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!
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.