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Oh My Lemons!

(Lemon, poppy seed and cranberry muffins)
The summertime muffin you’ll want to indulge in year round
  • Preparation 15 minutes
  • Cooking 25-30 minutes
  • Power 350°F (180°C)
  • Quantity 12 muffins
See ingredients
  • 150 g (½ cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 100 g (⅓ cup) unsweetened applesauce

  • 100 g (2) eggs

  • 60 g (¼ cup) milk (or plant-based beverage)

  • 15 ml (1 tbsp.) baking powder

  • Pinch of salt

  • Zest of 2 lemons

  • 30 ml (2 tbsp.) poppy seeds

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

  • 40 à 80 g (¼ to ½ cup) unsweetened dried cranberries

  • Garnish: 12 dried cranberries

  • Ingredients
  • Steps
  • History

Ingredients

  • 150 g (½ cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 100 g (⅓ cup) unsweetened applesauce

  • 100 g (2) eggs

  • 60 g (¼ cup) milk (or plant-based beverage)

  • 15 ml (1 tbsp.) baking powder

  • Pinch of salt

  • Zest of 2 lemons

  • 30 ml (2 tbsp.) poppy seeds

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

  • 40 à 80 g (¼ to ½ cup) unsweetened dried cranberries

  • Garnish: 12 dried cranberries

8 steps

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

  • Line a muffin pan with paper or silicone baking cups, otherwise everything will stick.

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

  • Stir in the baking powder, salt, lemon zest and poppy seeds.

  • Add the flour and dried cranberries and mix well.

  • Spoon the mixture into the baking cups and garnish with dried cranberries.

  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

  • Even though they smell lemony lovely, allow the muffins to cool before digging in.

History

I love the taste of lemon and everything lemony. I felt like concocting a recipe for REAL muffins that are as healthy as they are tasty… with lemon zest and poppy seeds. TA-DAH! The end result is this moist and tender, HEALTHY, LIGHT and joyfully delicious muffin called Oh My Lemons!

With NO SUGAR, NO FAT and bursting with flavour, these muffins have everything going for them and make a true mockery of all those super sickly sweet versions. And they’re super easy to make too!

Why do they keep trying to sell us muffins that are overly sweet and far too high in fat everywhere we go? It’s such a breeze to get the perfect sweetness while increasing the fibre content… by sweetening with date puree. YAY!

A TIP to ensure your muffins well and truly contain no refined sugar, I suggest you use dried cranberries sweetened with fruit juice. They are moist, tender and delicious.

Because my third cookbook in French is scheduled for release on 5 August 2020, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share this recipe and celebrate the launch of the orange cookbook I’m extremely proud of.

Recipe from the Ces muffins dont tout le monde parle cookbook (in French only for now) which features over 80 recipes for wholesome, easy to make and deliciously tasty muffins. In my view, it’s simple: I’ve created THE REFERENCE BOOK everyone needs to bake REAL MUFFINS!

Do you have your copy, signed with love?

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 - 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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Date puree - Chocolate

The natural sugar in dates, fibre, minerals and… the deliciously comforting taste of chocolate. How could anyone resist this excellent way of bringing a touch of sweetness to everyday life? A little chocolate date puree on your toast this morning?

100% recyclable packaging.

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Date puree - Vanilla

The natural sugar in dates, fibre, minerals and… the scrumptious taste of vanilla date puree. How could anyone resist this excellent way of bringing a touch of sweetness to everyday life? How about a spoonful of vanilla date puree in your smoothie?

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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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Miss Oatykins energy cookies

(Oatmeal, chocolate and cranberry)

Vegan! The famous wholesome oatmeal energy cookies oozing with happiness. Plus, they’re sweetened with date puree.

Proudly certified:

  • Source of fibre
  • No added fat
  • Egg free
  • Dairy free
  • No artificial flavours or colours
  • No preservatives
  • Gluten-free

100% recyclable sleeve. 100% compostable packaging.

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Did Somebody Say Brownies? energy cookies

(Cocoa and chocolate)

Vegan! The famously decadent energy cookies that taste just heavenly.  Plus, they’re sweetened with date puree.

Proudly certified:

  • High source of fibre
  • No added fat
  • Egg free
  • Dairy free
  • No artificial flavours or colours
  • No preservatives
  • Gluten-free

100% recyclable sleeve. 100% compostable packaging.

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Choco-Chocolate Muffins

(Decadent double chocolate)

Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate? You’ve got it. Plus, they’re sweetened with date puree.

Proudly certified:

  • High source of fibre
  • No added fat
  • Dairy free
  • No artificial flavours or colours
  • No preservatives
  • Gluten-free

100% recyclable sleeve and packaging. Biodegradable muffin cases.

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Hippity Chippity muffins

(Chocolate chip)

An all-time classic bursting with happiness. Hippity! Chippity! Hip hip hurray! Plus, they’re sweetened with date puree.

Proudly certified:

  • Source of fibre
  • No added fat
  • Dairy free
  • No artificial flavours or colours
  • No preservatives
  • Gluten-free

100% recyclable sleeve and packaging. Biodegradable muffin cases.

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Muesli Morning muffins

(Whole grain and dried fruit)

A comforting fruity muffin with a delicate touch of spice to warm you up. Plus, they’re sweetened with date puree.

Proudly certified:

  • No added refined sugar
  • Source of fibre
  • No added fat
  • Dairy free
  • No artificial flavours or colours
  • No preservatives
  • Gluten-free

100% recyclable sleeve and packaging. Biodegradable muffin cases.

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!

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

Yes, always.

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

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.