Be sure to use real maple syrup for this and not pancake syrup, and if you can only find vanilla essence or extract, use no more than a ½ teaspoon.
Vanilla pods are expensive, but you can recycle them after cooking. Rinse and dry the used pods and store for a few days in an airtight jar buried in 1 cup of sugar per pod. This will flavor the sugar with vanilla for future use in baking and desserts, or to add a vanilla boost to a cup of coffee.
All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.