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Pink Lady apple buttermilk oat blinis with spiced Pink Lady apple and agave syrup

Porridgey goodness in a posh blini, we can’t enough of these Pink Lady apple buttermilk oat blinis with spiced Pink Lady apple and agave syrup.

Incredibly light and fluffy, these blinis will put a spring in your step! If you suffer from race morning nerves, you may find these blinis easier to stomach than a bowl of porridge. To save time you can even make the batter the night before and refrigerate. Packed with slow release sustaining carbohydrates, good quality protein to feed your muscles, heart-friendly omega-3 fats to boost both your mood and your immune system, as well as vitamins C and E and plenty of minerals, they’ll fuel your run without weighing you down. A natural sweetener from Mexico, agave nectar makes a fabulous low-GI alternative to sugar and other syrups, avoiding the sugar ‘highs’ and ‘lows’ that these provide.

Ingredients (serves 4):

For the syrup

3tbsp agave syrup

½tsp ground cinnamon (optional)

1 Pink Lady® apple, unpeeled, diced into very small cubes

for the blinis

100g self-raising wholemeal flour

50g jumbo porridge oats

½tsp bicarbonate of soda

½tsp ground cinnamon

½tsp ground ginger

Pinch of salt

1 large free-range egg

200ml buttermilk

2 small Pink Lady® apples, unpeeled and grated (130g)

2tbsp cold-pressed rapeseed oil

1tbsp water

Knob of unsalted butter, melted

Method:

To make the syrup, combine the agave syrup, cinnamon and apple in a small saucepan and gently heat through, without bringing to a boil. Set aside until ready to use.

To make the blinis combine the flour, porridge oats, bicarbonate of soda, spices and salt in a mixing bowl.

Break the egg into a separate bowl and beat lightly with a fork. Stir in the buttermilk, the grated Pink Lady apples, 1 tablespoon of the oil and the water.

Using a metal spoon, gently combine the buttermilk mixture with the dry ingredients to make a thick batter.

Heat a pancake pan or non-stick frying pan, add just enough oil and melted butter to coat the base of the pan. Depending on the size of your pan, cook 4-5 blinis at a time over a gentle heat, using a tablespoon of batter for each one.

Cook for 3-4 minutes until bubbles start to appear on the surface of each blini, then flip over and gently cook on the other side for another 3-4 minutes, until the blinis are cooked through. Repeat until you have used all the mixture.

Pile three blinis per person onto each plate, spoon over some of the spiced apple syrup and enjoy!

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