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Creative Recipes Using Maple Syrup

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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.

If you’ve 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.

A half full bottle of maple syrup with a cork in the top and text overlay.

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.

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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.

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.

Main Dishes

While maple syrup is indeed sweet it also compliments many savory dishes well.

Side Dishes

The sweetness of maple syrup goes delightfully well with many vegetables while also adding depth of flavor.


Whether you need something fancy for a birthday celebration or something simple for a weeknight sweet, maple syrup makes for wonderful cakes.


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.

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.

Miscellaneous Desserts

Because maple syrup goes well in every kind of dessert not just baked goods.


Give those drinks a sweet and flavorful twist by using maple syrup instead of sugar.

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Camilla Hawkins

Wednesday 19th of December 2018

Loving all these maple syrup themed recipes, thank you so much for including mine:-)

Lisa from Iroquois

Tuesday 8th of March 2016

Enjoying browsing the maple recipes. We are on the verge of sugaring off season here in Southern Ontario so very timely. One of the links is wrong - maple pumpkin custard under the desserts leads to an oatmeal recipe.

Homespun Seasonal Living

Tuesday 8th of March 2016

I'm so glad to know the recipes might come in handy for you! Enjoy. I fixed the incorrect link, too. Thanks for letting me know.


Wednesday 2nd of March 2016

I lost you for a while, Kathy... but tracked you down again. I blog at, formerly as Aisling, though I have recently published a book under my real name so went public as Marcie on my blog too. I am glad you are still blogging and living the simple life. Me too!

Homespun Seasonal Living

Thursday 3rd of March 2016

Congrats on the book! Thanks for stopping by and saying hello.