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Hotteok (Sweet Korean Pancakes)

Hotteok (Sweet Korean Pancakes)

  • Author: Audrey
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 pancakes 1x


Immerse yourself in the world of happiness with a recipe that goes beyond the pancakes. Hotteok, the Korean Sweet Pancakes embody comfort and indulgence. Just imagine taking a bite into a pancake that offers a contrast – a crispy layer giving way to a wonderfully gooey center. These pancakes are a comforting blend of the warmth of street food culture, with the sweetness of a dessert. Come with us on this voyage of preparing these dainties that have captured hearts and pleased taste buds, for generations.




1 1/4 cups flour

1/2 cup rice flour

1 packet yeast

2 tbsp sugar

1/4 tsp salt

3/4 cup milk (warmed)

1 tbsp butter (melted)

4 tbsp cooking oil (for frying)


1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

3 tbsp walnuts (chopped, substitute pecans)


Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl; mix together 1 1/4 cups of flour, 1/2 cup of rice flour, a packet of yeast, 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

Next, add the wet ingredients; pour in 3/4 cup of warmed milk and 1 tablespoon of butter. Stir everything together until a dough forms.

Allow the dough to rise; shape it into a ball and cover the bowl. Let it sit for around 1 to 2 hours until it almost doubles in size.

Once the dough has risen, divide it into eight pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. Then flatten them until they are 4 inches wide.

Now it’s time to fill and seal the pancakes; place 1 tablespoon of filling in the center of each flattened dough circle. Fold over the dough to create a ball with the filling

Gently flatten these filled balls into pancakes that are 3 inches wide.

In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat four tablespoons of cooking oil.

Fry the pancakes until they turn brown on both sides, which should take around half a minute to one minute per side.

For some deliciousness add one tablespoon of water to the pan. Cover it with a lid. Allow them to steam for about half a minute so that the filling melts perfectly.

Serve these delights and savor every bite! Experience the blend of textures and flavors that Hotteok offers providing you with an introduction, to the world of Korean street food and desserts.


If you’re looking to put a gluten-free twist on the classic Hotteok recipe there’s an easy way to make it suit your dietary preferences. Instead of using all purpose flour you can try using gluten free all purpose flour, which is readily available, in stores. This straightforward substitution lets you to enjoy the textures and flavors without stressing about the gluten content. Don’t forget to choose a gluten-free yeast as well ensuring that every component of the recipe remains free from gluten. Whether you’re following a lifestyle or have celiac disease these pancakes offer a delicious journey that caters to your needs. So go ahead. Embrace the free path while embarking on your very own Hotteok adventure!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes