Buckwheat Pancakes (Blinis) with Ginger Apple Chutney

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Hello Beautiful,

it's #pancakesunday again! How are you today? I'm feeling great because after a snug movie night with friends and a nice sleep in my boy and I started the day with this delicious stack of buckwheat pancakes. Buckwheat pancakes (blinis) are actually part of traditional Russian cuisine, but my version is vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free!

I mean, how can you step a Sunday wrong when you start with a thick pancake stack like this? 


Preparation time: 45 mins
Main ingredients: buckwheat, apple, ginger
difficulty level: easy
makes: 15 pancakes
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, refined sugar free, low-fat


300g buckwheat flour
150ml plant-based milk (e.g. almond milk)
200ml pear juice (I used a rose, pear & lemon grass juice)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp coconut blossom sugar (optional)
1/2 tsp cinnamon

50g fresh ginger, chopped
3 tbsp coconut blossom sugar or raw cane sugar
200ml apple juice (I used an apple, cardamom & liquorice root juice) 
2 chopped sweet apples OR 200g apple purée
1/2 tsp salt
1 small cardamom pod, ground (optional) 


First, combine the ingredients for the pancakes in a mixing bowl and set aside in the fridge for 10 minutes. Cook them using this method.

While the pancakes are cooking along nicely in your frying pan, prepare your apple ginger chutney!

In a small frying pan, combine ginger and coconut blossom sugar and sautée over medium high heat until the ginger sugar mixture begins to bubble and get slightly golden. At that point add the remaining ingredients to the pan and stir, using a wooden spoon. Allow to simmer and reduce, stirring every now and then. This should take about 15-20 minutes.

Don't forget about your pancakes though!

Once the pancakes are all nice and brown, and the ginger sauce is nice and thick, pile up your pancakes and drizzle with a generous amount of ginger sauce.

As I was eating these beauties, I found out that pairing peanut butter and ginger sauce is the perfect marriage of sweet-creamy-fatty and spicy-tangy-fruity. Almost like PB&J, but with a zing!