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The Alter and Go!

(Blueberry, sunflower seed, and quinoa loaf)
Scrumptious breakfast loaf
  • Preparation 30 minutes
  • Cooking 70 minutes
  • Power 350°F (180°C)
  • Quantity 1 pan of
    12 inch x 5 inch
See ingredients
  • 150 g (½ cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 100 g (⅓ cup) unsweetened applesauce

  • 1 egg

  • 150 g (¾ cup or 180 ml) water

  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) baking powder

  • Pinch of salt

  • 70 g (½ cup) shelled sunflower seeds

  • 75 g (½ cup) shelled and ground sunflower seeds

  • 40 g (¼ cup) chia seeds

  • 50 g (½ cup) certified gluten-free quick-cooking oats

  • 60 g (½ cup) quinoa flour or flour of your choice

  • 280 g (2 cups) fresh or frozen blueberries, or a combination of the two, lightly floured

  • Ingredients
  • Steps
  • History

Ingredients

  • 150 g (½ cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 100 g (⅓ cup) unsweetened applesauce

  • 1 egg

  • 150 g (¾ cup or 180 ml) water

  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) baking powder

  • Pinch of salt

  • 70 g (½ cup) shelled sunflower seeds

  • 75 g (½ cup) shelled and ground sunflower seeds

  • 40 g (¼ cup) chia seeds

  • 50 g (½ cup) certified gluten-free quick-cooking oats

  • 60 g (½ cup) quinoa flour or flour of your choice

  • 280 g (2 cups) fresh or frozen blueberries, or a combination of the two, lightly floured

9 steps

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

  • In a bowl, thoroughly combine the date puree, applesauce, egg and water.

  • Add the baking powder and salt, wait for a light frothing to occur, then stir to combine.

  • Mix in the sunflower seeds, chia seeds, quick-cooking oats, flour and blueberries.

  • Line a 5 × 12 inch (13 × 30 cm) loaf pan with parchment paper or lightly grease—otherwise, everything will stick.

  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan, then decorate with blueberries and sunflower seeds.

  • Bake for about 1 hour and 10 minutes.

  • While you wait, bask in the delightful aroma filling your kitchen.

  • Mamma mia, this is going to be good.

History

Here’s what will undoubtedly become your morning alter ego, the very first Madame Labriski breakfast loaf: the Alter and Go. A delicious loaf with no added sugar or fat, it’s also GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE and DAIRY-FREE and tastes so good, it’ll make you want to get up in the morning and keep going and going and going, just like the famous pink Energizer bunny. Hahaha! This blueberry recipe is packed with sunflower seeds, but it isn’t heavy and won’t sit in your tummy like a brick. Instead it’s a symphony of lightness, freshness and flavours. (WOW!) And the best thing about this loaf is that it gives you another delicious, high-protein reason to start your day on the right foot. Hippity hop!

I love this breakfast loaf with its surprising taste that I find so intoxicating. I’m grateful it’s now part of my life because this is what gave me the idea of sharing my technique for grinding seeds into “flour.” So many people ask me about it. The Alter and Go breakfast loaf has therefore become my alter ego of the moment. Life is good.

Storage

  • Five days on the counter
  • One week and a half in the fridge
  • Thee months in the freezer

We make life easier with our date purees

We make life easier with our date purees

Date puree - Original

Date puree is high in fibre and that’s why it can keep us going for long periods of time, while letting us enjoy the taste of pure happiness. The natural choice for all your guilt-free treats. Yumski!

100% recyclable packaging.

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 swap chia seeds for flax seeds and vice versa?

Yes, always. You can also use hemp seeds.

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 oatmeal?

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