Russian Vegan Yeast Pancakes (Oladii)

Russian Vegan Yeast Pancakes (Oladii)

These very simple pancakes, ordinary, even, were unexpectedly good and fluffy. The husband realized they were Lenten only when he finished eating. Served with some vegan chocolate spread or favorite jam, they will be appreciated by all family members.


White flour
2 cups
Warm water
310 ml
Active dry yeast
1 tsp
0.5 tsp
2 tbsp
Sunflower oil
1 tbsp

Step by step

Step 1

Put all the ingredients in a bowl (except for the oil, which is used just for frying).

Russian Vegan Yeast Pancakes (Oladii) - Step 1
Step 2

Mix well with a whisk until there are no lumps.

Russian Vegan Yeast Pancakes (Oladii) - Step 2
Step 3

Cover the bowl with a lid or towel and let rise for one hour.

Russian Vegan Yeast Pancakes (Oladii) - Step 3
Step 4

Notice that the batter has risen and has air bubbles.

Careful! Do not mix at all after the batter has risen!

Russian Vegan Yeast Pancakes (Oladii) - Step 4
Step 5

Heat well a non-stick pan and grease with a little oil (I used a brush to avoid excess oil). You can also fry them in the classic way, with more oil, if you like it and if your pancreas is OK with that :)

Spoon out some batter (unmixed!) into the pan and fry over medium heat.

Russian Vegan Yeast Pancakes (Oladii) - Step 5
Step 6

Brown well on both sides.

Russian Vegan Yeast Pancakes (Oladii) - Step 6
Step 7

There will about 12-13 pancakes in total. If you have active eaters in the house, you'd better make double portion :)

They are very soft, fluffy and tasty - serve with your favorite jam or with chocolate cream.


Russian Vegan Yeast Pancakes (Oladii) - Step 7
Quantity: 12 pieces
Prep time: 30 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 60 min
Publish date:
Rating: 5 (1 votes)

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Chleenator 03 Sep 2022, 11:04

These were so delicious! Super easy to make, and tastier than pretty much every other pancake recipe I've made. I will be making these again and again. Thank you for sharing!

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Elena (lena) Chleenator 03 Sep 2022, 15:14

I’m so happy that you liked them! Thank you very much for the message and review.😉👍