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Tortilla Hoteok with Cinnamon Sugar Filling

Tortilla Hoteok with Cinnamon Sugar Filling

One of many things I miss about Korea is the street food. But it’s sad when I am unable to recreate the things that I miss so much because I don’t have the ingredients that I need.

Tortilla Hoteok3So I’ve learned to adapt and make the things that I want with the things that I have. Also sometimes I feel too lazy to go through all that trouble to make the things I want. I am sort of lazy when it comes to spending way too much time in the kitchen.

Tortilla Hoteok2Hoteok is made with rice cake batter filled with cinnamon sugar fillings inside with some nuts. It’s sweet and delicious. Since I didn’t have the rice flour or I just wanted to fix it quickly, I used tortillas instead.

And it was a great substitute and my two little ones loved it!

Tortilla Hoteok4To make this you will need about 4 small tortillas. I used whole grain corn tortilla but you can use any types of tortillas.

Tortilla Hoteok5In small bowl, mix 4 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons crushed pecans or almonds or walnuts.

Tortilla Hoteok6Heat about 1 tablespoon oil (or spray with cooking spray) in pan. Place tortillas. Drizzle with honey.

Tortilla Hoteok7Add about a spoonful filling over the honey. Fold the tortillas in half and cook on both sides, until the filling melts.

Tortilla Hoteok8You can add some powdered sugar over the cooked tortillas, if you’d like.

Tortilla Hoteok
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This is a simplified and fusion version of Korean Hoteok that uses tortillas instead of rice flour batter.
Recipe type: Korean Dessert
Cuisine: Korean
Serves: 4 hoteoks

  • 4 small tortillas (whole wheat, corn, or white)
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons crushed nuts (pecan, walnut, or almonds)
  • 1 tablespoon oil or cooking spray
  • honey
  • powdered sugar

  1. In small bowl, mix brown sugar, cinnamon and nuts.
  2. Heat oil in pan. Place tortillas and drizzle each tortilla with enough honey.
  3. Add about a spoonful of the filling over the honey. Fold the tortilla in half and cook on both sides until the filling is melted.
  4. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve warm.



2 Responses to “Tortilla Hoteok with Cinnamon Sugar Filling”

  1. #
    Belinda @zomppa — May 6, 2013 at 4:23 am

    I’m so impressed that you do! This looks really addictive.

  2. #
    Tracy — May 6, 2013 at 4:56 am

    Aaahhh….Korean Street Food, Yes, Ma’am! Right outside Osan AB, we’d buy these little doughy cinnamon pancakes and I was always too embarassed to buy more than one Ü when I know I could have eaten a dozen. And steamed mandu….I’m hungry now. Can’t wait to try these! You have the best recipes! Thanks for all you do!

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