Balsam Woods Farm Banana Bread

2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon of salt 3/4 cup maple sugar 1 and 1/4 sticks of butter 2 large eggs 3 mashed ripe bananas 1/3 cup vanilla yogurt (or use plain yogurt and add a teaspoon of vanilla extract) 1/4 cup ground flax seed (can omit) 3/4 cup chopped walnuts more »

Sauteed Maple-Syrup Apples

Ingredients • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter • 2 juicy, sweet-tart apples, such as ‘Jonathan,’ peeled and cut into 12 wedges each • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt Directions 1. Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add apples; cook, turning once, until golden brown, about 5 minutes total. more »

Maple Glazed Pork Chops w/ Pecans

Ingredients • 4 teaspoons ancho chili powder • 1 teaspoon kosher salt • 6 (10-ounce) center cut bone-in pork chops, about 1-inch thick • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar • 1/2 cup butter maple syrup • 1/2 cup chicken stock • Pecans, toasted and chopped, optional garnish Directions In a more »

Maple & Walnut Pie

1 refrigerated pie crust 1 1/2 cups maple syrup 3 eggs 6 tb butter, room temp 1/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed 2 cups chopped toasted walnuts 1 tb vanilla 1/4 tsp ( or less) freshly grated nutmeg Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Prepare the pie crust in a 9-inch pie plate. Prick more »

Spicy Maple Glazed Chicken

1 LB chicken breast tenderloins (or boneless, skinless chicken breasts) 2 tsp of Montreal steak seasoning (spicy or regular) 1/4 cup maple syrup, plus 2 TB for finishing 1/2 cup sliced green onions In a large zip top bag, combine maple syrup and seasoning. Drop in chicken tenders and coat. Marinate for 1-4 hrs before more »

Glazed Winter Squash

5 cups butternut squash, cut into 1 inch cubes 1/3 cup butter 1/2 cup maple syrup 2 garlic cloves, minced 2T fresh parsley, minced 1T fresh chives, minced 1/2t salt 1t black pepper Preheat oven to 375 degrees Butter 2 quart baking dish In a large bowl, add squash. In small pan over medium heat more »

Maple Cookies

• 1 cup butter, softened • 1 cup packed brown sugar • 1 egg • 1 cup real maple syrup • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 2 teaspoons baking soda • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 4 cups all-purpose flour • 1/3 cup granulated sugar for rolling cookies in before cooking (better yet, use maple sugar!) more »