Baked Vegan Potato Cakes – Latkes!

I’ve done it! I’ve veganized my Mother in-law’s Kugel potato cake! And it couldn’t have been easier. All I did was remove the eggs. I didn’t replace it with anything else, simply removed them. And the result? Exactly the same! I turned mine into individual sized vegan potato cakes – latkes, but they can be baked in a pyrex tray, and cut up into squares.

They’re comforting, have only 6 ingredients, and taste heavenly. So, I’m sure you can imagine how excited I was to let her taste them. Guess what? She couldn’t tell the difference.

That’s the beauty! A lot of the time non-vegan recipes have animal products just for the sake of it, but don’t serve a purpose, and can easily be removed.

So, I have veganized my Mother in-law’s Kugel, potato cake, turned them into addicting, small vegan potato cakes, and have even convinced her to make hers without eggs next time. 🙂

All you’ll need is to get your hands on matzo meal, which can be found in kosher food stores, or in the kosher aisle of your grocery store, and you’re all set to go.

vegan potato cakes

What You’ll Need

Makes 12 vegan potato cakes

  • 5 (700 gr) Peeled Grated Potatoes
  • 1 (105 gr) Onion
  • 1 Teaspoon of Sea Salt
  • 1/3 Cup (45 gr) of Matzo Meal
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil + more for drizzling
  • 1 Tablespoon (4 gr) of Nutritional Yeast


1. Preheat the oven to 320 degrees F (160 C), then peel and grate the potatoes and onion and place into a bowl.

2. Next, add the olive oil, matzo meal and sea salt, and give it all a good mix. If your mixture is still a bit soggy add an extra sprinkle of matzo meal.

3. Form 12 vegan latkes and place them onto a baking tray lined with baking paper, then pop them into the oven for 15 – 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

vegan potato cakes

4. Take them out to slightly cool and dig in!

vegan potato latkes

Recipes To Try Next Time

Here are a few recipes I think you might like. Savory Vegan Drop Biscuits that’ll be ready to pop into the oven in under 5 minutes! Served with a delicious easy to make spring onion and garlic cashew cream.

vegan drop biscuits

Or if you’re in the mood for some refreshing goodness then these Vegan Summer Rolls are for you! Served with a sweet and sour tamarind sauce. Be warned because they’re super addictive.

vegan summer rolls

And for your sweet tooth are these insanely delicious No Bake Chocolate Bliss Balls. Rolled in toasted almonds and perfectly infused with coffee, you need these in your life!

chocolate bliss balls

So there you have it. Enjoy, and if you make any of these be sure to tag me on Instagram @lets_brighten_up. It honestly makes my day seeing your creations. xx

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2 thoughts on “Baked Vegan Potato Cakes – Latkes!

    1. Thanks Dunori. You can, but note that it will slightly change the texture of them. If you’re using A/P I would recommend starting with half the amount written, mix, then see if you need more. Good Luck 🙂

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