Hotteok is a delicious, sweet stuffed Korean pancake made with yeasted dough and stuffed with cinnamon brown sugar and ground nuts. These are popular street food in Korea. The soft, fluffy dough is made with half all-purpose flour and half sweet rice flour.

Hotteok: Korean Pancakes Stuffed With Ground Nuts [Vegan]

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For the Dough:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sweet rice flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup almond milk or other non-dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon oil

For the Filling:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup nuts (peanuts, pecans, or walnuts), finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


To Make the Dough:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, sweet rice flour, sugar, salt, and yeast. Mix well.
  2. Add lukewarm milk and oil; mix well. This is a very sticky dough. Cover and set aside for 1 hour.
  3. Gently deflate the dough and stir well 3-4 times. Cover and set aside for another 30-40 minutes.

To Make the Filling:

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the filling in a small bowl.

To Make the Pancakes:

  1. Generously flour the work surface and divide the dough into 8 pieces. Take a piece of the dough in the palm, roll it into a ball and flatten it lightly.
  2. Put about 1-2 tablespoons filling in the middle of the dough. Press lightly with a spoon and pull the dough over the filling. Form into a ball and flatten it lightly.
  3. Heat 3-4 tablespoons oil in a non-stick pan, place the pancakes on the pan and cook on medium flame for 2-3 minutes or until the bottom is golden brown and crispy. Gently flip and cook on the other side for 2-3 minutes.


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