12 sweet maple syrup recipes

Why should pancakes get all the love? Get your syrup fix with these sweet recipes.

12 sweet maple syrup recipes

Photo: Erik Putz

Yummy maple recipes

Maple-Bacon Sweet Potatoes

M.F.E.O; Made for each other. That’s how it goes with bacon and maple. They doll up a simple sweet potato and take it from pretty OK to wowzers! Get the recipe: Maple-Bacon Sweet Potatoes

sweet potato in foil with bacon and sour creamPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Maple Fudge

It doesn’t get much sweeter (or patriotic) than this. Three little ingredients is all you need, no tree-tapping required. Get the recipe: Maple Fudge

fudge shaped like squirrelsPhoto: Erik Putz


Miso-Maple Tofu Kebabs

Meat eaters and vegetarians alike can agree that this sweet grilled tofu offering is a solid 10/10. Get the recipe: Miso-Maple Tofu Kebabs

kebabs with grilled tofu and veggiesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Maple-Bacon French Toast

Parlez-vous French toast? Let your slow-cooker do all the work and wake up to this medley of egg-soaked bread (challah back, girl!) and thick-cut bacon in the morning. Don’t forget to douse it in the good stuff. Get the recipe: Maple-Bacon French Toast

plate of French toast with baconPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Cinnamon-Maple Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

The perfect combination of sweet and salty, a hardened maple syrup glaze gives these seeds a very satisfying crunch. Get the recipe: Cinnamon-Maple Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

dish with roasted pumpkin seedsPhoto: Roberto Caruso


Maple-Roasted Parsnips and Brussels Sprouts

Two unlikely friends, parsnips (carrot’s sweeter cousin) and typically bitter Brussels sprouts get along just fine when tossed with olive oil, maple syrup and thyme. Be sure to snag all of those perfectly caramelized little bits on the pan. Get the recipe: Maple-Roasted Parsnips and Brussels Sprouts

pan of roasted parsnips and Brussels sproutsPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Maple-Olive Oil Granola

This granola is super addictive—and we like it that way. It almost tastes like crumbled cookie, with good EVOO and thick maple syrup binding it together. Get the recipe: Maple-Olive Oil Granola

bowl of yogurt and granola with fruitPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Maple Carrot Soup

Syrup in soup? Yup. It actually helps to boost the carrot’s sweetness, while savoury thyme and grainy Dijon balance the bowl. Get the recipe: Maple Carrot Soup

lunch idea for school bowl of carrot soup with baconPhoto: Erik Putz


Maple Apple Cranberry Crumble

Who can resist a good crumble? Tart apples and cranberries hang with sweet maple syrup under a toasted oat and pecan topping. Get the recipe: Maple Apple Cranberry Crumble

dish of apple crumble with cranberryPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Maple Sweet Potato Wedges

Brushing sweet potatoes with maple syrup just makes sense. Patience is the trick to these wedges: If you grill them over too high a heat, they will burn before they are tender. Tenting loosely with foil can help speed up the process. Get the recipe: Maple Sweet Potato Wedges

plate with mushroom burger and sweet potato friesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Maple Hot Chocolate

Maple syrup is the sweetener in this classic cup of cocoa. Get the recipe: Maple Hot Chocolate

mug of hot chocolate with marshmallowsMaya Visnyei


Baked Maple Custard

Old-fashioned custard is made with simple ingredients: Eggs, milk and syrup to sweeten the pot. The result may be light and smooth, but the protein game is strong with this one. Get the recipe: Baked Maple Custard

mason jars filled with custardPhoto: Andrew Grinton

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This article was originally published on Jun 30, 2019

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Amy is a freelance writer and editor based in Toronto, Ontario. Her work can also be found in publications like Chatelaine, Toronto Life and The Globe and Mail

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