57 Magical Ways To Use Maple Syrup

Now that print is dead, maple syrup is officially the greatest thing made by trees.

1. Maple Syrup-Soaked Doughnut Holes

Hello, darlings! Recipe here.

2. Fennel And Maple Breakfast Sausage

Recipe here.

3. Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts With Maple Glaze

Even better than the kind that come in a box. Recipe here.

4. Maple Cinnamon Applesauce

Recipe here.

5. Gingerbread Monkey Bread With Creamy Maple-Whiskey Glaze

Recipe here.

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.

11. Maple Pecan Sticky Buns

Stick with me, kid. 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.

13. Walnut Sage Scones With Brown Butter Maple Glaze

Recipe here.

14. Maple Syrup With Pancakes On The Side

Priorities. Get the recipe for our favorite basic pancakes here.

15. Maple Roasted Beet And Goat Cheese Salad

Recipe here.

16. The Eggonator Sandwich

A generous syrup drizzle is what really ties this magical sandwich together.

17. Maple And Mustard Glazed Salmon Recipe

Recipe here.

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.

23. Maple Bacon Party Mix

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.

26. Brown Butter Maple Pumpkin Bread

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


29. Maple Bourbon Marshmallow S’mores

S’mores with big dreams. Here.

30. Maple Spiced Candied Nuts

Recipe 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.

35. Bourbon Maple Cider

Recipe here.

36. Grilled Maple Mustard Chicken Wings

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.

39. Maple Baked Beans

Recipe here.

40. Maple Glazed Chicken Kebabs With Jalapeño Salsa

Recipe here.

41. Pan-Roasted Maple Carrots

Recipe here.

42. Maple Sriracha Chicken Satay

Maple syrup: uniting Canada and Thailand since right now. Recipe here.

43. Coffee Maple Sundae

44. Maple Apple Tart

Vegan and gluten-free! 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.

46. Two-Ingredient Maple Soufflé

Egg voodoo. Recipe here.

47. Spiced Maple Pecan Pie With Star Anise

Recipe here.

48. Maple Ice Cream With Boozy Raisins

This recipe calls for cashews, but pecans might be even better. Recipe here.

49. Nutmeg Maple Cream Pie

Recipe here.

50. Pumpkin Spice Cake With Maple Frosting

Hi, hello up there. Recipe here.

51. Maple Pecan Drop Cookies

Recipe here.

52. Maple Walnut Cream Tart

Recipe here.

53. Peach Crisp With Maple Cream Sauce

Good way to keep your syrup consumption up all summer long. Recipe here.

54. Maple Pecan Blondies With Maple Butter Glaze

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

Recipe here.

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:

Doc’s Maple
Blis Maple Syrup (try the kind aged in bourbon barrels!)
Crown Maple Syrup

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