Korean Sweet Pancakes (Hotteok) Recipe

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Ian Modified: December 7, 2021
Korean Sweet Pancakes (Hotteok) Recipe


How To Make Korean Sweet Pancakes (Hotteok)

Hotteok is a popular Korean street food. It is essentially a sweet pancake that's filled with a rich sugar syrup.

Prep: 1 hr 25 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 1 hr 35 mins


  • water
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 2 tsp dry yeast
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cup all purpose flour, (additional ½ cup)
  • ½ cup turbinado sugar, (or brown sugar)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 tbsp walnuts, chopped


Hotteok dough:

  1. Place 1 cup of lukewarm water into a mixing bowl.

  2. Add white sugar, yeast, kosher salt, vegetable oil, and stir it well.
  3. Add 2 cups all purpose flour and mix it with a rice scoop, or by hand.
  4. Let the dough rise. It should sit with the lid closed at room temperature for 1 hour.
  5. After an hour the dough will rise to double its size. Knead it to remove the gas bubbles in the dough.
  6. Let it rise for another 10 to 20 minutes.


  1. Mix the turbinado sugar, cinnamon powder, and walnuts in a bowl.
  2. Knead the dough again to remove the gas bubbles.
  3. Place and spread about ½ cup flour on the cutting board.

  4. Put the dough on the cutting board and knead it. Make it into a lump, and cut it into 8 equal-sized balls.

  5. Take 1 dough ball, flatten it, put some filling in the center of the dough, and then seal it to make a ball.
  6. Repeat this 8 times to make 8 stuffed balls.
  7. Heat up your non-stick pan over medium heat and add some vegetable oil.
  8. Place 1 ball on the pan and let it cook for 30 seconds.
  9. When the bottom of the dough ball is light golden brown, turn it over and press the dough with a spatula to make a thin and wide circle (about the size of a CD).
  10. Let it cook about 1 minute until the bottom is golden brown.
  11. Turn it over again and turn down the heat very low.
  12. Place the lid on the pan and cook 1 more minute. The brown sugar filling mixture will be melted to syrup!
  13. Serve hot!


  • Sugar: 16g
  • :
  • Calcium: 12mg
  • Calories: 202kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 41g
  • Fat: 2g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 78mg
  • Protein: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 148mg
  • Vitamin A: 1IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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