The weather is finally getting cooler and I’m excited to be able to turn on the oven in the house. While I don’t necessarily love the whole getting cold and maybe snow thing we have going on here in the northeast, I can tell you that nothing beats a baked good fresh from the oven. So the first chill we had and I made sure to try Trader Joe’s Maple Pecan Cookie and Baking Mix.
Now, normally I am all about Banana bread. I’ll put walnuts in them or make it chocolate banana bread. But nothing beats a fresh loaf from the oven.
I’m kinda cookie-d out with all the sweets that have been hitting shelves (and I’m sure there will be more to come in the coming weeks). But since Trader Joe’s Maple Pecan Bar won’t be returning, this is the replacement.
Now, I do have to admit, I really really liked the maple pecan bars. They reminded me a bit of the jarred pecan pie filling they used to sell.
But alas, both are gone in the torturous way that Trader Joe’s knows how to dole out. On the flip side to the discontinued items, I do have to admit I am enjoying the maple madness.
And this pecan cookie and baking mix doesn’t disappoint.
I can’t speak for how these turn out as cookies, but I can tell you the loaf was pretty darn good.
It was moist and the directions were on point. If you can imagine a banana bread made without bananas and infused with maple flavor, that is pretty much what you are getting here. There are just enough nuts in the mix to bring some texture to each bite.
Overall, a fun item to try. I sliced mine and toasted it in the morning. It made for a decent enough breakfast.
For $3.29 it is a reasonably priced mix that can be used to make cookies or a loaf. But if you love it, keep in mind this is a seasonal item and won’t be around forever.
Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe’s Maple Pecan Cookie and Baking Mix again.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
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Trader Joe's Maple Pecan Cookie and Baking Mix
Product Name: Trader Joe's Maple Pecan Cookie and Baking Mix
Product Description: Trader Joe's Maple Pecan Cookie and Baking Mix is a seasonal cookie and loaf mix.
Trader Joe’s Maple Pecan Cookie and Baking Mix is new and here for the season.
- Worthy of Repurchasing
- Trader Joe’s Maple Pecan Cookie and Baking Mix makes for a sweet but tasty loaf
- Good balance of nuts to the rest of the dough
- Minimal ingredients required