Print Recipe

Green Onion Okara Pancakes (Pancakes made with soybean pulps)

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 5 pancakes
Author: Maggie Zhu


  • 1/4 cup soy bean pulps (okara)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 green onions , chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoons white pepper
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons peanut oil (or vegetable oil)
  • Black sesame for garnish (Optional)


  • Whisk everything in a big bowl until it just form a runny smooth paste. Do not mix too fast or over mix, which develops gluten and will yield tough pancakes.
  • Heat a nonstick pan with 2 teaspoons oil until hot. Add 1/4 cup pancake mixture and gently shake the pan to form a round pancake. Cook until the bottom set, 30 seconds to 1 minute. You can add a small pinch of black sesame onto the pancake, if using. Flip to cook the other side until the pancake just set, for another 30 seconds. Transfer to a plate and cook the rest pancakes by using the same method.
  • Serve hot as breakfast.