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The Back-to-School Morning Boost!

(Pumpkin seed, cranberry and cinnamon muffins)
The perfect muffin for a perfect back-to-school season
  • Preparation 15 minutes
  • Cooking 30 minutes
  • Power 350°F (180°C)
  • Quantity 12 regular muffins
See ingredients
  • 150 g (1/2 cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 100 g (1/3 cup) unsweetened applesauce

  • 2 eggs (or 100 g vegan egg)

  • 115 g (1/2 cup) milk or plant-based beverage

  • 7 g (1 tbsp. or 15 ml) baking powder

  • Pinch of salt

  • 7 g (1 tbsp.) ground cinnamon

  • 30 g (3 tbsp.) shelled hemp seeds

  • 90 g (3/4 cup) oat or wheat flour (or gluten-free all purpose)

  • 90 g (3/4 cup) quick-cooking oats

  • 50 g (1/3 cup) pumpkin seeds (the green ones)

  • 55 g (1/3 cup) dried cranberries sweetened with apple juice

  • Ingredients
  • Steps
  • History

Ingredients

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

  • 100 g (1/3 cup) unsweetened applesauce

  • 2 eggs (or 100 g vegan egg)

  • 115 g (1/2 cup) milk or plant-based beverage

  • 7 g (1 tbsp. or 15 ml) baking powder

  • Pinch of salt

  • 7 g (1 tbsp.) ground cinnamon

  • 30 g (3 tbsp.) shelled hemp seeds

  • 90 g (3/4 cup) oat or wheat flour (or gluten-free all purpose)

  • 90 g (3/4 cup) quick-cooking oats

  • 50 g (1/3 cup) pumpkin seeds (the green ones)

  • 55 g (1/3 cup) dried cranberries sweetened with apple juice

10 steps

  • Wash your hands properly.

  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).

  • If you’re not using a silicone pan, lightly grease or line the muffin pan with paper or silicone cups, otherwise everything will stick. Why? Because there’s no fat whatsoever in this recipe.

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

  • Add the baking powder, salt, cinnamon and hemp seeds and mix.

  • Stir in the flour, quick-cooking oats, pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries.

  • Spoon the mixture into the muffin pan or cups.

  • If you want, garnish with a dried cranberry and a sprinkling of seeds.

  • Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

  • Bon appétitski!

History

Could there actually be such a thing as a NUT and PEANUT FREE muffin that doesn’t contain any chocolate either? Hahaha! You bet! Introducing the Back-to-School Morning Boost! muffin, with its subtle autumnal flavour (just a hint) that’s perfect when you need to stock up on good energy. My daughter just loves cranberries and their slightly tangy taste so I felt like concocting a scrumptious muffin that she could eat as a morning or afternoon snack, or before figure skating or soccer practice.

Here it is! A truly wholesome muffin, which is delicious topped with vanilla date puree (yes, it can be used as frosting), spread with peanut butter or eaten simply as it is. Once again, the gluten-free and vegan versions are just as tasty. And that’s something I can definitely confirm as I’ve tried and tested them time and time again.

Did you know that, out of all the seeds and nuts out there, pumpkin seeds are the ones that contain the most protein? Now that’s a delectable piece of information, right?

Bon appétit and enjoy the back-to-school season!

Is this a recipe from my latest cookbook dedicated solely to muffins? No, it’s an exclusive back-to-school recipe inspired by the recipes from this new book which, by the way, is already a bestseller in Quebec just three weeks after its release. Fabulous! Do you have your copy yet?

Storage

  • One week in the fridge in an airtight container.
  • Yes, these muffins freeze well.

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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.

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!

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.

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 oatmeal?

Any kind of cereal flakes: quinoa, buckwheat, spelt, etc. If you are gluten intolerant, you can buy oatmeal that is certified gluten-free.