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Vegan Croquettes

These easy Vegan Croquettes are perfect finger snack for any party or any occasion. Its crispy from outside and yet creamy and soft from inside. Its oil free and can be oven baked or air fried.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine French
Keyword best vegan croquettes, how to make vegan croquettes, vegan croquettes recipe, vegetarian croquettes recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 75kcal
Author Gunjan



to make croquettes

  • In a food processor combine potatoes, cauliflower, spinach and chickpeas and grind it until it forms dough like texture. Keep it aside.
  • In a nonstick pan combine coconut milk, whole wheat flour, nutritional yeast, nutmeg, garlic powder, salt and pepper and stir well making sure there are no lumps. Turn on the flame and start to cook. Stir continuously until it starts to thickens.
  • Lower the flame to medium heat and fold in the ground veggies. Fold in chopped parsley and turn off the flame. Mix well and cool it down to room temperature.
  • In a big plate keep the panko crumbs ready.
  • Once the dough batter cools down it will be very soft but firmer and more manageable. Take about 2 - 2 ½ tbsp. of the dough batter between your palms and roughly shape it oblong. Roll it oblong in the panko mixture generously. Pick it up gently without breaking and place on a flat surface. Repeat this step for the rest of the dough batter.

to oven bake

  • Preheat oven at 425-degree Fahrenheit and prepare a baking sheet with a parchment paper.
  • Place the rolled croquettes on the prepared baking sheet and bake them in the middle rack of the oven for 40 minutes or until golden brown in color and crispy from the outside.
  • Once done, take it out and serve immediately with ketchup.

to air fry

  • Place the rolled croquettes in the air fryer basket and attach it to the air fryer. Turn it on at 400-degree Fahrenheit for 15 minutes. Depending on the size of your air fryer you may have to air fry in 2-3 batches. Make sure the croquettes are in single layer.


  • For best experience grease the croquettes with cooking spray before baking or air frying.
  • Do not worry about the shape. You may make it round as well. The dough batter will be sticky and very soft but once rolled in panko becomes easy to handle. Once cooked its absolutely form and crispy.
  • This recipe makes about 24 pieces and the serving size is 2 per person.


Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg