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10 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust flavour)
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 small lemon, juice and zest
  • 1 cup puffed wheat cereal
  • 1/2 cup puffed quinoa


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan and add liquid ingredients and chia seeds. Bring to a boil, then simmer 8 – 10 minutes.
  2. Mix the puffed wheat and quinoa in a bowl.
  3. Pour in the hot liquid, add the lemon zest, and mix well.
  4. Stuff mixture into the molds of silicon ice cube trays or shape into little balls and place on a baking sheet.
  5. Refrigerate 2 hours and they’re ready to go!

YIELD: 10 balls or squares

Can be frozen.

Nutritional Value per Portion (2 pieces)

Calories: 110 kcal

Fat: 3 g

Carbohydrates: 21 g

Fibre: 1 g

Protein: 1 g

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

Recipes with Maple Syrup

More about Maple

Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.