These blinis represent my Russian heritage. They were inspired by buckwheat blinis which are so traditional in Russian cuisine. These blinis are a great alternative to pancakes. They are thinner than pancakes but just as fluffy!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
11 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
36 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
8 blinis
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Brown Sugar-Ginger Sauce:

Directions

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  • Dissolve white sugar and yeast in warmed milk. Let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes.

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  • Pierce yam in several places in a fork. Cook in the microwave until soft, about 7 minutes. Mash with a fork on a small plate.

  • Whisk egg and vanilla extract together in a small bowl.

  • Sift whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt together in a large bowl. Add milk mixture, mashed yam, and egg mixture; stir until batter is the consistency of sour cream.

  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; grease with cooking spray. Drop 1/4 cup batter onto the skillet; cook until edges are dry, 30 to 40 seconds. Flip and cook until browned on the other side, about 30 seconds more. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining batter, greasing skillet between batches.

  • Combine 1/2 cup milk, 3 tablespoons brown sugar, ginger, and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until smooth and thick, 3 to 5 minutes. Pour over blinis.

Nutrition Facts

317 calories; protein 9.2g 18% DV; carbohydrates 62.5g 20% DV; fat 3.7g 6% DV; cholesterol 53.8mg 18% DV; sodium 213.9mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition
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