Maple Walnut Loaf

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Maple Walnut Loaf
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10 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 2 cups + 1 tbsp gluten-free flour
  • 5/6 cup Tapioca flour
  • 1/2 cup potato starch
  • 4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup pure Canadian maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste)
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup 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.

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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