Latvian Cottage Cheese Pancakes (Biezpiena Placenisi)


This is my adaptation of a common Latvian dish. It was a common breakfast or lunch dish in Latvia. It was topped with a little butter and honey. My kids like to put maple syrup on instead. I almost always double the recipe because it is easy to reheat for a quick snack.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 1 cup cottage cheese

  • ½ cup raisins

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour


  1. Mix together cottage cheese, raisins, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl until well combined. Add flour slowly, mixing until incorporated and batter is very thick.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls onto the hot skillet and cook for 1 minute. Flip and flatten slightly with a spatula, cook until browned on the other side, about 2 minutes more. Flip back to the first side and cook until browned, about 1 more minute. Repeat with remaining batter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

407 Calories
13g Fat
58g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 407
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 411mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 269mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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