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 of the discontinued items, I do have to admit I am enjoying the maple madness.
And this pecan cookie and the baking mix doesn't disappoint.
I can't speak for how these turn out like 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.
This is 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.
- 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
I love all the maple stuff they've been doing of late but I really would prefer they do it during actual maple season.
Hey Attila! I know it's way out of maple season but I guess a lot of people associate it with the Fall. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing!
Trina and Tina says
A delish dish!
TASTY & EASY. I picked up a box of TJ's Maple Pecan Cookie & Baking Mix. I needed a quick treat for "game night". They were a hit! TJ's doesn't skimp on the large pecan pieces. I thought the cookies might be too sweet but the dough isn't. I didn't think they were too sweet after rolling them in powdered sugar. But I didn't get the crackled effect. Directions say to use 1/3 cup of oil - so I used melted Ghee to add a subtle buttery taste. The maple flavor is prominent. the directions say the mix will yield 24 cookies and the dough should be rolled into 1 1/2 " balls. I measured my dough balls and I only got 18 cookies. I think next time I would roll 1" balls and bake a minute or two less hoping to get 30 cookies. I placed a pecan half on top each cookie before baking. I would definitely purchase this mix again. it's a good one to have on hand for dessert emergencies.
Hey Abbie! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences with this! Great to hear how someone else modified the directions. Thanks again for sharing!
Why does the loaf mix say 1 egg in the ingredients, but refers to mixing the "eggs" (plural) with the rest of the ingredients?
Hey Smith! Depending on which recipe you go for will dictate how many eggs. So 1 egg for the loaf and 2 if you are making cookies. It looks like a typo in the directions. I did the loaf and it turned out just fine with just 1 egg. I hope that helps!
Has anyone tried to make muffins instead of a loaf
Hey Terrin! While I haven't tried it, I don't see why you couldn't make muffins out of this mix.
Loved this mix. Did not have any artificial after taste and generous with fresh tasting pecan. Wondering if this is a year round or seasonal product.
This is seasonal. Thanks for sharing!