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My Darling Madeleine

Almond, cranberry and raspberry madeleines
The most deliciously healthy little Madeleine cakes in the world (believe me!).
  • Preparation 20 minutes
  • Cooking 25 minutes
  • Power 180°C (350°F)
  • Quantity 12 madeleines
See ingredients
  • 100 (1/3 cup) date puree

  • 150 g (5) egg whites

  • 25 g (1/4 cup) canola oil

  • 1 tbsp. baking powder

  • Pinch of salt

  • 112 g (1 cup) almond flour (ground almonds)

  • 60 g (1/2 cup) whole wheat flour (or gluten-free flour

  • 30 g (1/3 cup) slivered almonds

  • 40 g (1/4 cup) dried cranberries with no added sugar Patience Fruit & Co 

  • 65 g (about 17) fresh raspberries

  • Decoration: raspberries and cranberries

  • Ingredients
  • Steps
  • History

Ingredients

  • 100 (1/3 cup) date puree

  • 150 g (5) egg whites

  • 25 g (1/4 cup) canola oil

  • 1 tbsp. baking powder

  • Pinch of salt

  • 112 g (1 cup) almond flour (ground almonds)

  • 60 g (1/2 cup) whole wheat flour (or gluten-free flour

  • 30 g (1/3 cup) slivered almonds

  • 40 g (1/4 cup) dried cranberries with no added sugar Patience Fruit & Co 

  • 65 g (about 17) fresh raspberries

  • Decoration: raspberries and cranberries

9 steps

  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).

  • Lightly grease your madeleine pan or muffin pan (or you can use a baking sheet and make bars instead… cutting them into bars after baking).

  • In a bowl, combine the date puree, egg whites and canola oil.

  • Stir in the baking powder and salt, mix well and then add all the other ingredients except the fresh raspberries (so they won’t break apart).

  • Lastly, gently mix in the raspberries.

  • Spoon the mixture into the pan and decorate with a raspberry, slivered almonds and cranberries, if desired.

  • If you don’t have a madeleine pan, use a muffin pan and spoon a little bit of the mixture into the bottom of each cavity. Simple as that.

  • Bake for 25 minutes at 180°C (350°F).

  • Do I really need to tell you how delicious they’re going to smell? Hello spring!

History

Soooo soooo pretty! There’s just so pretty.

Are they cakes or muffins? Actually, they’re neither one nor the other because the recipe is a genuinely wholesome one. These little beauties were baked in a madeleine pan to give them the shape of Madeleines… but the recipe is cross between a financier (cake made with ground almonds), a cake and a muffin. The one difference that makes all the difference: this recipe contains NO ADDED REFINED SUGAR and is sweetened only with date puree.

The end result is a scrumptious yet super light dessert, snack or treat. Just so you know, my 10-year-old daughter, who’s a bit of a picky eater, ate seven of them (secretly) when she got home for school. When I saw how much she loved them, I figured this recipe made with cranberries that have no added sugar from Patience Fruit & Co would be perfect to celebrate the arrival of spring. You can make a batch and give them as a gift so everyone can enjoy a delicious moment. But, to be honest, these perfectly-healthy-cake-slash-muffin beauties are amazing as a little pick-me-up any time of the day, with a glass of milk or dunked in coffee or tea. Simply irresistible!

Bon appétit!

GLUTEN-FREE TRIED AND TESTED!

I tested them with gluten-free flour and they were scrumptious.

If you don’t have a madeleine pan, simply use a muffin pan.

Storage

  • Keep in an airtight container.
  • These madeleines freeze well.

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.

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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!

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!