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Crown Maple Infusions, Recipes & Spring Giveaway!

Posted Monday, March 19th, 2018

The Crown Maple Estate (Photos courtesy of Crown Maple)

Win free syrup: Details below!

When choosing which ingredient can enhance the flavors of your rich dessert, saucy appetizer, or savory main course, reach for a bottle of maple syrup in lieu of conventional sugar or alternative sweeteners. Your body (and taste buds) will thank you—and the environment will, too! Naturally vegan, kosher, sustainable, paleo, gluten-free, earth-friendly, and nutritious Crown Maple’s maple syrup and maple sugar are the best that nature has to offer.

If you were a guest on a recent Holistic Holiday at Sea vegan cruise, you’ve likely enjoyed the delicious taste of Crown Maple products onboard. Many people agree that breakfast is the most important meal. In this post, we share a couple simple recipes for granola and oats to ensure you start your day off right.

We’re also giving one lucky HHAS fan the chance to win a trio of syrups. Keep reading for how to win!

Pure & Simple

Founded in 2010 by Robb and Lydia Turner, Crown Maple has set a new standard for organic maple syrup in terms of purity and quality, from bark to bottle. The Crown Maple Estate in New York’s Hudson Valley is home to the production and bottling of about 60,000 gallons of syrup each year. The maple syrup and sugar comes from forests comprising the Taconic Hardwood Forest, a unique territory extending from the New York eastern mid-Hudson Valley to central western Vermont.

Not just a sweetener, maple syrup is super versatile in the kitchen:

  • Use as a finishing ingredient
  • Topping, baking, saucing, and basting
  • Elevates & enriches savory flavors
  • Enhances depth of sweetness, and caramelization
  • Key focus on usage in coffee and tea and as topping for (vegan!) yogurt and oatmeal

It’s also a superfood sweetener! This year, Crown Maple is rolling out an Apple Cider Maple Vinegar, which has all the benefits of regular apple cider vinegar with the tantalizing sweet taste of maple. Learn more about Maple Crown’s harvesting techniques and snag a recipe for a vegan maple-roasted brussels, shallots, and farro salad by reading our post about Crown Maple from last August.

Easy Vegan Granola Recipe from Crown Maple

This easy vegan granola is a delicious and versatile base. Add your favorite dried fruits and nuts and you have a healthful and crunchy snack or topping.

Prep: 10 minutes

Total time: 1.5 hours

Servings: 10 cups

Ingredients

2 c Crown Maple Very Dark Color and Strong Taste Syrup

7 c Rolled Oats

1/2 c Flax Meal

1/4 c Chia Seeds

8 oz Coconut Oil

1/2 tsp Salt

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, combine oats, flax meal, and chia seeds.
  4. In a small saucepan over medium heat, warm the syrup, salt, and coconut oil until combined.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well.
  6. Divide between the two baking sheets and spread out.
  7. Bake 45 minutes, then stir and rotate pans.
  8. Bake another 45 minutes.
  9. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container.

Crown Maple Coconut Cream Pie Overnight Oats

A delicious maple coconut combination you will eat right up! This overnight oats recipe combines the tropical flavor of coconut with a hint of maple sweetness. Sneak in some superfoods like chia seeds for some added brain fuel and you won’t even know. You will for sure start your day off on the right foot feeling nourished. We recommend using our Crown Maple Madagascar Vanilla Infused syrup for a soft added flavor.

We thank Lorie from the blog Lemons + Zest (formerly Be Whole Be You) for the delicious maple coconut breakfast combination.

Ingredients:

2 c Crown Maple Very Dark Color and Strong Taste Syrup

7 c Rolled Oats

1/2 c Flax Meal

1/4 c Chia Seeds

8 oz Coconut Oil

1/2 tsp Salt

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, combine oats, flax meal, and chia seeds.
  4. In a small saucepan over medium heat, warm the syrup, salt, and coconut oil until combined.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well.
  6. Divide between the two baking sheets and spread out.
  7. Bake 45 minutes, then stir and rotate pans.
  8. Bake another 45 minutes.
  9. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container.

Enter for Your Chance to Win

We’re doing a special spring giveaway of Crown Maple’s Royal Treatment box that includes Amber Color Rich Taste, Bourbon Barrel, and Madagascar Vanilla. That’s right—it’s three prizes in one! Three runners-up will receive one 10 oz bag of Crown Maple Sugar!

When it comes to infusions, the makers are rather simple in their approach. “We split a organic Madagascar Vanilla bean and place it in the bottle and then fill it with very hot Dark Color syrup,” says Mike Cobb, CEO of Maple Crown. “The vanilla is infused in the bottle and the bean can be reused after the syrup is gone. For bourbon, we age the Dark Color syrup in a barrel and the flavors of the bourbon are infused from the oak.”

The sweepstakes starts on Monday, March 19. We will be choosing grand prize and runner-up winners on Tuesday, March 27. Click here to enter through Facebook!

Can’t wait? Didn’t win? Use the code HOLISTIC20 for a 20% discount on your order at crownmaple.com (good through June 2018). Cook and bake using ingredients that are good for the planet, your body, and your senses. With Crown Maple products, the sky’s the limit!

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