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

    2. Fennel And Maple Breakfast Sausage

    3. Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts With Maple Glaze

    4. Maple Cinnamon Applesauce

    5. Gingerbread Monkey Bread With Creamy Maple-Whiskey Glaze

    6. Olive Oil And Maple Granola

    7. Crunchy Maple French Toast With Maple-Whiskey Butter

    8. Blueberry Maple Breakfast Bake

    9. Mini Chocolate Chip Maple Pancake Cupcakes

    10. Crunchy Maple Quinoa Cereal

    11. Maple Pecan Sticky Buns

    12. Maple And Cardamom Spiced Pears With Pecans

    13. Walnut Sage Scones With Brown Butter Maple Glaze

    14. Maple Syrup With Pancakes On The Side

    15. Maple Roasted Beet And Goat Cheese Salad

    16. The Eggonator Sandwich

    17. Maple And Mustard Glazed Salmon Recipe

    18. Spinach, Quinoa, And Pear Salad With Maple Vinaigrette

    19. Chipotle Maple Barbecue Brisket Tacos

    20. Pink Grapefruit Salad With Maple Dressing

    21. Sweet Potatoes With Bourbon And Maple

    22. Roasted Maple Coconut Apple Butter

    23. Maple Bacon Party Mix

    24. Maple Caramel Pretzel Bars

    25. Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam

    26. Brown Butter Maple Pumpkin Bread

    27. Maple Brown Butter Rice Crispy Treats

    28. Maple Candied Bacon

    29. Maple Bourbon Marshmallow S'mores

    30. Maple Spiced Candied Nuts

    31. Maple Bacon Popcorn

    32. Bubbly Maple Leaf Cocktail

    33. The Back Forty

    34. Maple Blueberry Soda

    35. Bourbon Maple Cider

    36. Grilled Maple Mustard Chicken Wings

    37. Brussels Sprouts With Maple Syrup

    38. Beer, Maple, And Garlic Pork Shoulder

    39. Maple Baked Beans

    40. Maple Glazed Chicken Kebabs With Jalapeño Salsa

    41. Pan-Roasted Maple Carrots

    42. Maple Sriracha Chicken Satay

    43. Coffee Maple Sundae

    44. Maple Apple Tart

    45. Maple Bacon Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

    46. Two-Ingredient Maple Soufflé

    47. Spiced Maple Pecan Pie With Star Anise

    48. Maple Ice Cream With Boozy Raisins

    49. Nutmeg Maple Cream Pie

    50. Pumpkin Spice Cake With Maple Frosting

    51. Maple Pecan Drop Cookies

    52. Maple Walnut Cream Tart

    53. Peach Crisp With Maple Cream Sauce

    54. Maple Pecan Blondies With Maple Butter Glaze

    55. Chewy Maple Cookies

    56. Carrot Cake Cupcakes With Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

    57. Banana Nut Pound Cake With Maple Glaze

    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