Sweet maple syrup is a natural gift from trees. And yet most of us rarely go beyond using if for anything other than pancake topping. Thankfully cooking with maple syrup in sweet and savory ways is easy.
tapped maple trees or came across a good deal on real maple syrup, try your hand at a few new recipes using maple syrup this year.
While I haven’t tested it, I’m willing to bet that any syrup would be great in these recipes so don’t be shy in substituting birch syrup or whatever other syrup you make on your homestead.
The recipes below are amazing but don’t forget that
maple syrup can often be substituted for sugar in your own recipes.
Whether for breakfast, snacking, or putting on top of things like yogurt homemade cereals are a great way to use maple syrup for flavor and sweetness.
Lightly sweet and crunchy applesauce peanut butter granola is a great breakfast cereal, snack, yogurt topping and more.
Candied apple hot breakfast cereal is a filling and naturally sweet breakfast perfect for those rushed mornings.
Because sometimes quick and easy is exactly what the morning needs and when it's also warm and hearty it can start the day off just right.
Bread & Muffins
Adding maple syrup to breakfast breads is an easy way to get a maple syrup kick without having to make pancakes. Many of these can be made ahead of time too for quick on-the-go mornings.
Bake up some fall flavor with these moist pumpkin maple muffins topped with a crunchy and spiced cardamom oat streusel topping.
Whip up an impressive and easy breakfast with these maple bacon scones.
Power busy mornings with these quick & easy Pumpkin Oat Breakfast Bars packed full of healthy and flavorful ingredients sure to satisfy.
Can you ever have too many recipes for zucchini in the summer garden season? Include zucchini in donuts with this delicious recipe.
Sweet and airy these yeasted sweet rolls are perfect for breakfast and brunch.
There's no reason for anyone to skip out on the sweet maple breakfast treat now and then. Gluten-free folks can have homemade donuts too:
A yeasted dough filled with nuts and spice that is lightly fried and served with a maple dipping sauce.
While maple syrup is indeed sweet it also compliments many savory dishes well.
Traditional and always delightful for big family feasts and weeknight meals alike.
Cook up this simple but filling meal right in your cast iron skillet.
The fish gets marinated in maple syrup and then sauced for delightful full flavor.
Juicy and delicious for any night of the week.
The sweetness of maple syrup goes delightfully well with many vegetables while also adding depth of flavor.
Cook up this easy and tasty side dish in the slow cooker.
A crunchy and protein packed side dish or snack.
Delicious without being sickly sweet.
Frugal and filling alongside any meal or a meal by itself
Yes, you can put maple syrup on your salad and still keep it savory and healthy
Side dish, appetizer, snack, in a creamy bite.
Whether you need something fancy for a birthday celebration or something simple for a weeknight sweet, maple syrup makes for wonderful cakes.
Turn basic cupcakes into something special, with these easy to make chicory chocolate cupcakes with chicory cream cheese frosting.
A beautiful and delicious layer cake perfect for celebrations of all kinds.
The combination of sweet fall vegetables and dark maple syrup make this cake truly a delight.
Cookies full of maple syrup are a great way to give home tapped syrup as gifts and generally freeze well for those nights when dessert is needed in a hurry.
Gluten-free apple peanut butter cookies are full of flavor without using refined sugar and are a treat you can feel good about eating and serving.
Pumpkin Coconut Macaroons are a delicately sweetened gluten-free and vegan fall-inspired cookie sure to soothe the sweet tooth and please a crowd.
Crunchy and hearty these are perfect for having with tea or coffee.
Sweet and buttery cookies that are gluten-free and come with a vegan option
These are the perfect gluten free and vegan cookies to tuck into care packages and lunch boxes.
Candies & Snacks:
Whether looking for something sweet or salty or some combination of the two, these recipes featuring maple syrup are sure to satisfy your urges.
The perfect crunchy snack that is both salty and sweet. Share on buffet tables or stick jars into gift baskets.
Switch up movie night with this lightly sweetened maple popcorn recipe.
Naturally sweetened fudge that is perfect for all those holiday gifts and quick dessert needs.
Because maple syrup goes well in every kind of dessert not just baked goods.
A gluten-free creamy and comforting fall dish that everyone will love.
There is something extra delicious about the maple syrup & pumpkin combination and this pie comes in dairy free and gluten free for folks with allergies.
A sweet frozen treat for those hot summer days that you can feel good about giving.
A twist on the traditional, perfect for fall feasts.
Because one can never go wrong with the combination of nuts and maple syrup.
Give those drinks a sweet and flavorful twist by using maple syrup instead of sugar.
Coffeehouse drink made frugally and naturally at home.
Give that summer refreshment a tasty, naturally sweetened twist.