Mini Russian Pancakes “Oladii”

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 2 reviews


Cook time Cook time: 20 minutes

A beloved and sweet breakfast of mini russian pancakes “oladii” that are dense, chewy, fluffy and delicious. Served with your favorite jam or sauce.

When I was in high school and even through college  I used to skip breakfast. As strange as it may sound, eating or drinking something that early in the day used to make me feel sick. But even during those times, I could never turn down a batch of homemade mini russian pancakes with homemade jam. These fluffy clouds of dough are very popular in Eastern Europe. We usually serve them with sour cream, jam or preserves.

My grandmother and mom used to make these for me every weekend. It felt great to wake up to the smell of mini russian pancakes coming from the kitchen. They are a little different from the usual western pancake. As you can see they are smaller in size, usually eaten by hand and the texture is denser and fluffier. The western pancakes have a more cake like texture, while these are denser, chewier and they don’t crumble.

You can serve them with your favorite toppings: peanut butter and jelly, whipped cream, maple syrup, or just keep it simple with a good jam that you will smoother on top of the mini russian pancakes.

My mother in law stays with us, since she takes care of the baby, and she makes some amazing mini russian pancakes just the way we love them. Usually a big batch is waiting for us on the counter when we wake up on Saturdays and I am always looking forward to that. My son also developed a taste for them and loves his plain as well as they are a tad sweet.

If you are looking to change your breakfast routine and to try something new, these mini russian pancakes must be on your must try list.

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5 from 2 reviews

Mini Russian Pancakes "Oladii"

A beloved and sweet breakfast of mini russian pancakes "oladii" that are dense, chewy, fluffy and delicious. Served with your favorite jam or sauce.
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 20 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Total time: 30 mins



Nutrition information

Calories: 123 Carbohydrates: 13 Protein: 2 Fat: 6 Saturated Fat: 0 Cholesterol: 25 Sodium: 14 Potassium: 42 Fiber: 0 Sugar: 3 Vitamin A: 50 Calcium: 24 Iron: 0.7
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These would be great for the breakfast in bed!!


I like the way you think Angie :)



I used to hate eating breakfast too and would always be skipping it. But now, I look forward to breakfast... weird! These russian pancakes look so much more fluffier than regular pancakes and I adore how small they are !


I look forward to breakfast now too, funny how we change!


Ciao Florentina

I have never had this style of pancakes, we always had the crepes with ricotta and powder sugar in the weekends. But these are so cute and I love that they are so golden, and that jelly. Actually I'm going to the fridge right now and have some of my moms strawberry jelly on toast. Thanks for the extra calories before bed ;)


Yes, the crepes with ricotta are also very famous in Eastern Europe, I actually make them quite often.


J @ A Hot Southern Mess

I wouldn't have been able to turn these down either! They look delicious! I was just like you when I was younger.... no food in the AM. now I have to eat in the mornings or I turn hangry!


Me too Jess, now if I dont have breakfast I am an angry elf lol


Amanda | The Chunky Chef

These look so amazing! We love pancakes in all forms and will definitely try these :)


Thanks Amanda!


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