Trader Joe’s Green Onion Pancakes Recipe


Trader Joe’s Green Onion Pancakes Recipe can be made at home with just a few simple household baking ingredients. They’re a perfect traditionally classic Chinese recipe that is great for breakfast, lunch or as a side.

trader joes green onion pancakes with soy sauce

We Tried Trader Joe’s Green Onion Pancakes

Trader Joe’s Green Onion Pancakes are full of wonderful layers. It’s part of what makes them delicious. And when you’re replicating them with our copycat recipe at home, you’ll want to allow resting time so that your pancakes don’t come out too dense.

One helpful hint that we can give you is to not smash them down with the spatula in attempt to make them brown more rapidly. That’s just going to smoosh down any layers.

Trader Joe’s Copycat Scallion Pancakes

Both green onions and scallions look exactly alike. Both have long, hallow stems that are green in appearance. They have a bit milder flavor than a regular onion, which makes them suitable for being eaten raw rather than cooked.

Step by Step to Make Korean Pancakes or Pa Jeon

To make our copycat Korean Pancakes or Pa Jeon, another name for copycat Trader Joe’s Green Onion Pancakes, you can follow our easy step by step instructions below.

Macro variations:

Perhaps your dietary restrictions require gluten free ingredients. If that’s the case, there’s beauty in making our copycat recipe. You can substitute your favorite all-purpose gluten free flour in place of the regular all-purpose flour, using a one-to-one ratio. This will accommodate dietary restrictions with delicious results.

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Air Fryer Scallion Pancakes

Though our step-by-step instructions tell how to cook Trader Joe’s Green Onion Pancakes in a non-stick skillet, you can also cook Air fryer scallion pancakes. Here’s how:

Make the dough as outlined in our recipe below. Let it rest. When you reach the point of cooking your pancakes, preheat your air fryer to 350F degrees. Spray your air fryer basket with olive oil. Cook for 5 minutes. Flip the pancake and fry for an additional 5 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy!

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Scallion Pancakes

To make air fryer scallion pancakes, you’ll need the following ingredients, 6 green onions, vegetable oil, salt, all-purpose flour, and water.

How To Make Air Fryer Scallion Pancakes

To make air fryer scallion pancakes, just follow the recipe below and use the cooking instructions above. Remember that using an air fryer typically produces a dry heat and you’ll want to be careful to not overcook your food.

What Is A Scallion Pancake?

Scallion pancakes are a traditional Chinese food available in Chinese restaurants and street vendors. There are many different versions of recipes that vary by region.

Scallion pancakes are typically made from a basic dough and are pan fried or can be air fried. They are a nicely layered pancake that is lovely in texture.

trader joes green onion pancake dough

How Do You Eat Scallion Pancakes?

Scallion pancakes can be eaten as an appetizer, for breakfast or lunch. They can be cut into pizza like slices and eaten plain or dipped in a favorite sauce such as a soy sauce or hot sauce to name a few possibilities.

What Dipping Sauces Go Best With Scallion Pancakes?

A few of the dipping sauces that go best with scallion pancakes are as follows. However, be sure to choose your preferred sauce.

Korean Dipping Sauce. To make this you’ll need 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, 2 ounces tofu, 1/3 cup red pepper paste, ¼ cup honey, 2 tablespoons sesame oil, 2 cloves garlic, 1 scallion. The ingredients are mixed together and served chilled.

Chile Dipping Sauce. To make this you’ll need ½ cup rice vinegar, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon garlic, 1 teaspoon ginger, 1 tablespoon sriracha, ½ teaspoon chili flakes, 2 tablespoons cornstarch. Heat ingredients until boiling. Stir well until thickened. Remove from heat.

Mango Dipping Sauce. To make this you’ll need 4 cups freshly diced mango, 1 red bell pepper minced, 1 jalapeno pepper minced, 1 shallot minced, 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, 1 teaspoon salt.  

Orange Dipping Sauce. To make this you’ll need 1 cup orange marmalade, 2 tablespoons sliced scallions, 2 teaspoons soy sauce, 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice, 1 teaspoon Sriracha, pinch of salt to taste.

Egg Roll Dipping Sauce. To make this you’ll need 3 tablespoons soy sauce, 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 2 teaspoons corn starch, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, 1 teaspoon ginger, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon onion powder. Bring to a boil, stirring until thickened. Remove from heat.

Pot Sticker Soy Dipping Sauce. To make this you’ll need 1 tablespoon sesame oil, 2 teaspoons minced garlic, 1 scallion chopped, 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, ¼ cup rice wine vinegar, ½ cup white sugar, ¾ cup soy sauce.

Spicy Mayo Dipping Sauce. To make this you’ll need ½ cup mayonnaise, 1 ½ teaspoons sweet chili sauce, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, dash of onion powder to taste.

trader joes green onion pancake dough rolled out

How Do You Air Fry Trader Joe’s Scallion Pancakes?

To air fry the store-bought version of Trader Joe’s Scallion pancakes, preheat your air fryer to 400F degrees. Then place a single pancake into the basket and cook for three minutes, flip and cook for another three minutes or until desired doneness is achieved. Repeat for each pancake.

How Do You Reheat Chinese Food In The Air Fryer?

To reheat Chinese takeout food in the air fryer, preheat the air fryer to 375F degrees. Add the food to the air fryer basket and heat for about 3 minutes at a time until the food is warmed through.

Trader Joe’s Taiwanese Green Onion Pancakes

Trader Joe’s Taiwanese Green Onion Pancakes are green onion pancakes that are intended to be used as an appetizer, snack, or side dish for breakfast or lunch. They require just a few simple ingredients to make them.

trader joes green onion pancakes rolled up

Trader Joe’s Fans Are Loving Its New Taiwanese Green Onion Pancakes

From the sounds of it, Trader Joe’s fans are really enjoying its new Taiwanese Green Onion Pancakes.

What fans have to say about the green onion pancakes reviews

Trader Joe’s fans are saying that the green onion pancakes are delicious. Many have also given reports on social sharing sites such as “yum”, “they’re delicious”, or “I’m going to look for them next time”. If you like the ones in store, we think you’ll like this easy homemade version too.

What are Trader Joe’s Scallion Pancakes?

Trader Joe’s Scallion pancakes are a Chinese savory flatbread that have been brushed with oil and minced scallions. They’re typically pan fried which gives them a nice crispy golden-brown exterior.

trader joes green onion pancakes cooking

Where In the Store?

They’re found in the freezer section of participating Trader Joe’s stores. And if you make them at home, they can also be stored in your freezer if desired. Just place them in a zipped plastic bag or food safe airtight container and freeze them for up to two months.

How to Serve Trader Joe’s Scallion Pancakes

Our favorite way to serve our copycat Trader Joe’s Scallion Pancakes is to cut them into wedges and serve them with a soy sauce-based dip, using two parts rice wine vinegar and one part soy sauce. They are perfect as an appetizer or side dish for a meal.

Are the Green Onion Pancakes seasonal?

Green onion pancakes don’t have to be seasonal when you make them at home. You can have them anytime. Green onions tend to be a spring food, but scallions are carried at most every grocery store year-round. Why not make them year round!

trader joes green onion pancakes and dip

The taste

The taste is like a traditional flat bread or Naan bread with the addition of a hint of scallion flavor.

The packaging

If you have leftover Trader Joe’s Green Onion pancakes, you can package them and prepare them to be stored in either the refrigerator or freezer. Simply place them in an airtight container and they can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months and in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Dipping Sauces

If you’re looking to enhance the flavor of your Trader Joe’s Green Onion Pancakes, be sure to serve them with your favorite dipping sauces. There are a variety of ideas noted above for dipping sauces

trader joes green onion pancakes with soy sauce

How to Make Trader Joe’s Taiwanese Green Onion Pancakes

To make Trader Joe’s Taiwanese Green Onion Pancakes, you’ll create a basic all-purpose flour dough and let it rest. Shape the pancakes and allow those to rest. Chop the green onions and apply them to the outside of the pancakes, along with oil for frying. Fry them until browned.


6 green onions
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup water


1. In an electric stand mixer with dough attachment, mix together all-purpose flour and ½ teaspoon salt.

2. Slowly add water and mix for 2 minutes. Cover with a cloth and let rest for 30 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, wash green onions and cut them.

4. Shape the dough into a ball and divide it into 4 pieces and roll out each piece.

5. Brush each piece with oil and add green onion. Let stand for 30 minutes.

6. Heat a non-stick pan to medium heat. Pour ½ tablespoon of vegetable oil into the pan.

7. Add pancake and cook until lightly browned. Flip and cook remaining side.

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