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mini russian pancakes

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.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Russian
Keyword Mini Russian Pancakes "Oladii"
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20 servings
Calories 123 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2 cups white all purpose flour
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • cups kefir or whole fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • jam to serve


  1. In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder and sugar.
  2. Add the eggs and mix until combined, slowly add the kefir or milk while mixing. Whisk until the mixture is combined and without any lumps. The mixture must be a little thinner than sour cream.
  3. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Place a large skillet on the stove at medium heat. When the skillet is hot add the oil and wait for the oil to heat up, about 30 seconds. When the oil is hot, using a soup spoon scoop the pancake batter into the skillet, 1 soup spoon per pancake. After you filled the skillet, cover with a lead and cook until golden brown, about 1½ minutes. Remove the lid, flip pancakes on the other side, cover again and cook for about 1 minute or until golden brown.
  5. Place on a serving plate and repeat the steps with the remaining batter.
  6. If you want the pancakes flatter and softer add a little more milk, 25-50 ml at a time.
  7. If the pancakes absorbed the oil from the skillet, add more oil as needed.
  8. Serve the pancakes warm with jam.
Nutrition Facts
Mini Russian Pancakes "Oladii"
Amount Per Serving
Calories 123 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 14mg1%
Potassium 42mg1%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.