Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Pure maple syrup is a delicous half of the pancake duo, but I never realized it is also a super food.
The most obvious is that syrup is a natural product with little refining, no additives, dyes, or preservatives. Just deliscious goodness.
The shocker is that syrup is really nutritious.
-Less sugar per tablespoon than honey or corn syrup
-Containes the same concentration of calcium as milk
-Provides trace mineral manganese
-Source of zinc, biotin, niacin, and iron
-Replace white sugar for moist, extra nutritous cake
-Buy local and support your community's economy
Maple Wacky Cake
You won't taste the maple, but it will make this chocolate cake wonderfully moist. Frost and enjoy!
3 cups unbleached flour
2 cups pure maple syrup
2/3 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
2 tbs cider vinegar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup oil
1 1/2 cups water
Preheat oven to 350. Mix ingredients together and pour into a non-stick pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. 9x13 will need a longer cooking time. Cool, frost, and enjoy!