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The Almost-Banana Bread

(Banana nut energy cookies)
An energy cookie that tastes just like banana bread
  • Preparation 20 minutes
  • Cooking 15 minutes
  • Power 350°F (180°C)
  • Quantity 12 energy cookies
    or 1 loaf
See ingredients
  • 225 g (3/4 cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 150 g (1/2 cup) unsweetened applesauce

  • 1 very ripe banana, mashed

  • 1 egg

  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) pure vanilla extract

  • 2 ml (1/2 teaspoon) baking soda

  • 7 ml (1 ½ teaspoons) baking powder

  • Pinch of ground nutmeg

  • 225 g (1 1/2 cups) flour of your choice (delicious with oat flour!)

  • 40 g (1/4 cup) chia seeds

  • 60 g (1/2 cup) chopped walnuts

  • 1 large handful of raisins (optional)

  • Ingredients
  • Steps
  • History

Ingredients

  • 225 g (3/4 cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 150 g (1/2 cup) unsweetened applesauce

  • 1 very ripe banana, mashed

  • 1 egg

  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) pure vanilla extract

  • 2 ml (1/2 teaspoon) baking soda

  • 7 ml (1 ½ teaspoons) baking powder

  • Pinch of ground nutmeg

  • 225 g (1 1/2 cups) flour of your choice (delicious with oat flour!)

  • 40 g (1/4 cup) chia seeds

  • 60 g (1/2 cup) chopped walnuts

  • 1 large handful of raisins (optional)

8 steps

  • Preheat the oven.

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

  • Add the vanilla extract, baking soda, baking powder and ground nutmeg. Wait for a light frothing to occur (just for fun), then mix well.

  • Mix in the flour, chia seeds, walnuts and raisins until combined.

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat- otherwise, everything will stick.

  • Drop spoonfuls of dough to create beautifully round energy cookies.

  • Decorate each cookie as desired.

  • Bake for about 15 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack. Lucky you! It’s going to smell like banana bread in your kitchen.

History

Here it is, Madame Labriski’s Almost-Banana Bread energy cookie recipe. This wholesome recipe contains NO ADDED REFINED SUGAR and gives you the freedom to use any type of flour you have on hand in the cupboard. You can use the recipe to make individual cookies or a loaf, plus you can turn it into a GLUTEN-FREE or even DAIRY-FREE version. In other words, it’s a recipe you can make with whatever you happen to have in the kitchen as long as there are one or two bananas on the counter that are about to give up the ghost. Intrigued? Skeptic? Perfectly soft and moist, would you believe me if I told you they taste “almost like banana bread”? Another healthy recipe packed with benefits that you’ll fall head over heels in love with!

Source of energy and guilt-free pleasure, this recipe offers moments of pure, and wholesome, bliss. In fact, Almost-Banana Bread cookies are so divine, they’re like a gift from heaven.

Best time to eat them? Morning, noon or night… or simply whenever your heart desires!

Bake a batch of ALMOST-BANANA BREAD cookies and you’re sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face.

Storage

  • Five days on the counter
  • A week and a half in the fridge
  • Three 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!

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!

Can I freeze raw cookie and muffin dough?

Yes.