Authentic Chinese Green Onion Pancake Recipe – 100% Vegan!

crispy asian pan fried snack food on plate

Green onions aka “Scallion” pancakes is a Chinese appetizer type of flatbread that is made with flour, green onions, and oil. If done properly it should be crispy on the outside, and chewy on the inside with a green oniony flavor.

In the western world you can sometimes find scallion pancakes in the frozen aisle at the supermarket, they’re also sold in ready-to-eat hot food sections in some Asian grocery stores. It is one of my favorite Chinese appetizer dishes and so I had to learn how to make it myself at home. It is incredibly cheap and easy to make, and it is very simple.

Authentic Chinese Green Onion Pancake Recipe

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Yield: 8-10 pancakes

Things You’ll Need:

  • White Flour – 16 oz or 2 cups
  • Baking Powder – 2 tsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Sugar – 1/2 tsp
  • Vegetable Stock Powder (or whatever stock powder you have if you’re not vegan) – 3/4 tsp
  • Water – 16 oz or 2 cups
  • 2 green onions


  1. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together
  2. Put in the water and mix until there are no lumps
  3. Chop up your green onions. Make sure they’re diced really fine, this is because you want your pancakes to be thin and crispy, and small bits of onions will be better mixed into the pancake.
  4. Get your pan nice and hot on medium to medium high heat.
  5. Add in a generous amount of oil
  6. Put in a big scoop of batter into the pan and spread it really flat on the pan with a spoon as if you’re making a crepe.
  7. Cook on both sides till each side is lightly browned like you see in the picture above this post.


  • Try cutting them into quarters before serving, this will make eating them easier.
  • Make the pancakes as thin as you possibly can, the thinner it is the more crispy it will be!
  • The more oil you add, the more crispy and tasty it will get.
  • Eat them fresh! Ideally eat them immediately as they come off the pan when they’re at their crispiest and most delicious

I had this tonight and so I thought I’d share this recipe here on my blog. I hope you try it out and tell me what you think of it below in the comments. If you liked it, please share this post on social media.

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2 thoughts on “Authentic Chinese Green Onion Pancake Recipe – 100% Vegan!

    • They’ll still be okay in a potluck, but imo they’re best served right off the pan when they’re fresh and crispy. once they sit for a while they get soggy, and while still good, are just a chewy/greasy thing.

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