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This bread is perfectly soft, fluffy, and flavourful.

The aroma is great. The dough itself is flavoured with maple syrup which gives it a wonderful depth of flavour. The maple and pecan flavours are just right. Not too sweet, easy to make.

Slice into a moist and mapley bread. Toasted pecans add the perfect nuttiness that goes with the maple syrup.

It will make the perfect loaf for your breakfast or brunch or would also be perfect for afternoon tea or just for snacking on.

I used pure Canadian maple syrup to make this loaf as it has such a wonderful deep flavour. Do not use maple-flavoured syrup; instead, blended products do not taste anywhere near as good as pure maple syrup. If you do not have maple, use honey, it will not have the wonderful maple flavour, but it will still be delicious. You can also swap the pecans for walnuts or any other nut.


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Maple Pecan Bread Fast2eat

Maple Pecan Bread Fast2eat

This is going to be your new favourite maple pecan bread. It is rich, moist, and sweetened with maple only to get that delicious depth of flavour. And it has one of the best nuts in it!
Pecans work so well with maple syrup, and they provide a nice contrast in texture to the loaf.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours 22 minutes
Waiting time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 42 minutes
Servings: 16 slices

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Water - (27°C/80°F)
  • 2 tbsp Butter - room temperature or Margarine
  • 3 tbsp Maple
  • 3 cups Bread flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Dry milk powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup Pecan - (Chopped – or Substitute for Walnuts or almonds)

Instructions

  • Attach the kneading blade to the Bread Maker pan.
  • Place ingredients into the bread pan following the recipe order (or following the order and method specified in your Bread Maker manual – mine is: FIRST, liquid ingredients; SECOND, dry ingredients; LAST, yeast). Note: With a finger or a knife, make a small indentation in the middle of the flour. Add yeast to indentation, making sure it does not come into contact with the liquid ingredients. If you are using the delay timer, add walnuts and raisins after the flour.
    Maple Pecan Bread Fast2eat
  • Carefully insert bread pan into Bread Maker and gently close the lid.
  • Plug the power cord into a wall outlet. Select the “Sweet” bread setting. If available, choose crust colour (I usually set Medium, but if you prefer, set Light or Dark) and loaf size (1.5LB) and Press the Start button.
  • Caution: Do not use Delay Timer* for recipes with ingredients that can spoil, like eggs or milk. More information at: "Using the Delay Timer".
  • Open the lid, and while using Oven Mitt, firmly grasp the bread pan handle and gently pull the pan straight up and out of the machine. CAUTION: The Bread Maker and pan may be very hot! Always handle with care.
    Maple Pecan Bread Fast2eat
  • Use non-stick Spatula to gently loosen the sides of the bread from the pan.
  • Turn the bread pan upside down onto a Wire Cooling Rack or clean cooking surface and gently shake until bread falls out onto the rack.
  • Cool for about 10-15 minutes before slicing.
  • To make perfect slices every time, use a Bread Slicer.

Notes

*When to add Pecans?
If you prefer the nuts well chopped and mixed, add at the beginning with all other ingredients. Remember that the kneading paddle can pulverize chopped nuts.
Adding the nuts to the dough near the end of the kneading cycle (at the beep if your machine has this feature), the pieces will be lightly but efficiently distributed throughout the dough.
Adding nuts too late in the cycle will result in a layer of nuts at the bottom of the loaf.

It’s always a good idea to open the bread machine’s lid during the second kneading cycle (after about 10 minutes) and check the consistency of the dough ball.
The dough is “just right” when it is a smooth round ball in appearance, soft to the touch, leaves a slight residue on your finger, and the bottom of the bread pan is clean of dough residue.
  • If it’s too dry, add lukewarm liquid a teaspoon at a time until it looks right.
  • If it looks too wet, add flour a tablespoon at a time until it looks right.
  • If there is flour on the sides of the pan, use a Silicone Spatula to wipe the flour from the pan.
Important: This can be done during the knead cycle only. DO NOT remove the pan.  KEEP it locked in the machine. Do NOT turn off the bread maker to adjust the dough.

Weather can affect your ingredients
If you live in a moist climate, chances are you’ll need at least the recommended amount of flour, maybe even 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup more. Bread dough should be sticky but still manageable, especially after the first rise. While you’re kneading, the dough should come together and pull away from the sides of the bowl, leaving the bowl mostly clean. I usually aim to have the very bottom of the dough still attached to the bowl. Try not to add too much flour because your bread will be denser. When you pick the dough up, some will stick to your fingers. After the first rise, it will be easier to handle!

You may also make this bread without the aid of a bread machine or make the dough in a bread machine and bake it in the oven.
Simply make the dough using your usual method (by hand, electric mixer or bread machine); allow it to rise until puffy, then shape it into a log; and place it in a lightly greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch (21.5 x 11.5 cm) bread pan. Allow the loaf to rise, covered, until it's crowned about 1 inch over the rim of the pan. If you want, brush the risen loaf with the beaten egg white, and sprinkle it with seeds. Bake it in a preheated 350°F/175°C oven for 35 minutes, or until its interior temperature registers 190°F/88°C on an instant-read thermometer. Remove the bread from the oven, remove it from the pan, and cool it on a wire rack.

How can you tell if the bread is fully baked?
I like to use a food thermometer. Mine is digital, so it’s very easy to use. Fully cooked bread will be 190-200°F/88-93°C. Bread recipes that include milk will need to cook until 200°F/93°C, but without you can take it out once it reaches 190°F/88°C. The top will be golden brown.

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* “Long-term dietary intake of gluten was not associated with risk of coronary heart disease. However, the avoidance of gluten may result in reduced consumption of beneficial whole grains, which may affect cardiovascular risk. The promotion of gluten-free diets among people without celiac disease should not be encouraged.” (Source: http://www.bmj.com/content/357/bmj.j1892)

* Content and images based on Sunbeam CKSBBR9050-033 Bread Maker User Manual Retrieved from https://www.sunbeam.ca/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-sunbeam-ca-Library/default/dw500b4350/documents/instruction-manuals/CKSBBR9050-033.pdf

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Nutrition

Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 53IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.

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