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Grandma’s Ironclad Energy Remedy

(Molasses and ... butter energy cookies)
Energizing source of iron and childhood memories
  • Preparation 25 minutes
  • Cooking 15 minutes
  • Power 350°F (180°C)
  • Quantity 35 energy cookies
See ingredients
  • 150 g (1/2 cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 150 g (1/2 cup) unsweetened applesauce

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

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

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

  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

  • 2 tsp. baking powder

  • 150 g (1 cup) 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.

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

  • 40 g (1/4 cup) chia seeds

  • Ingredients
  • Steps
  • History

Ingredients

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

  • 150 g (1/2 cup) unsweetened applesauce

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

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

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

  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

  • 2 tsp. baking powder

  • 150 g (1 cup) 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.

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

  • 40 g (1/4 cup) chia seeds

9 steps

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

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

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

  • 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!

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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!

  • Bake for 15 minutes. HIP HIP HOORAY! Your house is going to smell of delicious Labriski energy. #Energielabrie #Amourlabriski

History

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?

 

Storage

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

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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

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.

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.

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!