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Sweeten up your fall with a batch of maple brownies. Buttery, moist and packed full of maple-ly goodness, this brownie recipe is perfect for busy weeknights or that dinner date that you forgot about! 

Easy Fall Dessert Recipe

The leaves are starting to change.

While I was driving down the road the other day, I noticed trees with patches of buttery yellow leaves. Shades of butterscotch and gold were just beginning to make their appearance as well. I have yet to see any scarlet red leaves but I know they are on the horizon. What a beautiful time autumn is!

Hayrides. Corn mazes. Apple picking. Porches decorated to the brim with mums and an assortment of gourds and pumpkins. There is nothing quite like the fall season.

Come October or sometimes as early as September, fall flavored food, scents and products make their way on to the scene. And what is the most popular fall flavor, should you ask?

Pumpkin, of course.

Followed closely by apple. Cinnamon spice and caramel are also in the running. Everywhere you go there are pumpkin flavored coffees, desserts and baked goods. Apple pie, apple cider and caramel apples make an appearance. And who could forget the shops featuring salted caramel mochas? The list of fall favorites is never ending.

As delicious as these fall flavors are, I think they overshadow other delectable tastes. One such delight being maple.

The fall favorite flavor in the spotlight this season is maple! And what better way to highlight the classic maple flavoring than in a from scratch dessert recipe? A change-up from the standard chocolate brownie, these maple-flavored bars are moist, buttery with just the right amount of sweetness. My favorite part about this recipe is that they are an easy-to-make dessert that can be created during a busy week night or even on a quiet Saturday evening when you are craving an extra special treat. This maple brownie recipe makes an entire 9 x 13 pan so they are perfect to serve to dinner guests or bring along to a church potluck. I prefer to use sucanat, an unrefined cane sugar, for its natural vitamins and minerals and deep molasses flavor but brown sugar can be swapped in equal amounts if you’d prefer to use it instead.

Homemade Brownie Recipe

Makes: 15 brownies

Ingredients for Maple Brownies

1 1/2 cups sucanat (see below for substitutions)
1 cup butter, melted
3 teaspoons maple extract
4 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour (see below for substitutions)
2 teaspoons baking powder

How to Make Maple Brownies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl combine the sucanat, butter and maple extract. Beat until smooth and glossy. Then mix in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Add flour mixture into batter until combined. Spread brownie batter into a greased 9-inch x 13-inch baking pan.

Bake for 25-30 minutes. The brownies are done when a toothpick inserted into the center of the pan comes out clean. Allow brownies to cool in pan set on a wire rack. Cut brownies into whatever size you wish, serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you don’t have any sucanat on hand, you can substitute it 1 to 1 for light brown sugar.

For extra nutrition, swap the all-purpose flour for freshly milled soft white wheat flour.

Try these other fall desert ideas!

Cinnamon Apple Crisp Ice Cream

Sugarless Apple Crisp

Yield: 15 servings

Maple Brownies

Maple Brownies

Sweeten up your fall with a batch of maple brownies. Buttery, moist and packed full of maple-ly goodness, this brownie recipe is perfect for busy weeknights or that dinner date that you forgot about! 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sucanat (see below for substitutions)
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 3 teaspoons maple extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (see below for substitutions)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl combine the sucanat, butter and maple extract. Beat until smooth and glossy. Then mix in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Add flour mixture into batter until combined. Spread brownie batter into a greased 9-inch x 13-inch baking pan.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes. The brownies are done when a toothpick inserted into the center of the pan comes out clean. Allow brownies to cool in pan set on a wire rack. Cut brownies into whatever size you wish, serve and enjoy!

Notes

If you don’t have any sucanat on hand, you can substitute it 1 to 1 for light brown sugar.

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