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How To Use Maple Syrup Beyond Pancakes

The flow of maple stretches far past the breakfast table. If you ever wondered how to use maple syrup beyond its beloved purpose of finishing off pancakes, prepare to be inspired. There is a myriad of ways to use maple syrup. Sometimes syrup is tasted but not seen. This sweet elixir is a mighty ingredient in the kitchen.

If your maple stays idle between weekends, this is your chance to get more out of your bottle. Whether you’re exploring the lengths at which maple can work in cooking and baking or making quick, simple switches maple can meet the challenge. And provide some nutritional benefits.

Pure maple syrup is a wholesome ingredient rich in minerals. Zinc, potassium, magnesium and iron are all found in this single ingredient and its antioxidant value is higher than cabbage. Using pure maple syrup goes well beyond toppings. If you’re short on inspiration or don’t know where to begin, we have a list of ways you can introduce maple syrup into your everyday.

Coffee and Tea

Maple syrup is the perfect sweetener for coffee and tea. It takes hot or iced coffee to the next, flavorful level without the granulated sugar. Easy to dissolve, you won’t have to stir for long to swirl natural sweetness into your morning cup.


Thinking of maple syrup as a flavor enhancer. It can be whipped into frostings, whisked into doughs, and mixed into fruit fillings to give your prize winning delights a robust edge. An excellent substitute for granulated sugar, maple syrup sweetens while giving treats a deeper, caramel-like flavor. We love using Dark Robust maple syrup in bread doughs.


All the aforementioned nutritional properties of maple syrup make it the ideal ingredient to squeeze into a smoothie. Comingling amongst frozen in season fruit and Greek yogurt, adding maple to your smoothie makes a healthy breakfast taste more like dessert.

Salad Dressings

You’ll never want to buy another salad dressing once you conquer a homemade recipe. Then add maple syrup to the jar and you’ll find your new favorite not-so-secret secret ingredient. Our go to bottle to grab for this job is our Sweet Heat Maple Syrup, infused with habanero peppers. Try it in our Shallot Vinaigrette!


Another breakfast vessel for maple syrup? Oatmeal! Stove top oats can be quick, easy and sweetened up with maple syrup. But it’s not just pure maple syrup that can star in the sweetening role. Maple Butter and maple sugar can both be spooned into oats for a breakfast you’ll crave again and again.