These maple syrup recipes prove that the sweet golden elixir has way more potential than being a mere topping to pancakes.
There are so many ways you can use maple syrup, and it doesn’t only have to be in sweet treats.
In fact, this compilation has several savory entrees you’ll definitely want to try!
You’ll also find a few beverages on this list.
In the mood for iced coffee? Or how about a warming hot toddy?
This round-up has them both and so much more!
There’s everything from pancakes and French toast to baked brie and cornbread, to a variety of beverages.
Here are 35 maple syrup recipes that highlight the sweet sauce.
1. Eggnog Pancakes
Let’s start things off with pancakes with a holiday twist!
Start your Christmas morning with these tall and fluffy eggnog pancakes.
The spiced flavor of eggnog brings extra warmth on a cold winter morning.
Smothered with sweet and sticky maple syrup, these eggnog pancakes truly are the best way to celebrate the Yuletide season.
2. Maple Syrup Bars
Skip the sugar and use maple syrup instead to create these super chewy and ridiculously decadent butter bars!
They’re sweet ooey-gooey at the bottom, and crunchy and buttery on top. It’s indulgence in every bite.
These bars are very rich, so they’re best enjoyed with coffee or tea.
3. Silky Butternut Squash Puree
Ditch the sweet potatoes and use butternut squash instead to make a sensational puree.
Flavored with maple syrup and balsamic, this mash gets the perfect flavor combination of sweet and tangy.
Crispy fried sage goes on top of the puree for an earthy finish. It’s a fantastic side dish to serve with pork, chicken, and seafood entrees.
4. Millionaire’s Shortbread
If you’ve never had millionaire’s shortbread, you’re in for a treat. This dessert is named such because of its sheer decadence.
Here’s how it goes: shortbread crust at the bottom, fudgy maple caramel in the middle, and chocolate ganache on top.
It’s so indulgent, it tastes like a million bucks.
5. Classic Canadian Maple Syrup Pie
Unlike the previous recipes that use maple syrup as a support ingredient, this next one brings the sweet sticky syrup front and center.
Say hello to classic Canadian maple syrup pie. It’s a sweet and ooey-gooey pie that’s simple but sure hits the spot.
Good news, amateur cooks! This recipe won’t require you to make pie crust from scratch.
6. Maple Glazed Pumpkin Donuts
Skip the line at Krispy Kreme and make homemade donuts in your very own kitchen!
These are fluffy and pillowy donuts flavored with pumpkin puree and allspice. I’m not drooling, you’re drooling.
You can use a simple dusting of powdered sugar for the glaze, but nothing beats the pairing of pumpkin and maple syrup.
So I suggest you drench these bad boys with it.
7. Paula Deen’s French Toast
Paula Deen’s French toast for breakfast is always a great idea.
Just like any other French toast, it’s totally crispy on the outside and soft like pudding on the inside.
Flavored with a perfect combination of maple, cinnamon, and nutmeg, this toast is delectable even just as it is.
What knocks it out of the park for me though is the praline topping. It’s made with brown sugar, butter, pecans, and spices.
It’s sweet, buttery, crunchy, and warm, all at the same time.
8. Baked Brie
Baked brie is an easy appetizer that exudes elegance.
Brie cheese is topped with maple syrup, brown sugar, pecans, and cinnamon.
The whole wheel of cheese is then wrapped in puff pastry and baked to golden perfection.
Slice it open to reveal all the secrets hidden inside. Serve it with crackers, biscuits, and crudites for a fun party starter.
9. Brioche French Toast
If you want the perfect ratio of crispy and custard-like French toast, this recipe is for you.
You see, the best bread to make the best French toast is nothing but brioche.
Use it, along with this recipe, and you’ll be on your way to French toast heaven.
Of course, the perfect French toast won’t be complete with the perfect topping: maple syrup. Be sure you have lots of it!
10. Coconut Milk Coffee Latte
In the mood for a refreshing coffee latte? Flavored with coconut milk, this one, in particular, is super ideal for the summer!
It’s not only that the flavor is on point, it’s also the fact that this ice coffee latte is dairy-free, vegan, and paleo-friendly.
With this drink, you can beat the summer heat while still maintaining your summer bod.
11. Orange Maple Glazed Salmon
Time for the main course! Say hello to rich and fatty salmon glazed with a sweet, savory, and citrusy maple orange sauce.
A simple 15-minute recipe, this entree is perfect for when you left dinner to the last minute.
Serve this dish with rice and roasted vegetables for a hearty and healthy meal.
12. Bacon Maple Monkey Bread
This is monkey bread taken to a whole new realm of pleasure, and it’s all thanks to maple syrup and bacon!
Made with just refrigerated biscuit dough pieces as its base, this recipe couldn’t be easier.
It’s bathed with a sweet and salty mixture of brown sugar, melted butter, maple syrup, and bacon grease.
So it becomes one of the most phenomenal monkey breads I’ve ever had.
To top it all off, the bread is sprinkled with bits of bacon to add another layer of smokiness to the sweet, salty, and sticky treat.
13. Iced Coconut Maple Mocha
Who says only Starbucks and other popular coffee chains can pull off a delectable iced coffee treat?
With this recipe, you’re one step closer to a refreshingly delicious iced coconut maple mocha, and in just a few minutes at that!
14. Brown Butter Chewy Maple Brown Sugar Cookies
No matter how hard you try, you’ll never be able to say no to these brown butter maple sugar cookies!
It’s made with glorious things like browned butter, maple syrup, chocolate, chips, and pecans.
Your self-control will be thrown out the window when these cookies are involved.
15. Healthy Granola
Skip store-bought and make your own granola.
This granola mix is made of rolled oats, nuts, seeds, spices, and maple syrup.
It’s delicious, more affordable, and because you know exactly what goes in it, it’s healthier, too!
16. Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes
We all know roasting sweet potatoes is a fantastic idea.
But did you know that coating them with maple syrup beforehand makes for an even better dish?
Here, the sweet potatoes are sliced into 1-inch chunks for the perfect bite-sized snack.
They’re drizzled with olive oil, baked for a few minutes, and then covered with a mix of maple and cinnamon and baked again.
The result is a heavenly side dish or stand-alone snack so good, you’ll want to add it to your weekly meal rotation.
17. Maple Snickerdoodles
These maple snickerdoodles are ridiculously tender, moist, and chewy!
The flavor is primarily maple, and it is nothing short of spectacular.
The cookies are sprinkled with cinnamon sugar for the perfect finish.
18. Maple Pecan Bars
If you like pecan pie, you’ll fall in love with these maple pecan bars.
Instead of a flaky crust, these bars have a crumbly and buttery shortbread crust at the bottom.
The filling is the same sweet and scrumptious maple syrup mixed with crunchy chopped pecans.
They’re sliced into squares, and you’ll want to reserve at least 5 of them for yourself.
19. Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Cold outside? Time to warm your heart and belly with this cozy and creamy butternut squash soup.
The combined flavors of butternut squash, cream, maple syrup, and spices give this soup a wonderfully sweet, salty, and savory profile.
20. Maple Pumpkin Butter
Elevate the humble butter into a phenomenal, fall-themed spread!
All you need is pumpkin, apple juice, maple syrup, and this quick and easy recipe.
Use this silky and creamy butter to enhance your pancakes, waffles, muffins, and biscuits.
21. Super Simple Maple BBQ Sauce
Instead of relying on BBQ sauce from a bottle, why not make it yourself? It’s so much simpler than you think it is.
It’s made by whisking maple syrup, ketchup, apple cider, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, paprika, and hot sauce.
This BBQ sauce couldn’t be easier to make.
22. Roasted Japanese Turnips
If you’re looking for a light yet flavor-packed side dish to pair with your heavy entree, these roasted Japanese turnips perfectly fit the bill.
Small and sweet Hakurei turnips are tossed in a mix of maple syrup, miso, soy sauce, and melted butter.
Then, they’re roasted to sweet and crunchy perfection.
23. Maple Walnut Ice Cream
Is your ice cream maker sitting and collecting dust in your cupboard?
Time to whip it out and make this sensational maple walnut ice cream!
Made with milk, egg yolks, and cream, this ice cream is the real deal.
Flavored with maple syrup and pecans, this is one heavenly treat you surely won’t want to miss.
24. Maple Granola Parfait
How about starting your day with a healthy breakfast that tastes just like ice cream? Sounds like a plan to me!
This maple granola parfait is beyond epic. It has yogurt at its base that’s topped with almonds, berries, granola, and of course, maple syrup.
You can end there, but you can also take it to the next level by topping it with more fresh or dried fruits and berries, as well as nuts and seeds.
25. Maple Bacon Cheddar Biscuits
These biscuits are wonderfully tender and flaky!
Filled with bacon and cheese and drizzled with maple butter syrup, get ready to feast on a salty, savory, sweet, and buttery treat.
26. Spicy Maple Candied Bacon
I think we can all agree that maple candied bacon makes the world a better place. I mean, who can say no to this sweet, salty, crunchy delight?
If you’re a fan of spicy food, I’ll bet you’ll love this version.
This candied bacon is glazed with chipotle to give it an element of heat.
It goes wonderfully well with the sweet maple syrup and brown sugar.
27. Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
Cakes and cupcakes are good, but they’re never complete without frosting.
If you’re looking for the best frosting out there, congratulations, you’ve just found it.
This frosting combines the goodness of rich cream cheese and sweet maple syrup, creating a great balance of flavors.
It’s not too sweet, not too indulgent, and just perfectly delicious.
28. Maple Mustard Glazed Ham
Elevate a fully baked ham into a stunning holiday centerpiece you and your guests will never forget.
This ham glistens with a scrumptious glaze of brown sugar, Dijon mustard, and maple syrup.
This doctored ham may be just a shortcut, but no one has to know!
29. Maple Cornbread
Add a little bit of sweetness to the classic cornbread using maple syrup!
This maple cornbread is tender and crumbly, with a wonderful flavor combination of maple and corn.
This sweet and savory cornbread makes for an excellent side dish for your holiday feast.
30. Apple and Maple Baked Oatmeal
These baked oatmeal squares are the love child of an oat bar and porridge. They’re very chewy but solid enough to be sliced into bars.
Featuring flavors and textures of maple syrup, oats, apples, and pecans, this bake is the epitome of fall breakfasts.
31. Candied Pumpkin Pie Spice Pecans
Whether you top them on oatmeal, pancakes, salads, or ice cream, these candied pecans are delightful.
And boy, they couldn’t be easier to make.
Just toss pecans with maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, and salt over medium heat for several minutes, and voila!
32. Maple Pecan Sticky Buns
These buns are extra special thanks to maple syrup and pecans!
With a tender and pillowy bottom and a sweet, sticky, and crunchy maple pecan topping, these buns are astonishingly delightful.
33. Maple Oatmeal Cookies
These cookies are super moist and chewy and unbelievably delicious!
They’re flavored with maple and cinnamon, and loaded with oats, chopped nuts, raisins, and chocolate chips.
Not only are they addictive, but they’re surprisingly healthy, too.
34. Maple Glazed Carrots
Carrots are already inherently sweet, so you might think bathing them with a maple glaze would be a bit of an overkill. But nope… absolutely not!
These maple glazed carrots are irresistibly delicious. They’re incredibly crunchy with a wonderfully sweet and sticky outside coating.
This side dish will go well with any entree.
35. Maple Ginger Hot Toddy
Need something relaxing to soothe your body? Let’s fix you up with a maple ginger hot toddy.
It’s made with your favorite tea, scotch, ginger, maple syrup, anise, and lemon.
One sip of this flavorful hot toddy is enough to warm not just your body, but your heart and soul as well.
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