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Last week, along with most of the country, my girls took the standardized testing required by the school district. We got many an email about making sure the children got plenty of sleep, a good breakfast and a lot of encouragement so that they could be successful on the test. While I will regularly make eggs for my girls, most mornings consist of waffles or some other quick food. Motivated by ‘testing day’, however, I wanted to go above and beyond. So I made a batch of my Delicious Maple Muffins recipe. I love these muffins and have for years but after learning and tasting the high quality and estate produced Crown Maple Syrup, I knew I could make them even better. Guys, I am telling you, you can drink this straight from the bottle it is so good. I learned about Crown Maple at Natural Products Expo West a few months back and I have been excited to mix it into my recipes ever since! This is not your ‘average’ Maple Syrup and you will realize that as soon as you taste it! It really made my Maple Muffins Recipe stand out among the crowd with a rich flavor!
In 2010, Crown Maple created a new maple standard by introducing estate-produced, select quality maple syrup from their 800-acre organic maple farm in New York’s Hudson Valley. Today, Crown Maple presents a unique & distinctive selection of maple products by pairing the best from nature with artisan craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technology.
I had my choice of Crown Maple Syrup to add to this recipe. From Crown Maple Cinnamon Infused to the deep, rich flavor of Crown Maple Bourbon Barrel Aged syrup which would really give them a kick to my choice of Crown Maple Amber, Dark or Very Dark varieties. In the end I chose to enhance the sweet of these already amazing Maple Muffins with Crown Maple Syrup Madagascar Vanilla Infused. Let me tell you, my choice was spot on! You have never had such flavorful and light Maple Muffins!
As a bonus, and to really enhance the Maple flavor, I also used the Crown Maple Sugar in place of regular sugar in the topping. Again, a very wise choice on my part!
Now that you so want these as part of your delicious mornings, let’s get to the recipe!
- 2 cups flour
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup whole milk
- ½ cup butter, melted
- ½ cup Crown Maple Syrup Madagascar Vanilla Infused
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 1 large egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons Crown Maple Sugar
- 2 tablespoons chopped nuts
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons cold butter
- Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, combine milk, butter, Crown Maple Syrup Madagascar Vanilla Infused, sour cream, egg and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
- Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
- For topping, combine flour, Crown Maple Sugar, nuts and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter. Make sure some butter gets on each muffin so that the topping melts completely on top!
- Bake 16-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Drizzle some Crown Maple Syrup Madagascar Vanilla Infused over the top for extra flavor!
High quality ingredients equal the best tasting recipes. Crown Maple Syrup is high quality from the process to the packaging. I was so excited to see real vanilla beans IN the Crown Maple Syrup Madagascar Vanilla Infused. It literally poured out with the syrup! Attention to detail like that makes me confident that what I am buying is the best I can. Further proof is the out of this world flavor that these muffins have now that I am using it in the recipe!
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