Think natural maple syrup is only for pancakes? You’re most definitely missing out. There are so many uses for our delectable Michigan maple syrup out there that we had a hard time narrowing it down to our favorite 15.
1. MAPLE ROASTED VEGETABLES
Drizzle some natural maple syrup onto your favorite vegetables, like potatoes, brussel sprouts or carrots, and pop them in the oven. Thanks to the sugary syrup, they will beautifully caramelize and make the perfect side dish for any meal.
2. MAPLE WHIPPED CREAM
This one’s super easy: Simply add a little Michigan maple syrup into some whipped cream for a different and delectable treat.
3. MAPLE BUTTER
Beat some maple syrup (to taste) into softened butter. This sweet butter alternative is good on vegetables, toast, popcorn or even grilled fruit!
4. MAPLE-DRIZZLED YOGURT
Kick up the flavor of your daily yogurt with a quick drizzle of maple syrup!
5. MASHED SWEET POTATOES WITH MAPLE SYRUP
After boiling the sweet potatoes, toss in some maple syrup and butter to take your sweet potato mash to a whole new level.
6. SIMPLE MAPLE SYRUP
Looking for a simple syrup substitute? Maple syrup makes a great sugar substitute for whiskey and rum cocktails. Use a 3:4 ratio with water.
7. MAPLE VINAIGRETTE
Whip up a quick natural maple syrup vinaigrette and you’ll be pouring it over dinners all week long. The syrup adds a touch of sweetness which helps to round out the dressing.
8. MAPLE AND MUSTARD GLAZE
For a fun twist on salmon, try a maple and mustard glaze. Simply combine maple and mustard to create the glaze and brush onto both sides of seasoned salmon fillets. Then, broil the salmon, skin-side down, until the maple mixture has caramelized, about 7 to 10 minutes.
9. MAPLE CANDIED BACON
Bacon is amazing. You know what’s even more amazing? Maple. Candied. Bacon. Trust us.
10. MAPLE LEAF COCKTAILS
For a special, celebratory cocktail, mix scotch, lime, champagne and natural maple syrup. Cheers!
11. MAPLE BREAKFAST BAKE
Everybody loves a good breakfast bake. Make it even better by adding maple syrup and your favorite fruit. We suggest blueberries!
12. MAPLE BAKED BEANS
Baked beans are an all-American favorite.The “super-secret” ingredient that makes them even better? Natural maple syrup.
13. CHEWY MAPLE COOKIES
Michigan maple syrup has an incredibly complex and rich flavor. What better way to show it off than by using it in chewy maple cookies?
14. MAPLE PECAN BLONDIES
If you’re looking for a crowd pleaser, look no further than a good ole recipe for maple pecan blondies with a decadent maple butter glaze.
15. BEER, MAPLE AND GARLIC PORK SHOULDER
For a showstopper, cook a pork shoulder low and slow with a beer, maple syrup and garlic sauce.
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To learn more about cooking with maple syrup or to purchase some of our natural maple syrup, call or contact Michigan Maple Farms. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and help you cook smarter with our natural maple syrup and sugar!