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Date square protein cookies

Oat, date and plant protein cookies
High-protein cookies that taste like date squares
  • Preparation 15 minutes
  • Cooking 15-18 minutes
  • Power 350°F (180°C)
  • Quantity about 32 cookies (25 g)
See ingredients
  • 150 g (1/2 cup) Madame Labriski date puree 

  • 75 g (¼ cup) unsweetened applesauce

  • 60 g (¼ cup + 2 tbsp.) vegetable oil (sunflower, canola, etc.)

  • 7 g (1 tbsp.) baking powder

  • 1/8 tsp. salt

  • 40 g (¼ cup) shelled hemp seeds (or flax or chia seeds)

  • 90 g (1 cup) large flake oats (or oatmeal)

  • 150 g (1¼ cups) oat flour (or whole wheat or quinoa flour)

  • 30 g (about ¼ cup) lupin flour  (or plant protein or oat flakes)

  • 160 g (1 cup) dried dates, chopped

  • Ingredients
  • Steps
  • History

Ingredients

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

  • 75 g (¼ cup) unsweetened applesauce

  • 60 g (¼ cup + 2 tbsp.) vegetable oil (sunflower, canola, etc.)

  • 7 g (1 tbsp.) baking powder

  • 1/8 tsp. salt

  • 40 g (¼ cup) shelled hemp seeds (or flax or chia seeds)

  • 90 g (1 cup) large flake oats (or oatmeal)

  • 150 g (1¼ cups) oat flour (or whole wheat or quinoa flour)

  • 30 g (about ¼ cup) lupin flour  (or plant protein or oat flakes)

  • 160 g (1 cup) dried dates, chopped

10 steps

  • Wash your hands properly.

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)

  • Line your baking sheet with parchment paper (sorry, it’s a reflex).

  • In a bowl, combine the date puree, applesauce and vegetable oil.

  • Stir in the baking powder, salt and hemp seeds.

  • Lastly, add all the remaining ingredients, making sure to blend well.

  • Drop the dough onto the baking sheet using a measuring scoop or tablespoon. Lightly press the tops with the back of a spoon or your fingers to give them a traditional cookie appearance.

  • Decorate with another date chunk, if desired.

  • Bake at 350°F (180°C) for 15 to 18 minutes.

  • If you like the taste of date squares, you’ll go gaga over this recipe.

History

Healthy cookies with no added sugar (none whatsoever, not an iota) that taste like date squares, is this for real? You bet. I would have liked to have given them a funnier-sounding nickname but… for these wholesome cookies, I thought it better to call a spade a spade.

Healthy cookies you can just as easily eat for breakfast, as a snack or as a post-workout recovery treat (because they’re high in protein): now that’s my kind of perfectly healthy, totally decadent snack.

I love dates (do I really need to point that out?) because they’re a great way to neutrally sweeten recipes while also adding fibre, but believe it or not there were no official date recipes on my website. WHAT? PARDON ME?

I was so preoccupied with sharing new recipes and new wholesome products sweetened with date puree that I forgot the most important thing. Hahaha! You have to laugh. I recognize this as the focus of my inner marathon runner. Hahaha!

Once again, I’ve increased the amount of protein in this recipe by adding ¼ cup (30 g) of lupin flour , a type of flour that is very high in protein (and in fibre and has a low glycemic index).

I hope you enjoy this new recipe and that it brings you great culinary joy. Bon appétit.

DON’T HAVE ANY LUPIN FLOUR? That’s a minor detail, just follow the recipe using oat flakes or another type of flour instead (yes, the same amount, that is to say ¼ cup or 25 g).

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Storage

  • For them to stay crunchy, they need to be kept where air circulates instead of in an airtight container.

Treat yourself with our halved dates perfect for cooking

Treat yourself with our halved dates perfect for cooking

Pitted date halves

The dates that I use to make my own puree! These halved dates are ideal for cooking and sweetening your recipes with date puree.

Proudly:

  • With no added sugar
  • Gluten free
  • Source of fibre and magnesium

Packaging made and printed in Canada

100% recyclable

For more recipes sweetened with date puree

FAQ

I don’t have any lupin flour. Can I still make the recipe?

Yes. Depending on which recipe you’re doing, you can replace the lupin flour (high in fibre and protein: 6 g of protein per 2 tablespoons) that the recipe calls for with the same amount of another type of flour.

Is lupin flour gluten free?

Yes.

In fact, lupin isn’t a cereal, it’s a legume, and that’s the reason it doesn’t contain gluten.

Is lupin flour high in plant protein?

Yes, and that’s why I like to add a little to just about everything. It contains 6 g of protein per 2 tablespoons.

See the article Lupin flour, packed with plant protein.

Where can I find lupin flour?

You can find lupin flour in the organic section at your local grocery store or at so-called health food stores.