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Madame answers all your questions.

FAQ

Where can I buy Madame Labriski date puree?

At IGA, Rachelle Béry, Marché Tradition and Bonichoix grocery stores across Quebec. My purees contain no preservatives and can be found in the fruit and vegetable section (yes, dates are fruit) near the pre-cut fruit and vegetables. If you can’t find them, simply ask a member of staff!

Can I freeze raw cookie and muffin dough?

Yes.

Can I make individual muffins instead of a loaf?

Yes, but the cooking time will be shorter. The time may vary depending on the recipe but I’d say 10 minutes less for standard muffins.

Can I replace bananas with applesauce?

Yes, but it will no longer be a banana recipe.

Can I replace yogurt with applesauce?

Yes, always.

Can I swap chia seeds for flax seeds and vice versa?

Yes, always. You can also use hemp seeds.

Can I use another type of flour than the one specified in the recipe?

Yes, you can simply use any type of flour you have on hand.

I have cricket powder. Can I add some to any recipe?

Yes. You can easily add 2 to 3 tablespoons. Cricket powder is a flour (powder) that’s very high in protein.

Is almond powder the same thing as ground almonds?

Yes. Almond powder, ground almonds, almond flour… they’re pretty much the same thing. Almond flour is available at supermarkets but the almonds are ground more finely. That being said, when a recipe calls for almond flour, you can easily use ground almonds instead.

The recipe calls for a plant-based beverage, can I use regular cow’s milk instead?

Yes, always.

What can I use as a substitute for almond butter?

Natural peanut butter. People with nut allergies can use sesame seed butter or Wowbutter.

What can I use as a substitute for almond powder or hazelnut powder?

You can always substitute one type of nut powder for another type of nut powder or even powdered seeds (sesame seed or sunflower seed powder). You can also replace almond powder with organic tiger nut powder. (Tiger nuts are a tuber.)

What can I use as a substitute for milk powder?

It depends on the recipe. When I use milk powder, it’s often a central ingredient in the recipe. Leaving it out is a bit like taking away its very essence. I use it to add protein and give it a nice smooth creamy texture. Without the milk powder, you need to adjust the entire recipe. You can use soy milk powder and you’ll get good results but the texture won’t be the same. It may therefore be best to just try another recipe.

What can I use as a substitute for oatmeal?

Any kind of cereal flakes: quinoa, buckwheat, spelt, etc. If you are gluten intolerant, you can buy oatmeal that is certified gluten-free.

What can I use as a substitute for one egg?

There are several options:

  • 1 tbsp. ground chia seeds + 3 tbsp. water,
  • 2 tbsp. ground flaxseed + 2 tbsp. water,
  • ½ mashed banana.
  • Egg substitute (yes, it’s available at grocery stores, in the organic section)

 

Note that the texture of your recipes will be slightly different… but they’ll still be 100% delicious

What can I use as a substitute for one type of nut?

Simply any other type of nut you have in the cupboard (almonds, cashews, pecans, etc.). For example, if you don’t have any walnuts, you can use pecans. The important thing is not to tear your hair out!

What can I use as a substitute for plant-based protein powder?

When I use protein powder, it’s usually to increase the amount of protein. Every protein powder is different. It’s therefore different for each recipe. In general, I’d say give it a try…

What can I use as a substitute for soy protein powder (soy milk powder)?

I’ve noticed that all protein powders are unique. They have different textures and also react differently to liquids.  It therefore depends on each individual recipe. You can try using flour or cornstarch, but to be perfectly honest I haven’t yet tested them in all my recipes.

What can I use as a substitute for sprouted buckwheat?

To make sure you have that crunchy texture, go for sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds. Simple as that.

What do I do if I’m using a convection oven?

Set the oven to 160°C (325°F) instead of 180°C (350°F) and bake for the same specified length of time.

Where can I buy beet powder?

At supermarkets, in the organic section.