Blynai Lithuanian Pancakes

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Recipe: #38466

April 10, 2022


Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (352.2 g)
  • Calories 1029.7
  • Total Fat - 79.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 32.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 2674.9 mg
  • Sodium - 575.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 33.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.2 g
  • Sugars - 4.5 g
  • Protein - 44.8 g
  • Calcium - 401.9 mg
  • Iron - 7.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In bowl

Step 2

Beat egg yolks until light

Step 3

Add flour, sour cream, milk, and salt.

Step 4

Mix until smooth.

Step 5

In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff

Step 6

Fold egg whites into the yolk/flour mixture.

Step 7

Add a small amount of butter to a skillet to melt

Step 8

Pour batter in tablespoons onto skillet

Step 9

Fry until golden, flip and fry the other side is golden

Step 10

Serve hot with honey,syrup or jam


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • For the best results, use fresh ingredients.
  • If you don't have sour cream, you can substitute plain yogurt.

  • Substitute almond milk for regular milk to make the pancakes dairy-free. This substitution will make the pancakes more accessible to people with dietary restrictions.
  • Substitute coconut oil for butter to make the pancakes vegan. This substitution will make the pancakes more accessible to people who follow a vegan diet.

Apple Cinnamon Blynai Replace the honey, syrup, or jam with a mixture of equal parts melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Add diced apples to the batter and fry as normal.

Lithuanian Cepelinai: A traditional Lithuanian dish made with grated potatoes, stuffed with a savory filling of minced meat, mushrooms, and onions and boiled until cooked through. This hearty dish is the perfect accompaniment to the light and fluffy Blynai Lithuanian Pancakes.

Beet Salad: A light and refreshing accompaniment to the hearty Cepelinai, this Beet Salad is a colorful mix of boiled beets, cucumbers, and onions, dressed in a simple vinaigrette. Its bright flavor pairs nicely with the savory Cepelinai, making it a perfect side dish.


Q: How much butter should I use?

A: You should use 4 tablespoons of butter for the recipe.

Q: How long should I bake the dish?

A: The baking time will depend on the size and type of dish you are using. Generally, baking time can range from 20-45 minutes. Check the dish often to ensure it is cooked through.

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Fun facts:

This traditional Lithuanian dish is well-loved by many, including the famous Lithuanian-American actor John C. Reilly!

Blynai, or Lithuanian pancakes, have been around since the Middle Ages. They were a popular breakfast food among the Lithuanian people and were often served with honey or jam.