Cooking with Maple Syrup
Maple syrup is a unique product with a natural sweetness and rich flavor. Everyone knows how good maple syrup is poured over hot pancakes or drizzled on a plate of french toast. But there are so many other delicious ways to enjoy the natural flavor and goodness of maple syrup! You can use one of the quick ideas we have suggested below or try one of the great recipes on our site. Or simply replace the sweetener in your recipes with maple syrup. If you are substituting maple syrup for the sugar, honey or other sweetener when cooking or baking, be sure to check out our cooking tips for some suggestions.
A Few Quick Ideas
- Sweeten homemade applesauce
- Use maple syrup to sweeten plain yogurt
- Mix into coffee, tea
- Drizzle over oatmeal
- Use as a glaze over ham, turkey, chicken, salmon
- Add to icing or whipped cream
- Drizzle over ice cream
- To replace honey with maple syrup, use a 1:1 ratio, 1 cup of maple syrup for 1 cup of honey.
- To replace sugar with maple syrup in your cooking, use ¾ cup of maple syrup for every cup of sugar. Decrease the amount of liquid in the recipe by ¼ cup for each cup of syrup you use.
- If you are using maple sugar, use a 1:1 ratio, 1 cup of maple sugar for every cup of sugar in your recipe.
- Maple syrup is slightly acidic – if you are adding maple syrup to a batter, this may affect how it rises. Neutralize the acidity by adding ¼ to ½ Tablespoon of baking soda to your batter.
- We recommend you reduce the oven temperature by about 25°C – maple syrup caramelizes at a lower temperature than sugar.
When replacing the sweetener in your recipe with maple syrup or maple sugar, experiment and have fun. It may take a couple of tries to get a recipe perfectly right, but the end result will be delicious!