Sweet and Savoury Maple Syrup Recipes For Maple SeasonMarch 5, 2019
Sweeten up your cooking routine with these maple syrup recipes. Everything from tried and true breakfast treats to appetizing snacks, side dishes, and mains.
So you’ve hit up the sugar shack, lugging home more maple syrup than you know what to do with. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. When you think of maple syrup recipes, you’re likely already salivating at the idea of putting a generous glug on your silver dollar breakfast pancakes. But make no mistake, maple syrup wears many hats — sweet and savoury alike. These maple syrup recipes give you the chance to enjoy some maple goodness at any time of the day.
Granola is a speedy way to ensure eating a delicious breakfast remains part of your weekday groove. It’s simple to prep, quick to enjoy, and leaves you feeling full until lunch. So why not try adding maple syrup for a sweet twist! Find this maple syrup recipe (and more delicious homemade granola recipes) here.
2. Maple Brown Butter Sweet Potatoes
There’s something about combining maple syrup and warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg that makes this mashed potato dish feel like a big, syrup-filled hug.
- 8-9 Sweet Potatoes (about 3 pounds), peeled and cut into cubes
- 6 Tablespoons Butter
- 1/4 Cup Pure Maple Syrup
- 1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/8 Teaspoon Nutmeg
- 1/4 Cup Pecans
- Salt and Pepper
- Add potatoes to a large pot, cover with water, and bring to a boil.
- Let simmer until potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork, about 10-15 minutes. Drain and return to pot.
- Use a potato masher to mash until smooth and creamy.
- Add butter to a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Continue to cook until butter solids begin to brown, stirring often. Once it starts changing colour and smells slightly caramel-like, remove from heat and pour into a separate bowl to stop the cooking.
- Stir maple syrup into butter, then pour mixture into mashed sweet potatoes, reserving 1-2 tablespoons to drizzle over top.
- Add cinnamon and nutmeg, then stir to combine.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Garnish with pecans and drizzle over remaining maple brown butter.
4. Maple and Salted Caramel Popcorn
- 10 Cups Popped Popcorn
- 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter
- 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
- 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- Place popcorn in a large bowl. Set aside.
- Heat butter over medium heat until melted. Stir in brown sugar and maple syrup. Bring to a boil and let cook about 3 minutes.
- Add vanilla extract, sea salt, and baking soda. Stir to combine.
- Pour caramel sauce slowly into popcorn, stirring frequently.
- Set aside to cool slightly.
Maple syrup and mustard are a perfect example of the beauty that happens when opposites attract. The maple taste is friendly and fun, with a sweetness that even the pickiest eaters will love. Mustard, on the other hand, is feisty in flavour, bringing a little extra somethin’ somethin’ to a dish. Mix the two together, put them on pork, and you’ve got a meal the whole family will rave about. Get the maple syrup recipe here
We’ve really syr-upped ourselves with this recipe. Combine the great breakfast tastes of maple syrup and bacon to an all-star pizza dish. That’s what we call a sweet upgrade to a dinner favourite. Get the recipe here.
Maple syrup recipes are a Canadian classic, but curious to see what else Canucks are cookin’ up in the kitchen? Check out the Favourite Customer Recipes By Province.