My family loves Trader Joe's Scallion Pancakes! I always wished they were gluten free, so I set out to make my own version. Pa Jeon is the Korean name for these delicious onion pancakes as they originated in Korea and are a popular snack. They can be filled with seafood and other items, and are typically made with rice flour. I figured, if Trader Joe can make them with wheat flour, I can make them gluten free!
These are Trim Healthy Mama friendly but there are choices. There are several ways to make these, which I will explain later in the post. For now, the recipe!
As far as the variations, you can use this recipe as an E, FP or S… But first let me show you how to make these delicious Korean Pancakes, known in Korea as Pa Jeon.
Step One: Slice green onions (scallions) or whatever onions you have on hand
Step Two: Mix Miso and water, mixing well, then add eggs and Baking Blend mixing until combined.
Step Three: Spray pan with cooking spray.
IF you want to make this an S (fats for fuel) then you can use butter or coconut oil or even a little bacon grease.
This is optional, but I like doing it this way as it makes the pancakes more uniform; turn on heat to medium and put wide mouth mason jar rings in the pan. Once the pan is hot, add the scallions or onions to the rings — by the way, you can ONLY use metal for this, never ever use plastic or cookie cutters that might melt — not that I've ever done that in the past... 😉 If you don't want to use the rings, just pour the batter in the pan like you normally would pancakes.
Step Four: Add batter to rings, divide evenly using a 1/4 cup measuring scoop or spoon.
Step Five: Using tongs, remove rings before batter sets (or it will stick to rings) about half a minute to a minute after adding the batter. It will spread out just a little but not too much. When one side is browned nicely, flip and brown the other side.
How do these compare to Trader Joe's in taste? Phenomenal! I actually preferred the gluten free version.
Let's take a look at the numbers.
Before I begin, if you are not sure what S, E and FP are, these are references to the Trim Healthy Mama Plan for healthy weight loss.
You can receive 2 months menu plans for free at my Home Page, the option at the very bottom is for THM updates. You can also sign up for my regular ThatOrganicMom updates there as well.
Now, for the variations:
To make this recipe an Energizing version (low fat), use 2 eggs and 4 egg whites. Do everything else exactly the same.
To make this recipe an Fuel Pull (low carbs and low fat) use 8 egg whites.
To make this recipe a Satisfying version (low carbs) use 4 eggs and you can even top it with sour cream.
This recipe makes four servings, although my kids can eat more than one serving and with their growing bodies, they can eat several!
To see more THM recipes go to my Weight loss page, although this is not only for Trim Healthy Mama's it actually makes a wonderful back to school breakfast. These can be made ahead and stored in the fridge for 3 days or in the freezer for 2 months. Simply take them out and reheat on the stove, in the oven or however you would normally heat foods.
Trader Joe's Copy Cat Scallion Pancakes
see blogpost for variations for S, E, and FP
- 2 whole eggs and 4 egg whites OR 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup of Baking Blend
- 1 tablespoon of water
- 1 tablespoon of miso (any kind will do, if you do not have miso just add an extra tablespoon of water but also add a dash of soy sauce or salt)
- bunch of green onions, washed and cut in 1 inch pieces OR any onion diced small
- Mix miso and water well in a bowl
- Add eggs and mix well
- Add Baking Blend
- Spray pan with cooking spray
- Over medium heat, cook scallions or onions in pan till slightly softened
- In four equal parts add batter to pan (as in pancakes)
- Let cook till brown, then flip and finish browning the 2nd side.