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Yam Blinis with Brown Sugar-Ginger Sauce

Kristina S.

"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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36 m servings 317 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 317 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 3.7 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 62.5g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 9.2 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 214 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * 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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  1. Dissolve white sugar and yeast in warmed milk. Let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. 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.
  3. Whisk egg and vanilla extract together in a small bowl.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

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