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a circle of korean pancake wedges served on a white plate with dipping sauce

Korean Pancakes with Scallions (Gluten-free, Paleo, Vegetarian)

Korean Pancakes with Scallions, called Pajeon, are a great main dish or side dish. Higher in protein than Chinese pancakes, these are a great staple, easy meal, fun side dish, popular appetizer or nutritious snack. This version is Gluten-free, Paleo and Vegetarian. Whip together this quick savory treat as a new favorite.
Course Appetizer, DInner, lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Korean
Keyword korean pancakes, Pajeon, scallion pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 servings, depending on if it's a main dish or side dish
Calories 469kcal
Author Megan
Cost $4


  • 2 mixing bowls, one bigger, one smaller
  • frying pan or large skillet
  • spatula


  • 1 bunch scallions cut into 2" lengths, then each length cut a couple of times vertically into strips (see photo in Notes below)
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1 tablespoon honey or coconut sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil plus up to 2 Tablespoons more for cooking
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


  • In a large bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients.
  • In a separate smaller bowl, combine all of the wet ingredients.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Add scallions, and stir to combine.
  • Heat a medium to large skillet or griddle on medium-high heat and coat with about 2 teaspoons sesame oil.
  • Pour ½ the batter onto the skillet, making each pancake about 6 to 7 inches in diameter.
  • Cook about 3 to 4 minutes on the first side, until the bottom is browned (lift it up with spatula to look), then flip and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Add more oil or reduce heat as needed. Repeat with the second pancake. (The sesame oil is not needed to prevent sticking at this point but creates crispier edges and adds flavor.)
    pajeon cooking pancake process 2 photos
  • Transfer to a cutting board, and cut each into 6 equal wedges. Serve with dipping sauce.


How to cut green onions for Pajeon

Cut each scallion into 2" lengths. Then cut each length into halves or quarters vertically, to create strips.
green onions cut vertically for Pajeon


Calories: 469kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 468mg | Sodium: 748mg | Potassium: 250mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 844IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 172mg | Iron: 4mg