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The BING BANG BLOO!

(Dried blueberry and pumpkin seed muffins)
Delicious source of joy and healthy snack
  • Preparation 25 minutes
  • Cooking 25 minutes
  • Power 350°F (180°C)
  • Quantity 12 muffins
See ingredients
  • 150 g (½ cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 1 egg

  • 75 g (¼ cup) Wowbutter (or natural peanut butter)

  • 460 g (2 cups) vegetable-based beverage (or milk)

  • 2 tsp. baking powder

  • 1 tbsp. caramel extract

  • Pinch of salt

  • 240 g (2 cups) all-purpose flour (or gluten-free)

  • 40 g (¼ cup) chia seeds

  • 85 to 170 g (1 to 2 bags) dried blueberries sweetened with apple juice

  • 100 g (½ cup) chopped dates

  • 50 g (½ cup) pumpkin seeds

  • Optional: a handful of caramel chips

  • Ingredients
  • Steps
  • History

Ingredients

  • 150 g (½ cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 1 egg

  • 75 g (¼ cup) Wowbutter (or natural peanut butter)

  • 460 g (2 cups) vegetable-based beverage (or milk)

  • 2 tsp. baking powder

  • 1 tbsp. caramel extract

  • Pinch of salt

  • 240 g (2 cups) all-purpose flour (or gluten-free)

  • 40 g (¼ cup) chia seeds

  • 85 to 170 g (1 to 2 bags) dried blueberries sweetened with apple juice

  • 100 g (½ cup) chopped dates

  • 50 g (½ cup) pumpkin seeds

  • Optional: a handful of caramel chips

6 steps

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

  • Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well using a wooden spoon.

  • Use paper liners or silicone baking cups inside your muffin pan, otherwise everything will stick.

  • Spoon the mixture into the cups. Garnish with dried blueberries, half a date or pumpkin seeds.

  • Bake for approximately 25 minutes.

  • Oh my, doesn’t the house smell just heavenly. Hooray for dried blueberries sweetened with apple juice.

History

BING: wild blueberries are little marvels of nature. BANG: dried wild blueberries sweetened with apple juice from Patience Fruit & Co are little gems of happiness. I like to eat them plain before going for a run and in industrial quantities in nutritious little muffins that are perfect for popping in a lunch box. This recipe is not only simple, it can also be adapted to suit GLUTEN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, and NUT- and PEANUT–FREE diets. That’s a tall order… but so is the overwhelming feeling of bliss you get when you take your first bite of one of these date muffins with apple juice sweetened dried blueberries: the BING BANG BLOO (blue)! A tornado of pure wholesomeness. On your marks, get set, go grab that wooden spoon!

In this recipe, my Labriski love-at-first-sight award goes to the dried wild blueberries sweetened with apple juice. And that’s exactly why I even go so far as to add 2 bags of them. Hahaha! They’re just so delicious. Is it ok to mix dried blueberries with fresh or frozen ones? Of course. Get cracking!

By the way, if you don’t want the blueberries to sink to the bottom of your muffins, sprinkle them with a little flour (just a light coating), this will help them adhere to the mixture.  Handy tip, don’t you agree?

Did you know? Pumpkin seeds are very high in protein. This autumn, use them generously in all your recipes.

Recipe created in collaboration with Fruit d’Or.

 

Storage

  • Five days on the counter
  • A good week and a half in the fridge
  • Three months in the freezer

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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!

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FAQ

Can I swap chia seeds for flax seeds and vice versa?

Yes, always. You can also use hemp seeds.

Can I use another type of flour than the one specified in the recipe?

Yes, you can simply use any type of flour you have on hand.

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

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!