Maple Pecan Madeleines


For my next foray into the We Love Madeleines cookbook, I chose these maple pecan madeleines. Oddly enough, I had pecans on hand because my mother loves to crack them open and freeze them for later snacking and pecan pie making purposes. Over Christmas, she generously cracked a bunch and left me two large freezer bags full of the nuts.

Unfortunately, I did not have pure maple syrup on hand. I grew up eating pancakes with the sugary, syrupy, viscous Aunt Jemima brand and never really understood why anyone would pay four times as much for pure maple syrup. So, I took a deep breath and purchased the requisite pure maple syrup (organic, nonetheless) needed for this recipe. I have to say that I didn’t expect pure maple syrup to be so liquidy and free-flowing. And, the taste was simply leaps and bounds over the processed stuff. Plus, using the good stuff really made the madeleines taste amazing.

Up next: Chocolate-dipped bacon & maple madeleines!

by Amy Treadwell, as printed in We Love Madeleines

90 g cake flour plus more for dusting
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3 eggs, at room temperature
100 g sugar
1 tbsp. pure maple syrup
1/4 tsp. maple extract
70 g unsalted butter, melted & cooled, plus more for the greasing pan
55 g toasted chopped pecans

1. In a medium bowl, sift cake flour, baking powder, and salt.
2. In bowl of stand mixer with paddle attachment, beat eggs and sugar on medium-high until very light and nearly double in volume, about 5 minutes. Add maple syrup and extract (if using) and beat until combined.
3. Fold flour mixture and melted butter into egg mixture till just combined. Fold in the chopped pecans. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours.
4. Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 400 degrees. Grease a madeleine pan with melted butter and dust with flour, tapping out excess.
5. Spoon/pipe batter into prepared pan, filling each mold about 3/4 full. Do not smooth the batter. Bake 8 to 10 minutes.
6. Immediately turn out madeleines onto wire rack and let cool. Wipe out pan and let cool. Repeat process until all batter is used.


58 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Quay Po Cooks
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 09:53:36

    I had a the pan that I have not even used yet. LOL! I am sure this taste fantastic with the maple flavors and toasted pecans.

  2. Mimi
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 10:04:40

    How finely did you chop the pecans?

  3. Alison
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 10:05:57

    These look as light as a feather and totally more-ish!!

  4. The Sketched Chef
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 10:33:23

    They look breathtaking !
    I am also looking forward to the chocolate-dipped bacon & maple madeleines, I think it’s a great combination ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Garden Correspondent
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 11:42:10

    These sound great. And here’s to mothers who enjoy repetitive tasks — my mom likes peeling shrimp.

  6. Choc Chip Uru
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 13:37:23

    Mmm these madeleines look utterly gorgeous, soft and delicious ๐Ÿ˜€

    Choc Chip Uru

  7. hotlyspiced
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 13:50:37

    I grew up with artificial maple syrup too. The real brew just wasn’t easily available in NZ. But once I was able to try the real thing I couldn’t turn back; there’s just no comparison. xx

  8. The Squishy Monster
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 14:17:22

    Yours are perfectly puffed and golden brown.

  9. Betty
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 15:20:53

    These sound amazing! How nice of your mom to shell all of those pecans for you. I can’t wait for the chocolate dipped bacon ones! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Audrey Allure
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 15:49:15

    Mmm it sounds so good!

  11. Baking is my Zen
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 16:20:34

    Your Madeleines look delish!


  12. Inger Wilkerson
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 18:45:07

    What a great taste combo! And discovering real maple syrup is a bonus!

  13. tracy
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 20:30:12

    Maple is probably my absolute favorite flavor. These look delicious.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  14. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 00:42:27

    I need to buy Madeleine pans soon. I’m missing out all the amazing Madeleine recipes like this! Looks wonderful!

  15. tokyohamster
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 01:11:09

    OMG these look great! You’re such a talented baker.

  16. anita menon
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 04:22:19

    Beautiful madeleins! I am interested in looking up for pure maple syrup now.

  17. TrafficDiva
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 06:04:50

    WOW..those look awesome!!! EVERYTHING is better with BACON!! Bring on the choc-bacon Mandies…Haha!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Norma Chang
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 06:14:48

    Nothing like the taste of real maple syrup. I noticed the recipe did not specify the grade of maple syrup to use, what did you use? Your madeleines are picture perfect.

  19. NickkiT
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 06:53:14

    Wow…they look so good! I will have to give this recipe a try.

  20. Balvinder
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 10:58:48

    I can send you pure maple syrup next time you want to make. Canadian maple syrup is world famous.
    Love the Madeline’s.

  21. Katerina
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 11:40:55

    Perfect Madeleines! I think I wouldn’t be able to stop eating them!

  22. Dana @ Simply Romanesco
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 12:53:52

    I love madeleines; I could eat them all day long! They’re so beautiful and delicious. And yours look perfect: adorable and scrumptious ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Zoe
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 16:32:35

    I have the madeleines mould and lots of recipes but just didn’t have a chance to bake these yet. Yours with maple pecan combination looks wonderful ๐Ÿ˜€

  24. Simply Life
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 17:44:53

    maple and pecan is one of my favorite flavor combos!

  25. Geraldine Saucier
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 19:19:42

    These look delicious:). How nice of your mother to leave you pecans. Pure maple syrup is wonderful.

  26. Natalie
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 19:24:53

    Omg all your lovely madeleine recipes make me want to go on a baking spree!

  27. Ronda
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 20:10:59

    Those look simply lovely!

  28. Reem | Simply Reem
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 20:52:12

    I really need to pull out my madeleine mold…
    These look sound so yum!

  29. eatinglikeahorse
    Feb 13, 2013 @ 00:44:27

    I love the combination of maple and pecans, I’m definitely borrowing my mum’s madeleine tin for this recipe!

  30. jessica
    Feb 13, 2013 @ 00:46:47

    looks so delicious!


  31. Emma (fluff and fripperies)
    Feb 13, 2013 @ 01:13:45

    I’m drooling!!

  32. Alice
    Feb 13, 2013 @ 04:55:29

    these look Fab!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Geni - Sweet and Crumby
    Feb 13, 2013 @ 12:42:22

    Ohhhh, these sound devastatingly delicious. Good choice on the real maple syrup! ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Deepti
    Feb 13, 2013 @ 12:45:13

    You are making me crave for all these wonderful madeleines. Next project will definitely be this one!

  35. Jessica
    Feb 13, 2013 @ 16:25:51

    These look delicious and I love all things maple!
    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  36. Three Well Beings
    Feb 13, 2013 @ 16:39:25

    I am just loving this series on Madeleines. I would never have thought about such a variety of compositions! I’m like you and so many others. We only had the artificial stuff, and that’s what I fed my family, too, until someone gave me a Christmas box one year with real Vermont maple syrup. I never went back! ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. saffronandhoney
    Feb 13, 2013 @ 18:19:02

    Love the flavor combination, how indulgent!

  38. sugaredpecan
    Feb 13, 2013 @ 19:12:34

    These look so delicious. We are having a cold snap and I would a plate of these with a cup of tea!

  39. andi winslow
    Feb 13, 2013 @ 19:36:50

    Your cookies are as cute as can be. Come to Maine in the early spring when the Sugar Shacks have open Sunday and you purchase fresh home made maple syrup. Nothing is better, but my hubby uses the plastic bottle, I buy the real stuff. Happy Valentine’s day Ms. Yummy andi

  40. Juliana
    Feb 13, 2013 @ 19:56:53

    Your madeleines look awesome…I yet have to try to make them…I sure would love to have one, or maybe two with my coffee.
    Hope you are enjoying your week my dear!

  41. Daniela
    Feb 13, 2013 @ 21:06:43

    I’m not going to miss these Maple Pecan Madeleines, they look so cute!
    Will try to find the pure Maple Syrup, because for sure it tastes better than the artificial stuff.

  42. bitsandbreadcrumbs
    Feb 13, 2013 @ 21:34:05

    Your Madeleines are perfect and Maple and pecans just has to be terrific tasting!

  43. peachkins
    Feb 13, 2013 @ 21:39:13

    I love the flavor of Maple in everything!

  44. Jasline
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 00:03:40

    Your madeleines look really pretty and delicious. Sadly I’ve always been using the artificial stuff, will have to try hunting for one soon!

  45. Tammy
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 06:30:50

    I laughed a little that there is a We Love Madeleines cookbook but I shouldn’t be surprised. They look really good.

  46. Amelia
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 07:31:56

    Hi very cute madeleines.. Look super delicious. Great to go with hot coffee. YUm
    Have a nice week ahead,regards.

    Feb 14, 2013 @ 09:54:22

    Oh boy, do these look and sound delicious! I need to make some madeleines!! Yours look perfect!!

  48. Purely.. Kay
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 11:41:44

    I love maple in a lot of things and this looks absolutely divine. I think I would enjoy these

  49. Janet Rudolph @ DyingforChocolate
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 12:12:04


  50. Beth
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 18:46:48

    It’s funny, but I grew up eating maple syrup and would never consider using Aunt Jemima. Your madeleines sound amazing.

  51. cakewhiz
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 21:58:53

    i really like pecans! i usually just toss them in my salads or pies. but, using them in madelines sounds delishhh!

  52. Amanda Chic
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 04:25:40

  53. cooking varieties
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 05:09:03

    hi dear, how was your valentine day- hope you had a happy valentine’s day
    the madellines look very soft with a more yummy flavor of the pecans.

  54. Amy (Savory Moments)
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 05:58:21

    These look perfect. I love maple so I know I’d enjoy these. Plus, maple season is here in NY! Fresh maple syrup will soon be available.

  55. Jenn and Seth
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 10:12:54

    i love madeleines – these sound sooooo good, i’ll definitely be trying them!

  56. Bluejellybeans
    Feb 16, 2013 @ 09:48:25

    I was just thinking about what to make with the bag of pecan that I have in the kitchen… Now I know ๐Ÿ˜‰ thanks for shaing!

  57. Chef Randall
    Feb 16, 2013 @ 19:35:35

    I love pecans and real maple. I have some real maple syrup, going to try this recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for sharing.

    Chef Randall

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