It has a look and feel of eggs but is suitable for people who may have egg allergies or are choosing to eat vegan! This Bánh Xèo recipe is irresistible with a delicately crispy Vietnamese pancake with a golden-brown crust! This dairy and egg-free recipe are so fuss-free and straightforward that you can make it in under 15 minutes. Plus, this healthy vegetarian recipe without eggs is super fresh with garden herbs and red lettuce; you'd want to eat this for lunch and dinner!
Bánh Xèo Vietnamese Pancake Cooking Tips
The key to making a Banh Xeo extra crispy is to use a high quality non-stick pan like this Ninja Foodi NeverStick stainless steel that bakes and browns like a cast iron. It's guaranteed to never stick, chip or flake! I mean, look at that nice crispy char!
What Is Bánh Xèo?
Bánh Xèo is a savoury pancake crepe in Vietnamese cuisine. These crepes are meant to be eaten with fresh herbs like mung bean, sprouts, green onions and mint. Bánh Xèo fillings often consist of pork and shrimp and dipped in a spicy fish sauce called nước cham.
Dairy-Free and Egg-Free Pancakes
These crispy crepes look quite like an omelette, but there are no eggs in the recipe. The yellow colour comes from turmeric powder.
Combined coconut milk with the Bánh Xèo flour to form the batter.
What is Bánh Xèo Flour?
Bánh Xèo flour is simply rice flour, all-purpose flour (or gluten-free flour) mixed together with sugar, salt, curry powder, and turmeric powder.
Vegan Bánh Xèo
Bánh Xèo can easily be turned into a vegan dish by swamping out the traditional Bánh Xèo fillings of pork and shrimp. Opt to stuff your crispy eggless pancake with a ton of mushrooms (I find king oyster mushrooms and shimeji mushrooms work best), firm tofu, vegan shrimp, seitan bacon and even tempeh is incredible!
Sometimes, I think this plant-based vegetarian Vietnamese recipe is tastier than the traditional crispy crepes.
This easy healthy Vietnamese recipe without eggs is well balanced with many textures from crispy and fresh herbs, sweet and sour, crunch and softness. Add this crowd-pleaser to your egg-free lunch or dinner meal prep ideas.
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Bánh Xèo Recipe - Egg-Free Crispy Vietnamese Pancake Crepe
It has a look and feel of eggs but is suitable for people who may have egg allergies or are choosing to eat vegan! This Bánh Xèo recipe is irresistible with a delicately crispy Vietnamese pancake with a golden-brown crust! This dairy-free and egg-free recipe are so fuss-free and straightforward that you can make it in under 15 minutes. Plus, this healthy vegetarian recipe without eggs is super fresh with garden herbs and red lettuce; you'd want to eat this for lunch and dinner!
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 15
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 2 people 1x
- Category: Main Dishes
- Method: Pan Fried
- Cuisine: Vietnamese
Bánh Xèo Recipe - Egg-Free Crispy Vietnamese Pancake Crepe
- 80g rice flour
- 3 tbsp AP flour (Or GF flour)
- 1 tsp sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp turmeric
- ¼ tsp curry powder
- ⅓ C coconut milk
- ⅔ C water
- Vegetable oil for frying
Traditional Banh Xeo Filling
- 100g shrimp
- 100g pork belly, sliced
Vegan Banh Xeo Filling
- 100g king oyster mushrooms, julienne
- 100g shimeji mushrooms
- ½ block firm tofu, sliced
- 10 vegan shrimp, sliced in half
- ½ block tempeh, cooked per packaged instructions, julienne
Banh Xeo Garnish and Wraps
- green onions, 2 inch long, julienne
- mung bean sprouts
- red lettuce
- mint leaves
- sesame leaves
- mustard leaves
- rice paper wrappers
- Combine dry ingredients in a bowl mix well.
- Add wet ingredients, whisk and mix well.
- Cook shrimp and pork belly (or Vegan Banh Xeo fillings, ex. king oysters mushrooms) over medium-high heat in a non-stick pan.
- Season with salt and pepper and a little ground white pepper. Once cooked through, set aside.
- Lightly oil the non-stick pan again and pour in ¼ batter until it forms a thin layer.
- Add green onions, bean sprouts, Banh Xeo filling, ex shrimp and pork belly or mushrooms.
- At this point, the crepe should be dry (done cooking).
- Check to see if the underside is golden brown.
- Fold in half and plate.
- Repeat until the batter is used up.
- Serve with fresh red lettuce, mint, cilantro, sesame leaves and traditional or vegan nước cham.
Serve with a deliciously Spicy Vietnamese Vegan Fish Sauce Nuoc Cham Dipping Sauce.
- Serving Size: 1 plate
- Calories: 297
- Sugar: 3.6 g
- Sodium: 323.5 mg
- Fat: 13.4 g
- Carbohydrates: 31 g
- Protein: 15.4 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: Bánh Xèo Recipe, Egg-Free Crispy Vietnamese Pancake, vietnamese Crepe, vegan banh xeo, dairy and egg-free recipe, healthy vegetarian recipe without eggs, plant based crepe, vegan crepe, vegan vietnamese food
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This eggless vegan pancake is perfect for a quick and yummy meal! Love that it's ready in just 15 mintes!
these crepes turned out so good!
They are dairy free too!
Love the vegan version, thank you!!!
Enjoy this easy crepe recipe!
This recipe is fantastic! Can't wait to make it again already!
Thanks Katie - enjoy!
I would like to make this dish. It sounds delicious. Which type of rice flour do you use? There are so many types, can you name the specify type?
Hi Helen - I just used the thai brand type with the clear bag and green or blue font... It's like $2 / bag. You should be able to find it at any Asian grocery! Hope you can locate it.
love love love this recipe, I have made it a couple of times, and it is a winner!
yay!! love hearing success stories!
I’ve been missing out with this recipe! Super delicious and not just for breakfast!
it's perfect for lunch and dinner. it'a fun and interactive over dinner parties too
Yum!!!! everyone enjoyed this
high five to that!
These egg free crepes are so good! We loved it.
they are so light and airy!
How delicious is this!? I love this one!
Oh wow, need to try this. Sounds amazing. What an interesting dish.
Natalie I just know you will love it
This was so delicious and unique! Love trying out different cuisines.
She's a keeper!
love that this is egg free! soo tasty and delicious!
seriously you won't even miss the eggs
Love this banh xeo recipe! It's perfect for breakfast with the family.
totally amazing to wake up to!
Love these crispy pancakes, easy to make and so delicious even without eggs!
tbh you won't even miss the eggs here!
my first time trying banh xeo and this was amazing
wasn't it so easy to make?
Oooh I’m super excited to make your pancakes!!! I’m egg free and gluten free this makes me so happy! It’s hard to find both at the same time.
super! thanks Julie! hope they turn out bomb!
Mihaela | https://theworldisanoyster.com/ says
These savoury crepes sound so good. I have never made them without eggs, but I trust this recipe to try!
It's a little trick but it's so delicious!
Kayla DiMaggio says
Yum! I had never tried banh xeo before but this was delicious! It made the perfect lunch!
it's too bad most pho restaurants don't serve this!
I'm getting hungry just reading the post and looking at the photos.
Thanks for the support Ang
Andrea White says
Loved this! So good and so easy to make too!
super easy and rewarding!
I like that this banh xeo recipe is egg-free so those with allergens in my family can enjoy it. Great recipe!
I love that everyone can enjoy this!!
I am loving this egg-free crepes, I find them really easy to make and super tasty!
they are super easy to make and you can add almost anything to it!
Love the vegan version of this banh xeo! Very delicious and quick to make. I love how easy it is to customize the fillings too.
Yes i agree - you can make a bunch of fillings and everyone can have a party!
These crispy eggless pancakes are so delicious! Love that they are dairy-free and so quick to make in just 15 minutes. Thank you for this super tasty dinner idea!
I'm so happy to hear everyone loved it Marinela!
Such a unique flavor! Yum!
I can't eat eggs so these banh xeo crepes are perfect for me. Such a delicious meal for lunch or dinner, with such a great crispy texture. I love the garnishes and fillings to go with it.
Oh my goodness, this is super amazing! Fresh flavors and egg free! My family is going to love this. Thank you!
Loved these crepes and the fact that they are vegan is amazing. Great recipe.
not many people realize this recipe is vegan when they think of banh xeo crepes are
This looks incredible! I love Vietnamese cuisine, and I'm so excited to make this!
hooray!! can't wait to see the results Jeri!
Been craving this and am so excited to have found this recipe!
Amanda Scarlati says
Equal parts light and savory. I can't get enough of that tofu and mushroom filling!
It looks so good I love how its dairy and egg-free. A quick bite for me.
Wow this looks so delicious! Can't wait to try!
I love that this recipe is suitable for vegans. I am going to make it for my best friend, and I am sure she’ll love it! The oyster mushroom filling will be so delicious.
That's such a great friend you are! I'm sure she'll go nuts over this!
What a lovely recipe! My boyfriend is egg intolerant so he will love this!
once you nailed the eggless crepe you can make it with other toppings too!
These were a huge hit with my vegan niece! Delicious recipe!
wonderful!! i'm so happy to hear that she loved this crispy eggless pancake!
Kayla DiMaggio says
I have never tried banh xeo before but this was delicious! I loved how easy it was and all the flavors were delicious!
this recipe is a crowd pleaser! so glad you love it!