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Lemon Flan. Vegan Flan Recipe

Lemon Flan. Vegan Flan Recipe. No Bake No Egg No agar Custard flan with caramelized coconut sugar. Spanish Custard flan or Creme Caramel. Vegan gluten-free Soy-free Oil-free Recipe. Makes 2-3 ramekins. I used two 3.5 inch ramekins.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 2
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Vegan Richa



  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp water

Flan custard:

  • 1/4 cup cashews soaked for 15 mins or longer
  • 1 tbsp chickpea flour 1/2 tsp more for more set
  • 1/2 tsp starch cornstarch or arowroot (1/2 tsp more for more set)
  • a pinch of baking soda
  • 2 tbsp sugar or sweetener of choice
  • 2 drops vanilla extract
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • a good pinch of kala namak Indian sulphur salt for eggy flavor or use nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • add some lemon zest for more lemony custard


For the caramel:

  • Heat all the ingredients in a skillet over medium heat. Mix continuously in the beginning until the sugar mixes in. Use powdered sugar for even caramel if needed. Once the sugar is boiling and bubbly, pour into ramekins. Move the ramekins around to spread the caramel all over the bottom quickly as the caramel will harden.

For the custard:

  • Blend all the ingredients until very smooth. Depending on your blender, it might take a minute or so. Pour into a skillet and cook over medium heat. I use the same skillet in which i make the caramel. The mixture will start to thicken and lump after about 2 mins. Keep whisking every few seconds until the mixture thickens evenly. Another 2 mins or so. Cook for another 3 minutes or until the chickpea flour is cooked through. Taste carefully to check. You can also adjust sweet or tang at this point or add in some zest for zestier flan. This step total 6 to 8 mins.
  • Pour this hot mixture into caramel ramekins. Tap to even out.
  • Cool for 5 mins, then refrigerate for atleast an hour.
  • To serve, Place ramekins in hot (just boiling) water for 15 -20 seconds, invert onto serving plate and serve. If the sugar caramel is stuck to the ramekin, place the ramekin in the hot water (or microwave for a few seconds) until the caramel is melted and pour over the flan. Serve immediately.


Nutritional values based on one serving


Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 419mg | Potassium: 138mg | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1.3mg