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It Tastes Just Like Donuts! Roll Cake

Caramel date puree and nutmeg
Decadent, wholesome and tasty, this yule log is also the perfect breakfast treat (I’m telling you!)
  • Preparation 15 minutes
  • Cooking 15 minutes
  • Power 350°F (180°C)
  • Quantity One yule log
See ingredients
  • 225 g (3/4 cup) date puree

  • 230 g (1 cup) plant-based beverage or milk

  • 2 eggs

  • 7 g (1 tbsp.) baking powder

  • 15 ml (1 tbsp.) vanilla extract

  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg

  • 20 g (2 tbsp.) whole chia seeds or unsweetened coconut

  • Pinch of salt

  • 180 g (1½ cups) wheat, oat or gluten-free flour

  • 40 g (¼ cup) quick-cooking oats

  • Store-bought caramel date puree

  • (Optional) natural almond butter

  • Ingredients
  • Steps
  • History

Ingredients

  • 225 g (3/4 cup) date puree

  • 230 g (1 cup) plant-based beverage or milk

  • 2 eggs

  • 7 g (1 tbsp.) baking powder

  • 15 ml (1 tbsp.) vanilla extract

  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg

  • 20 g (2 tbsp.) whole chia seeds or unsweetened coconut

  • Pinch of salt

  • 180 g (1½ cups) wheat, oat or gluten-free flour

  • 40 g (¼ cup) quick-cooking oats

  • Store-bought caramel date puree

  • (Optional) natural almond butter

18 steps

  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).

  • Line a baking sheet (38 cm x 25 cm) with parchment paper, otherwise everything will stick. Of course, that’s because there’s no fat whatsoever in this recipe.

  • In a bowl, combine the date puree, plant-based beverage (or milk) and eggs.

  • Stir in the following ingredients: baking powder, vanilla extract, chia seeds and salt. Wait for that little bubbling effect and stir until well combined.

  • Add the flour and oats.

  • Spoon the batter onto the baking sheet and spread evenly.

  • Bake for approximately 15 minutes at 350°F.

  • Allow to cool slightly.

  • Moisten a clean dish towel and spread it out on your work surface.

  • Unmold the cake, face down, onto the damp dish towel.

  • Remove the paper.

  • Roll up the edge of the moist dish towel and then gently roll up the cake inside the dish towel.

  • Once your future log has cooled slightly, gently unroll and spread a layer of almond butter on top, to taste. Next, spread a generous amount of Madame Labriski caramel date puree.

  • Roll the cake up again… and voila!

  • Wrap the cake in plastic wrap so it doesn’t dry up.

  • It will keep perfectly well in the fridge.

  • And yes, you can freeze it too.

  • When you’re ready to serve and savour it, cut into pretty little slices. Truly delicious.

History

Healthy roll cakes are amazing because you can even eat them for breakfast. Sweetened with date puree, they contain NO ADDED REFINED SUGAR and are way ahead of those famous muffins and other store-bought cakes. What? You love the taste of old-fashioned donuts? This breakfast yule log is just for you.

Bon appétit!

This recipe was inspired by the Picky Logger recipe featured in my cookbook Goodbye Refined Sugar.

*European version: Je déclare la guerre au sucre raffiné, published by Hachette.

Storage

  • In an airtight container.
  • This cake freezes well.

We make life easier with our date purees

We make life easier with our date purees

Date puree - Caramel

The natural sugar in dates, fibre, minerals and… a deliciously creamy caramel taste. How could anyone resist this excellent way of bringing a touch of sweetness to everyday life? A little caramel date puree in your yogurt?

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FAQ

How do you make date puree?

Buy date halves that are perfect for cooking and make your own date puree. Get the recipe here.

Madame Labriski, which dates do you use to make your puree?

I’ve been asked that question so many times that I decided to offer the actual dates used to make my date puree sold in grocery stores. How cool is that? Plus, these ones are date halves… to make life easier for you!

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.