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 Cooking with Maple Syrup.

Living in Vermont we often have the opportunity to enjoy pure Vermont Maple Syrup. In fact we have neighbors that have a sugarhouse so when we cook with maple syrup we are enjoying syrup from our mountain! Can’t get much more local than that!  Pure maple syrup is not just delicious on homemade waffles, we also use it in salad dressing and for making maple butter. This Spice Bread is delicious with maple butter. If you haven’t had a chance to try maple butter you are in for a real treat. Use pure maple syrup for the best results.Maple Syrup

Spice Bread with Maple Butter

Ingredients:

¼ cup butter, softened
¾ cup sugar
2 eggs
½ tsp homemade vanilla extract
1 cup flour
½ cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp ground allspice
¼ tsp salt
1/3 cup milk
½ cup chopped walnuts

Maple Butter

½ cup butter, softened
2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
½ tsp cinnamon

Directions:

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla. Combine the flours, baking powder, spices and salt. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk until moistened. Fold in the walnuts.

Transfer to a greased 8 x 4 inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes of until done. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan to a wire rack.Spice Bread

To make the Maple Butter combine the butter, maple syrup and cinnamon in a small bowl.Maple ButterStore the butter in a tight container and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.Maple Butter Tastes wonderful on the spice bread!Spice Bread, maple syrup

Both the Spice Bread and the Maple Butter can be made and then frozen to enjoy at a later time. I often make two loaves, one to enjoy and one to freeze for later.Spice Bread, maple syrup

11 comments on “Cooking with Maple Syrup: Spice Bread

Angie @ ambient wares on September 20, 2016 12:46 am

Maple syrup is the best! This looks so tasty and it is amazing how close you are literally to your food! It’s the way to be 😀 Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!

Jess on September 21, 2016 5:04 pm

I so pinned this…it sounds amazing! 🙂

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Carole @ Garden Up Green on September 22, 2016 11:13 am

This sounds wonderful – I’ve been cooking more with honey lately by decreasing sugar ingredients and I’m loving the results. Never thought about doing the same with Maple Syrup – great idea! When our temperatures finally drop down south it will be time for some of those tasty comfort foods.

Nancy Wolff on September 22, 2016 12:18 pm

Carole,
Our temps are just beginning to drop!

Nancy Wolff on September 22, 2016 6:32 pm

Carole,
I love a change of seasons and am enjoying the slight drop in temps!

Miz Helen on September 23, 2016 4:08 pm

Your Spice Bread looks fantastic, I would love a nice slice right now. Thanks so much for sharing with us today at Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
Miz Helen

Nancy Wolff on September 23, 2016 4:59 pm

Mia Helen,
This spice bread is so delicious with an afternoon cup of tea!

swathi on September 26, 2016 9:56 pm

Delicious bread, I love maple syrup flavored bread, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.

April J Harris on September 27, 2016 9:13 am

Love the sound of this deliciously spiced autumn bread, Nancy, and the maple butter too! Sharing on our Hearth and Soul Hop Facebook page later today 🙂 Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Hop.

Nancy Wolff on September 28, 2016 11:53 am

April,
It’s such a treat to cook with maple syrup and I love being a part of your Hearth and Soul Hop!

Elaine Matthews on October 3, 2016 5:56 pm

Oh Yum!! That butter sounds amazing!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 favorite Things on Thursday. My blog was down last week but it’s up and running again. I hope you can find time to stop by and share some more this week! Pinned!

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