Vegan PaJeon – Korean Scallion Pancake

A Jeon translates to ‘Pancake’ in Korean. Pajeon means a green scallion pancake

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When I explain the concept of veganism to my Asian students who are aged between 17-19, they just don’t get it πŸ™‚ As I get to know them through out the semester, they love to give ideas and pass on recipes and food I need to ask for in an Asian restaurant. I don’t accept any parting gifts other than recipes/chopsticks πŸ˜›Β This recipe was a parting gift from a Korean student. It was very nice of her to strike off non-vegan items and suggest replacements πŸ™‚

I tried it today cos I had this big stack of scallions staring at me. I have taken it a step further and have made it gluten-free πŸ™‚

Ingredients:

  • Chickpea flour-1 cup [Or use plain as original recipe states]
  • Rice flour-1/4 cup
  • Sesame seeds-1 tsp
  • Salt-to taste
  • Soy sauce-1 tsp
  • Red chili paste/powder-1 tsp
  • Water-1 cup
  • Scallions-3-discard an inch from top and bottom section and chop them into how wide you want the pancakes to turn out-I chopped them into bits -same length as my index finger πŸ™‚

Method:

  • In a mixing bowl, whisk every ingredient listed above except scallions
  • Heat a griddle, add a tsp of oil, arrange scallions parallel to one another and roast them for a minute and pour some batter over the scallions and let it turn golden brown on one side
  • Turn and cook the other side too
  • Serve with any Asian dipping sauce- I had it with Cannellini bean coconut hummus πŸ™‚

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Strawberry Almond Gluten-free Pancakes

I am not into berries usually 😦 Not into sour fruits. Woke up this morning with an irresistible appetite for pancakes. No flour, No bananas, No chocolate chips – I know , I have to go grocery shopping πŸ™‚ But had strawberries- one of my students gifted them to me on the last class – Thanks, Chris πŸ™‚ Made these pancakes. Was divine.

You need:

  1. Buckwheat flour-1/2 cup [last 1/2 cup-my pantry is literally empty :P]
  2. Quinoa flakes-1/2 cup [This was such a good idea]
  3. Baking powder-2 tsp
  4. Salt-a pinch
  5. Soy milk-1 cup
  6. To be blended (4 ripe strawberries, 3 dates, 1.5 Tbsp apple sauce, 1.5 Tbsp maple syrup,1/3 cup raw almonds)
  7. Chia seeds-a tsp
  8. Dietary fibre-a tsp
  9. Olive oil spray
  10. Vegan butter-1 tsp-for topping

Method:

  • Mix the (1, 2, 3, 4)- the dry ingredients first.
  • To this add the blended strawberries, soy milk and whisk them well until they are no more lumps.
  • Now add chia seeds, dietary fibre and mix them all well and let them sit for 10 mins to
  • Heat a griddle and make pancakes. Top with choc chips (I used normal chocolate) and vegan butter πŸ™‚

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Please note: Adding choc chips into the batter makes the pancake taste 2000 times better πŸ™‚

Vegan Banana Choc-chip Pancakes

Made this super healthy awesome pancake few hours ago πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Was divine. Wonderful way to start the day

You need:

  1. Wholemeal flour-1 cup
  2. Baking powder-2 tsp
  3. Salt-a pinch
  4. Soy milk-3/4 cup
  5. To be blended (1 banana, 1 heaped tsp tahini, 1.5 Tbsp apple sauce, 1 Tbsp maple syrup)
  6. Choc chips-1/3 cup
  7. Chia seeds-a tsp
  8. Dietary fibre-a tsp
  9. Olive oil spray
  10. Vegan butter-1 tsp-for topping

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Method:

  • Mix the (1, 2, 3, 4)- the dry ingredients first.Β 
  • To this add the blended banana puree, soy milk and whisk them well until they are no more lumps.
  • Now add chia seeds, dietary fibre and chocolate chips and mix them all well.
  • Heat a griddle and make pancakes. Top with vegan butter πŸ™‚

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