Vegan Potato Pancakes

Vegan Potato Pancakes Gluten Free From My Bowl Cashew Sour Cream

5 from 3 reviews

These Vegan Potato Pancakes are perfect for a savory Breakfast or Dinner! They’re perfect with some Cashew “Sour Cream” and a sprinkle of Green Onion.



For the Potato Pancakes:

  • 2 tbsp Ground Flax + 5 tbsp Water
  • 35 Russet Potatoes (depending on size)
  • 2 Green Onions
  • 2 tbsp All-Purpose Flour of Choice (I used a GF blend)
  • 1 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

For the Cashew “Sour Cream” Spread:

  • 1/2 cup Cashews, soaked
  • 1 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 tbsp Dill Pickle Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Filtered Water


For the Potato Pancakes:

  1. First, prepare your Flax “eggs” by mixing 2 tbsp of Ground Flax with Water in a small bowl. Set Aside.
  2. Second, rinse and Peel your Potatoes, then grate them using either a hand grater or in your food processor, if you have one. Squeeze the liquid out of your shredded potatoes, then place them in a colander or strainer and let drain for a few minutes.
  3. In the meantime, finely chop the Green Onions. Separate the whiter “onion” portion from the thinner, more flimsy green portions.
  4. In a large bowl, add the white portion of the Green Onions, Flax Eggs, Nutritional Yeast, Salt, and Flour. Stir well, then fold in the grated and drained Potatoes. Mix until everything is well incorporated.
  5. Heat a nonstick pan or griddle to medium-low. Add 1/2 cup of the batter to the pan and spread it out a bit using a spatula, so the Potato Pancake is about 1/2″ thick. Let cook on this side for 5 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes.
  6. Repeat with the remaining batter, cooking multiple pancakes at one time if your pan allows for it. 
  7. Serve with a drizzle of Cashew Sour Cream, the green portions of the chopped Green Onion, and Fresh Tomatoes or Ketchup. Store any leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days.

For the Cashew Sour Cream:

  1. Drain the soaked cashews, then add them to a high speed blender with all of the remaining ingredients. Blend for 45 – 60 seconds, or until smooth. 
  2. Drizzle over pancakes, and store any leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days.


Ground Flax may be substituted for Ground Chia Seeds.

You may use any flour you’d like to help bind the pancakes, but I would not recommend Oat Flour, as it is naturally sweet and will not work as well as other finer flours.