4 Cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
1 1/2 Cups Chopped Pecans and/or Walnuts
1/4 Cup Chia Seeds
1/2 Tsp. Salt
1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil (melted)
1/2 Cup Maple Syrup (any grade, but we prefer very dark!)
1 Tsp. Vanilla
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Dried Coconut Flakes (optional)
2/3 Cup Dried Fruit such as raisins, currants (optional)
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2: Combine oats, chopped nuts, chia seeds, salt, and cinnamon, in a large mixing bowl.
Step 3: Pour in melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla and mix well. Spread evenly on parchment lined pan.
Step 4: Bake until lightly golden, 21 -24 minutes, stirring once halfway through.
Step 5: If using coconut flakes add in halfway through baking time.
Step 6: Remove from oven and let cool completely, add in dried fruit if desired and stir.
Store in airtight container. Keeps fresh for 2-3 weeks.
MAPLE WALNUT CHEESE SPREAD
4 Tbs. Maple Syrup (any grade)
1 Cup Cream Cheese, Softened
2 Tbs. Chopped Walnuts
Mix all ingredients in food processor until smooth. Spread on bagels, English muffins, waffles, or crackers!
1-2 Shallots, minced
1/2 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Cup Maple Syrup (dark or very dark)
1 Tsp. Salt
1/2 Tsp. Black Pepper
2 1/2 Cups Olive Oil or Vegetable Oil
In a large mixing bowl combine shallots, vinegar, syrup, salt, and pepper. Slowly whisk in the olive oil until well blended.
Refrigerate for up to 6 weeks.
One large winter squash such as butternut, acorn, or hubbard, peeled and diced
1/2 Stick of Butter
1 Pint Maple Syrup (any grade)
1/4 Tsp. Nutmeg
Salt and Pepper to taste
Step 1: Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Grease a medium casserole dish.
Step 2: Peel and dice squash. Combine all ingredients in casserole dish.
Step 3: Bake at 300 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until squash is soft when tested with a fork.
MAPLE ROASTED WINTER SQUASH
MAPLE COATED NUTS
2 Cups of Nuts such as Walnuts, Pecans, Almonds
1/2 Cup Maple Syrup (any grade)
1 Tsp. Salt
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2: In a large mixing bowl combine nuts, maple syrup, and salt. Spread onto baking sheet
Step 3: Bake for 13-15 minutes stirring every 5 minutes.
Step 4: Remove, sprinkle with additional pinch of salt if desired, stir and allow to cool .
Store in airtight container or bag for up to 4 weeks.
MAPLE SUGAR PANCAKES
1 Cup All -Purpose Flour
1/3 Cup Milk
2 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
1/2 Cup Applesauce
1 Tbsp. Granulated Maple Sugar
3 Tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp. Salt
Step 1: In large mixing bowl, beat egg until fluffy. Beat in milk and vegetable oil. Stir in applesauce.
Step 2: In separate bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Slowly mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients, stir until well mixed.
Step 3: Spray flat skillet or griddle with cooking spray, heat until drops of water boil instantly on surface.
Step 4: Pour or spoon pancake batter onto griddle in 5-9" diameter circles. Cook until cakes are puffed up and bubbly, then flip and cook another 2-3 minutes until golden brown.
Step 5: Serve immediately with plenty of additional maple syrup for topping!