Maple Crunch Muffin
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup granola with almonds
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
1 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup canola oil
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 recipe Maple Frosting, recipe below Granola with almonds

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease eighteen 3-1/2-inch muffin cups with 5x5-inch squares of parchment paper (pleat to fit) or paper bake cups. Combine flours, granola, baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt. Combine milk, syrup, oil, and eggs; add to flour mixture. Stir until moistened (batter will be lumpy). Spoon into muffin cups, filling each two-thirds full. Bake 15 minutes or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean. Cool in muffin cups on wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from cups. Spoon Maple Frosting atop muffins; sprinkle with additional granola. Makes 18 muffins.

Maple Frosting: In bowl beat 2 ounces softened cream cheese 30 seconds. Add 2 tablespoons powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon maple syrup; beat until smooth.

Or instead of using Maple Frosting, Paul Bunyan's Maple Cream could be used

3. To give as gift, store cooled muffins in an airtight container. Package Maple frosting and granola for topping separately; store in refrigerator.

nutrition facts Calories 247, Total Fat (g)10, Saturated Fat (g)1, Monounsaturated Fat (g)5,Polyunsaturated Fat (g)2, Cholesterol (mg)27, Sodium (mg)219, Carbohydrate (g)36,Total Sugar (g)15, Fiber (g)2, Protein (g)5, Calcium (DV%)10, Iron (DV%)10, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Maple Cheesecake
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
8 oz. whipped topping
1 pre-made grahman cracker crust

Mix all ingredients together and pour into pie crust. Let chill overnight. Sprinkle top with PURE MAPLE SUGAR before serving.

Maple Sand Tarts

4 1/2 C Flour
1 1/2 C maple sugar
1 1/2 C brown sugar
3 eggs (beaten)
1 1/2 C butter (softened to room temperature)

Cream sugars and butter.  Add beaten eggs.  Mix well.  Add flour 1/2 c at a time. Refrigerate mixture for at least 4-6 hours before rolling out dough, cut into shapes. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-12 minutes. 

Maple Chicken
1-1/2 lbs boneless chicken breasts
1/4 C melted butter
1/4 C maple syrup
3/4 tsp. grated lemon rind
dash of black pepper
1 tsp salt
1/2 C chopped almonds
2 tsp lemon juice

Place the chicken in a shallow baking dish. Combine remaining ingredients and pour the mixture over the chicken, Bake uncovered for 50-60 min at 325 degrees.

Paul Bunyan's Maple Syrup
  793 Gebhart Road : Rockwood, PA  15557
  PHONE: (814)233-6695
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