. Place cabbage, carrots, green onions, ground flax seeds, sesame seeds, minced garlic and ginger, salt and pepper into a large bowl, mix well to combine.
  2. Add flour, water, and miso paste to a small bowl, whisk well to combine and remove lumps.
  3. Pour batter into cabbage mixture and stir well to combine.
  4. Spray a skillet with cooking oil, then place the skillet over medium heat.]
  5. Once the skillet is hot, add half of the Okonomiyaki batter and flatten out to fill the bottom of the pan.
  6. Cook until golden brown, around 6 to 8 minutes.
  7. Flip and cook the other side until its also golden brown. Keep warm while cooking the other half of the batter.
  8. Garnish the okonomiyaki with your toppings of choice. We like a drizzle of vegan mayonnaise and BBQ sauce, plus green onions, sesame seeds, and vegan Furikake. 



  • If needed you can freeze the cooked okonomiyaki in a sealed container or reusable bag and then store frozen for up to a month. When you’re ready to eat, warm it in the microwave until thawed, but still cool. Then, finish it off in a skillet for maximum flavor!
  • Nutritional information is to be used as a guide only as calories and nutrition vary between products and brands worldwide.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 to 16 minutes

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