YEAH, I SAID IT ? Say hello to literally the best vegan crab cakes eva!! Remember when I said being vegan doesn’t have to equal boring? Well, this meal definitely hit the mark of creative, savory, and honestly SO DANG GOOD!!! Oh, and did I mention it’s 100% #plantbased? These are made with heart of palm which gives these zingiest crab cakes the perfect crab-like texture! so happy I gave heart of palm a try and def will make again ?? literally the best Father’s Day brunch! I served it over a bed of grits and sautéed garlic kale – so yum! Swipe to see my vegan brunch ? and to all the vegan lova dads out there – happy Father’s Day! Video on my how-to here.


Recipe by blkandveganCourse: Savory, Brunch, Dinner, LunchCuisine: American
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Smokey, lemony crab cakes! So delish – this is a staple that you would never want to let go!


  • 1 can heart of palm

  • 2 small individual seaweed strips (sliced)

  • 1/4 red and green bell pepper (thinly minced)

  • 1/4 white onion (thinly minced)

  • 1-2 springs dill (minced)

  • 2-3 garlic cloves (minced)

  • 1 tsp Apple cider vinager

  • 1/4 cup almond flour

  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs

  • Seasonings – To Taste
  • Creole seasoning

  • Lemon pepper

  • Smoked paprika

  • Dried basil

  • Red chili flakes

  • Garlic powder 


  • Begin with taking the heart of palm out of the can and washing in cold water – begin to break it down to a crab consistency and chop to make more fine
  • Add in your seaweed, bell pepper, garlic, onion, dill, apple cider vinegar, & lemon juice
  • Next add your seasonings and 1/4th almond flour (can sub for any flour) and mix thoroughly
  • Mix your panko, nutritional yeast and garlic powder and dip your cakes into the batter on both sides
  • Spray each side with canola oil and place in the air fryer @ 370 for 15 minutes or you can fry them in a skillet until golden brown on each side and VOILA!