Okonomiyaki Recipe (Vegan friendly)

5 from 1 vote

Osaka style okonomiyaki veg recipe ready in 30 minutes. Easy to make and uses oat and whole wheat flour.

okonomiyaki recipe vegan

Ready in 30 Minutes – Okonomiyaki Recipe (Vegetarian/Vegan friendly)

What is okonomiyaki?

  • It is a Japanese savory pancake
  • Its a Japanese street food and per Japan Center it means “grilled as you like it.”
  • So there are a lot of ways to make it with different fillings and toppings.  It is often made with eggs, meat and flour.  Usually cabbage is used.
  • This is a vegetarian recipe.  If you don’t add cheese it is vegan.  

Two styles

  1. Osaka style (this version) – batter is mixed and cooked on skillet
  2. Hiroshima style is fried in layers, has noodles 

Why do I love this okonomiyaki recipe?

  • It is ready in 30 minutes
  • It has more veggies than flour (double veggie to flour mix)
  • I have been experimenting w flour types and have been using half whole wheat flour and half oat flour

Make sure to measure the veggies with scale

okonomiyaki recipe ingredients
okonomiyaki recipe vegan

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okonomiyaki recipe vegan

Okonomiyaki Recipe (Vegan, Vegetarian friendly)

Shilpa Joshi
Osaka style okonomiyaki veg recipe ready in 30 minutes. Easy to make and uses oat and whole wheat flour.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 6 servings
Calories 148 kcal


  • skillet


  • cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup oat flour
  • 8 oz cabbage about 4 cups – thinly chopped
  • 1 carrot shredded, I use a food processor to save time
  • 4 scallions cut in rounds
  • 1 inch ginger minced
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds as topping or put in batter
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp oil plus oil for cooking batter /coating pan


  • Veganaise or mayo
  • Sriracha
  • BBQ sauce
  • Cheese


  • Prep and cut all veggies, ginger, garlic, scallions (save half scallions for topping)
  • Whisk together oat and all purpose flour with 1 1/2 cup water
  • Mix both flour mixture and veggies, ginger, garlic, scallions. Last add baking soda and oil.
  • Heat pan and add 1 tsp oil. Add batter in a round form and spread to make circle (about 4 heaping tbsp). It will be thick. Cook on both sides about 4-5 minutes on medium-high until browned and a bit crispy.
  • Serve with sauces, topped with sesame seeds and scallions. Cheese optional too


Note, this is inspired by Osaka style okonomiyaki


Calories: 148kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 6gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 21mgPotassium: 263mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1824IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 2mg
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