I learned some unhealthy habits from my dad such as constant chewing of Doublemint Gum, having a little coffee in my morning cream and sugar, putting peanut butter on and in EVERYTHING (including meatloaf!) and indulging regularly on maple bars.
What is a maple bar?
If you don’t live on the West Coast, you may be wondering what a maple bar is. I used to think that these rectangular, maple glaze topped donuts were available everywhere. On an internship in Burlington, Vermont, however; I discovered that you can’t get them on the East Coast. Not even in Vermont, a state known for its maple syrup!
Maple Bar Mania!
I’ve now replaced the habits I learned from my dad with healthier vegan alternatives. Normally I’m fine with this, but on Sunday my husband asked me if I wanted to check out a coffee shop in San Diego that had vegan maple donuts. My cravings came flooding back and with visions of maple bars dancing in my head, off we went.
When my husband and I arrived at Dark Horse Coffee Roasters, I was delighted to see that they had a variety of vegan baked goods, including a maple doughnut. I ordered this and tried to order an almond milk latte, but was told that they don’t make espresso drinks. So I just ordered a regular coffee.
The maple doughnut was tasty, but I was still disappointed. For one thing, it was round instead of rectangular. This would have been okay if it had at least been a raised doughnut, but it wasn’t. It was a cake-style doughnut, something I’ve never been a fan of.
Vegan Maple Bar Recipe
Now it’s Thursday and I’m still craving a maple bar. I searched online this morning, and I found a promising Vegan Maple Bar recipe from Hell Yea it’s Vegan! I’m sure this would satisfy my craving, but do I really need the indulgence?
If you know of a healthy maple recipe that might satisfy my craving, I’d love to hear it!
Photo of maple bars at top of post courtesy of pinfoody.com.