3. Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts With Maple Glaze
Even better than the kind that come in a box. Recipe here.
5. Gingerbread Monkey Bread With Creamy Maple-Whiskey Glaze
6. Olive Oil And Maple Granola
Arguably the greatest granola recipe of all time. Make it now; it’ll keep forever. Recipe here.
7. Crunchy Maple French Toast With Maple-Whiskey Butter
The crunchy crust is made with cornflakes. Breakfast on breakfast! Recipe here.
8. Blueberry Maple Breakfast Bake
If eating bread pudding for breakfast is wrong, who would want to be right? Recipe here.
9. Mini Chocolate Chip Maple Pancake Cupcakes
Bitty cupcake, big concept. Recipe here.
10. Crunchy Maple Quinoa Cereal
The virtuous DIY way to start your day. Recipe here.
12. Maple And Cardamom Spiced Pears With Pecans
Get those pears all up on some yogurt and you’re good to go. Recipe here.
14. Maple Syrup With Pancakes On The Side
Priorities. Get the recipe for our favorite basic pancakes here.
16. The Eggonator Sandwich
A generous syrup drizzle is what really ties this magical sandwich together.
18. Spinach, Quinoa, And Pear Salad With Maple Vinaigrette
A very classy little lunch. Recipe here.
19. Chipotle Maple Barbecue Brisket Tacos
Would be yummy with pork, too. Recipe here.
20. Pink Grapefruit Salad With Maple Dressing
Vitamin C deficiency killer. Recipe here.
21. Sweet Potatoes With Bourbon And Maple
Nice with cooked grains or as a side. Recipe here.
22. Roasted Maple Coconut Apple Butter
This SUBSTANCE, guys! It’s creamy! It’s vegan! It’s good on toast and so much more! GET IT. Recipe here.
24. Maple Caramel Pretzel Bars
It’s not like caramel needs help being delicious, but a little extra maple power never hurts. Recipe here.
25. Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam
The condiment of Canadians and kings. Recipe here.
27. Maple Brown Butter Rice Crispy Treats
Bake sales are cutthroat these days. Regular crispy treats just don’t cut it anymore. Recipe here.
28. Maple Candied Bacon
YEAH UH HUH THAT’S RIGHT. Recipe here.
29. Maple Bourbon Marshmallow S’mores
S’mores with big dreams. Here.
31. Maple Bacon Popcorn
When this is the snack, the movie doesn’t seem that important. Recipe here.
32. Bubbly Maple Leaf Cocktail
Scotch, lime, maple syrup, champagne. Cheers! Recipe here.
33. The Back Forty
A great drink: Bitters, bourbon, and citrus keep it balanced. Recipe here.
34. Maple Blueberry Soda
You can use this syrup for lots of other treats too. Recipe here.
37. Brussels Sprouts With Maple Syrup
Maple makes Brussels, aka the cutest cabbages on earth, even more loveable. Recipe here.
38. Beer, Maple, And Garlic Pork Shoulder
This is a really easy, crispy, crazy-delicious showstopper of a dinner-party centerpiece. Recipe here.
40. Maple Glazed Chicken Kebabs With Jalapeño Salsa
42. Maple Sriracha Chicken Satay
Maple syrup: uniting Canada and Thailand since right now. Recipe here.
45. Maple Bacon Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
It feels dangerous to even put all those words together in a recipe title. Recipe here.
48. Maple Ice Cream With Boozy Raisins
This recipe calls for cashews, but pecans might be even better. Recipe here.
50. Pumpkin Spice Cake With Maple Frosting
Hi, hello up there. Recipe here.
53. Peach Crisp With Maple Cream Sauce
Good way to keep your syrup consumption up all summer long. Recipe here.
55. Chewy Maple Cookies
A nice platform to show off really good syrup. Recipe here.
56. Carrot Cake Cupcakes With Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
57. Banana Nut Pound Cake With Maple Glaze
True maple majesty. Recipe here.
There’s a BIG difference between Aunt Jemima-style “pancake syrup” (which is just corn syrup masquerading as something edible) and real maple syrup that comes from real maple trees, with leaves and branches and big sugary hearts. Read the fine print and know that anything in a plastic squeeze bottle is probably fake and should be avoided like the plague.
Also: Maple is a syrup of many colors. The darkest (and cheapest) kind, Grade B, is actually the most maple-y and the best bet for most of the baked goods and drinks here. Grade A “amber” syrup (which is lighter because it’s made from thinner early-season sap) is more delicate and can get lost unless you’re drizzling it straight on fruit, pancakes, or a sundae.
As long as it comes from an authentic tree, basically any maple syrup will taste good, but here are some especially delicious brands to try: