Sweet Korean Pancakes


Sweet Korean Pancakes

Sweet Korean Pancakes
15 Min
10 Min

Sweet Korean Pancakes ("hotteok") are a popular street food in South Korea, especially in the wintertime. While they can be filled with just about anything, they traditionally feature a sweet filling that includes cinnamon and nuts. From the homemade dough to the melts-in-your-mouth filling, you're going to love everything about these!

What You'll Need

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, divided

What to Do

  1. In a large bowl, whisk 2-1/2 cups flour, baking soda, salt, and 1 tablespoon granulated sugar. Stir in milk and mix until smooth. Gradually add in remaining flour until dough is stiff. On a floured surface, gently knead until dough is smooth. Shape into a ball, cover with a clean dish towel and let rest for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine brown sugar, remaining 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, cinnamon, and walnuts; mix well. Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces. Using your fingers or a rolling pin, press the dough into a 3-inch circle. Place 1 tablespoon of cinnamon-sugar mixture into the center of dough, then bring up the sides and pinch them together to seal tightly. 
  3. Place on a flat surface and, using a rolling pin, gently roll out to about 1/4-inch thickness. Repeat with remaining dough. 
  4. In a large skillet over medium-low heat, heat oil until hot and cook hotteoks in batches 2 to 3 minutes per side or until golden brown. Serve hot. 


For more great Korean recipes, check out our Korean BBQ Beef and Roast Pork Lettuce Wraps!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 12

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 207
  • Calories from Fat 61
  • Total Fat 6.8g 10 %
  • Saturated Fat 0.8g 4 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 4.0g 8 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 1.6mg 1 %
  • Sodium 262mg 11 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 33g 11 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4 %
  • Sugars 10g 0 %

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I made these for dessert when I served Korean BBQ Beef. They complemented our meal beautifully. I was so excited when my pancakes came out looking just like they did on TV. They were wonderful! I think these would be good served for breakfast, too.

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Sounds Great but will the Dough rise without Yields?

Hi there! The dough will rise without yeast, just like in the picture. :) Enjoy!


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