Maple walnut loaf

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Maple walnut loaf
10 portions


  • 315g gluten-free flour
  • 93g Tapioca flour
  • 80g potato starch
  • 4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 80ml pure Canadian maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste)
  • 80ml buttermilk, at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 115g unsalted butter, softened
  • 85g walnuts, chopped


  1. Heat the oven to 230ºC.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, starch, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum, cinnamon and salt.
  3. Heat the butter in a small saucepan over a medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the butter turns a nut brown colour, then remove from heat and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the maple syrup, buttermilk and eggs, then stir in the browned butter.
  5. Add wet ingredients to the dry and stir until just combined. Then stir in the walnuts.
  6. Pour into a well-greased 9×5-inch loaf pan and bake for 55-60 minutes until risen.
  7. Check that the loaf is cooked through by inserting a skewer.
  8. Leave to cool on a wire rack before removing from the loaf tin.
  9. Thickly slice and serve.


  1. For extra indulgence, spread the bread with delicious maple butter.

This maple walnut loaf recipe is perfect for an after-dinner cheeseboard or with preserves for breakfast, with the pure Canadian maple syrup giving the bread a gentle lift.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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More about Maple

The colour and flavour of maple syrup changes in subtle ways during the seasonal harvest.

At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter doesn't contain any butter, or dairy products.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree – that’s all.

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