See How Maple Syrup Transforms These 20 Sweet and Savory Recipes
From a vegan breakfast pudding to a fantastic pumpkin pie, maple syrup adds natural sweetness to these delicious recipes.
It's not just for pancakes! Whether drizzling maple syrup over a slice of bread, like Tahini, Banana, and Maple-Syrup Toast, to making it the star of the show in a recipe like our Maple Custard Pie, which is pictured here, maple syrup does wonders. Maple syrup is a rich, natural sweetener that can enhance the flavor of both sweet and savory dishes. It is made from the sap of sugar maple trees and comes from New England, especially Vermont, or Canada. Whatever you do, don't confuse it with pancake and waffle syrups, which are made with corn syrup.
Start your morning off on a healthy, but sweet note with one of our maple syrup-sweetened breakfast puddings. Our nurturing Coconut-Raspberry Breakfast Pudding is absolutely fantastic, made with a healthy blend of quinoa and freekeh. You could also dress up protein-rich rolled oats with almond milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, and chopped plums.
Try maple syrup in desserts like our Chocolate-Maple Pecan Tart. It has a lower glycemic index than traditional cane sugar and its flavor pairs perfectly with the pecan pie-inspired filling. Chopped bittersweet chocolate is added to the tart dough for a bonus layer of sweet decadence. Maple syrup really shines in this flan recipe as well, where it is mixed both in the custard and as the syrup on the base.
Of course, maple syrup can enhance drinks, too. It's added to both the base and whipped cream topping for Maple Irish Coffee and shaken with vermouth, whiskey, and bitters for the most delicious Maple Manhattan.
Whether you use maple syrup as a replacement for refined sugar, honey, or just enjoy its deep flavor, these maple syrup recipes are sure to please.
Tahini, Banana, and Maple-Syrup Toast
Amp up your breakfast toast with tahini, a sesame seed-based paste that it is a fabulous swap for peanut butter, then seal the deal with banana slices and a drizzle of maple syrup. It's so good—and good for you, too.
Five-Spice Pumpkin Pie with Phyllo Crust
Coconut-Raspberry Breakfast Pudding
Here's a New England-twist on a classic Spanish dessert. Instead of a caramel-y drizzle on top, we've boiled maple syrup until it becomes even richer and thicker—it's the perfect topping for a creamy custard dessert.
Granola with Dark Chocolate, Olive-Oil, and Maple
Roasted Kohlrabi with Buttered Hazelnuts
Here's a delicious way to enhance kohlrabi, a slightly sweet root vegetable. Blanched hazelnuts, fresh thyme, apple cider vinegar, and maple syrup boost its flavor, making it the perfect cold weather side dish.
You won't miss the jam in these delectable thumbprint cookies. The dough is taken from ordinary to extraordinary with shelled pistachios, which adds a nutty flavor and naturally vibrant green color. Maple syrup is cooked down and cooled for a thick, creamy filling that's perfect for these bite-sized treats.
Maple Irish Coffee
A trio of rich, dark flavors create this luscious coffee drink. Maple syrup sweetens a batch of strong coffee—and, of course, there's whiskey because what would Irish coffee be without it?
Spicy-Sweet Maple Snack Mix
This riff on the classic cereal snack mix uses maple syrup and thyme to transform pretzels, nuts, rice cereal, and cheddar crackers into an irresistible snack.
Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts
Get the party started with this crowd-pleasing appetizer that's so easy to make. Just wrap seasoned Brussels sprouts with a piece of bacon and bake until crispy; serve with a Dijon and maple syrup dip on the side.
Grab a piece of buttery brioche and start spreading this made-for-fall mix. Pure pumpkin purée is mixed with butter, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice for a warm start to your morning.
Maple Muffins with Oat Streusel
Somewhere in between coffee cake and a morning glory muffin are these spiced, buttery muffins—it's a match made in maple heaven.
Maple and whiskey warm the soul so it only makes sense to shake them up together in this fabulous take on a Manhattan.
Chocolate-Maple Pecan Tart
Any chocolate dessert is sure to be a hit but this is a real showstopper. Made with maple sugar instead of granulated sugar, it's just the addition that this pecan pie-inspired dessert was craving.
Sweet Breakfast Bowl
The secret to these pumpkin scones is in grating a stick of frozen butter, which helps the butter to become evenly incorporated throughout the dough and create flaky layers. A maple glaze is the delicious, fabulous icing on top.
Pecan, Oat, and Dark-Chocolate-Chunk Cookies
Chilled Plum-Oatmeal Pudding
Make use of plums, which are in season during fall, in this light and healthy breakfast pudding. Just a couple tablespoons of pure maple syrup lightly sweetens rolled oats.