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Bam! Gingerbread

(Cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg muffin)
THE best gingerbread muffin
  • Preparation 25 minutes
  • Cooking 20 to 25 minutes
  • Power 350°F (180°C)
  • Quantity 22 mini-muffins, 12 muffins or 12 donuts
See ingredients
  • 150 g (1/2 cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 150 g (1/2 cup) molasses

  • 1 egg

  • 60 g (1/4 cup) milk or plant-based beverage

  • 1 tbsp. baking powder

  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger

  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

  • 150 g (1 1/4 cups) flour of your choice (oat*, wheat or gluten-free all-purpose

    *Certified gluten-free if you’re making the gluten-free version

  • 15 g (2 tbsp.) ground flaxseeds

  • Garnish: decorate with a sprinkling of cinnamon or a little bit of icing. Well, what? Just a touch. ;-)

  • Ingredients
  • Steps
  • History

Ingredients

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

  • 150 g (1/2 cup) molasses

  • 1 egg

  • 60 g (1/4 cup) milk or plant-based beverage

  • 1 tbsp. baking powder

  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger

  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

  • 150 g (1 1/4 cups) flour of your choice (oat*, wheat or gluten-free all-purpose

    *Certified gluten-free if you’re making the gluten-free version

  • 15 g (2 tbsp.) ground flaxseeds

  • Garnish: decorate with a sprinkling of cinnamon or a little bit of icing. Well, what? Just a touch. ;-)

8 steps

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

  • If you’re making muffins, line the muffin pan with paper or silicone baking cups, otherwise everything will stick. (That’s right, because there’s no fat whatsoever in this recipe.) If you’ve opted for donuts, just lightly grease the pan. (I use a non-stick cooking spray.)

  • In a bowl, combine the following ingredients: date puree, molasses, egg, milk (or plant-based beverage), baking powder, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, and ground nutmeg.

  • Mix in the following ingredients: flour and ground flaxseeds.

  • Spoon the batter into the muffin cups.

  • If you feel like it, you can decorate with a dusting of cinnamon.

  • Bake the mini muffins and donuts for 20 minutes and the muffins for 25 minutes.

  • BAM! Gingerbread packs a ton of happiness. Yum-yumski!

History

Gingerbread muffins? Gingerbread donuts? How about both? Magical, right? All you do is simply prepare the mixture and then bake in whatever shape pan your heart desires. Really? Yep, no kidding. As always, this recipe contains no added fat and is also GLUTEN-FREE* and DAIRY-FREE. Yum-yumski! Take it from me, these muffins, or mini muffins or donuts, will have everyone singing your praises.  Plus, they’re high in fibre. What more could you ask for to dazzle your loved ones? So, let’s go, time to grab your apron and wooden spoon.

You should have seen my hubby’s face and my children’s faces when I told them I’d made “donuts” with my muffin mixture as well. Bam! Gingerbread. Haha! They couldn’t believe it. And you’ll be amazed at just how much happiness a muffin shaped like a donut can bring. With the festive season just around the corner, why not serve them to your guests or, even better, offer them as a gift? Bon appetitski!

*If using a gluten-free type of flour.

** By the way, this recipe is unbelievably scrumptious if you use my caramel date puree. The flavour goes right off the charts… that’s if you like caramel of course.

 

Storage

  • A week in the fridge.
  • Three months in the freezer.

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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 soy protein powder (soy milk powder)?

I’ve noticed that all protein powders are unique. They have different textures and also react differently to liquids.  It therefore depends on each individual recipe. You can try using flour or cornstarch, but to be perfectly honest I haven’t yet tested them in all my recipes.

The recipe calls for a plant-based beverage, can I use regular cow’s milk instead?

Yes, always.