• Preparation

  • Cooking
    15 min

  • Power
    350°F (180°C)

  • Quantity

Grandma’s Ironclad Energy RemedyMolasses and peanut butter or...

Whether you decide to make them VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, PEANUT-FREE or NUT-FREE, Grandma’s Ironclad Energy Remedy cookies are all equally full of Labriskiliciousness. Who said it doesn’t have to be complicated catering to the specific needs of your little inner circle? Grandmamma of course! These cookies are a close cousin of the Teddy Bear Mitt and offer the same leeway in terms of being able to adapt them to meet different dietary needs and food allergies and intolerances. Made with the iconic Original Grandma Molasses, they add a good dose of energy, iron, love and comfort to any lunch box. One bite and you’ll be hooked… Hahaha! How long do you think it’ll take for that first batch to disappear off your kitchen counter?

ENERGIZING SOURCE OF IRON AND RIBOFLAVIN as well as childhood memories.

How are they made? (Nothing beats a freshly-baked-cookie aroma wafting through the house!)

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). If using a convection oven, set to 325°F.

  2. If you’re working with kitchen scales and weighing the ingredients, place your bowl on the scales and reset them to zero.

  3. Put the Madame Labriski date puree, applesauce, butter of your choice and Original Grandma Molasses into the bowl and stir thoroughly.

  4. Add the vanilla and baking powder, wait for that little bubbling effect and then mix well.  (I never get tired of mixing it all together.) Fun, fun, fun!

  5. Fold the remaining ingredients into the mixture (flour, quick cooking oats and chia seeds) and stir until well combined.

  6. IMPORTANT! Don’t forget to line your cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat because if you don’t, everything will stick. You guessed it, there’s no fat whatsoever in this recipe.

  7. Portion out the dough onto the sheet using an ice cream scoop, or you can simply use spoons, to create nice plump Labriskis.

  8. KNOW WHAT? WE ALSO EAT WITH OUR EYES!  So, if you feel like it, you can garnish with a sprinkle of quick cooking oats or, if you have some, a few large flake oats. It makes them stylish… and it always impresses our little hungry munchkins. Hahaha!

  9. Bake for 15 minutes at 350°F (or 325°F if using a convection oven) HIP HIP HOORAY! Your house is going to smell of delicious Labriski energy. #Energielabrie #Amourlabriski

Storage (in a airtight container)

  • Three days on the counter
  • A good week and a half in the fridge
  • Three months in the freezer

Grandma’s Ironclad Energy Remedy cookies are the ultimate comfort food.
And in fact that’s why I christened them Grandma’s cookies.
At first, I was going to call them Do It Yourself Ironclad Energizers or Good for your Tummy Energizers.

But… I felt those names didn’t do them full justice in describing their most valuable asset: comfort.
Because they’re made with Original Grandma Molasses, it was pretty much a no-brainer. It would have been hard to call them anything else.

Wondering whether I eat these cookies BEFORE training? I’d like to be able to say yes because I LOOOOOVE them truly, madly, deeply!
However, as they contain nut butter, I wait until AFTER my workout.
Pourquoi? Porqué? WHY? Because I don’t want my body to be burning energy digesting the nut butter BEFORE. Simple as that.
And believe me, this isn’t just a grandmother’s remedy. Hahaha!

Bake some of Grandma’s Ironclad Energy Remedy cookies
and share the sense of happiness and joy they bring with your loved ones.
I’m certain this Labriski moment of pure bliss will bring back the most comforting of memories.

This comforting recipe was developed in collaboration with the team at Grandma Molasses, a Canadian family-run business headquartered in Saint John, New Brunswick. Since 2009, their plant has been certified PEANUT-FREE with all products containing peanuts completely banned from the facilities. To find out more about their molasses, click here. 


  • 1/2 cup (150 g) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 1/2 cup (150 g) unsweetened applesauce

  • 1/2 cup (between 130 g and 150 g) natural peanut, almond or sunflower seed butter, toasted soya spread (Wowbutter) or golden peabutter.

    Just choose your favourite or the one that suits your diet.

  • 1/2 cup (175 g) Original Grandma Fancy Molasses.

    In Canada outside Quebec, look for Crosby’s Molasses.

  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

  • 2 tsp. baking powder

  • 1 cup (150 g) oat flour (certified gluten-free if you’re on a gluten-free diet). If you’re not, the other options are buckwheat (a naturally gluten-free grain), wheat, spelt or quinoa flour.

  • 1 cup (100 g) quick cooking oats (oatmeal)

  • 1/4 cup (40 g) chia seeds


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