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How To Use Pure Vermont Maple Syrup in Every Meal

The most prominent pancake topping has its place in recipes beyond breakfast. Lunch, dinner, snacks and desserts can all benefit from pure Vermont maple syrup and maple sugar. Smoothies invite a drizzle of maple syrup in the morning and salmon rests deliciously in a marinade of maple and soy sauce at night. In between the two big meals there’s also space for pure maple products. Fill out the day with maple sugar sprinkled fruit and sandwiches stacked between slices of maple bread. And even end the day with a Maple Apple Galette. Each meal is an opportunity to explore the versatility of pure maple syrup.

Not only is pure Vermont maple syrup versatile in its culinary uses, but it’s also nutritious. Nature’s wholesome sweetener is rich in minerals including potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, zinc, manganese, phosphorus, iron, and selenium. And according to the 2007 Canadian Nutrient File (Health Canada) and the US Food and Drug Administration Nutrient Database, pure maple syrup has more antioxidant value than a tomato. Thus making it a fitting ingredient to whisk into salad dressings, perfect to douse over afternoon grain bowls.

We’ve been cooking with maple for half a century and have found new, creative ways to incorporate this robust ingredient into every meal. But to get you started, we’ve compiled a list of our everyday favorites that we invite you to use in your daily kitchen life.


Breakfast

The Ultimate Fruit Smoothie

Smoothies are as easy as blending your favorite fruits together with a little yogurt. But it’s a spoonful of maple syrup that pulls it all together for us. Adding pure Vermont maple syrup to each smoothie not only add necessary minerals to your day but makes each sip a little sweeter. A perfect way to start any weekday.

Maple Nut Granola

Whether you consider granola breakfast or a midday snack, maple syrup has a place in it. Favored for its sweetening ability, pure Vermont maple syrup mixes in perfectly to any batch of granola you’re tossing together. Eat over a bowl of yogurt, or by the handfuls on your way out the door!

Apple Frittata with Cheddar and Thyme

If you love when the runoff maple syrup from your pancakes creeps towards and pools under your scrambled eggs, don’t wait until you order a lumberjack breakfast for that flavor! Mix maple syrup into your eggs any day of the week. Pour a small puddle next to the scrambled eggs, or directly atop your fried egg. Maple syrup finds a perfect fit in a frittata!

Lunch

Same Day Maple White Bread

Sometimes at breakfast we already know what we want for lunch. Most of the time it’s a sandwich. If you can think ahead, you can get sandwich bread started. This maple bread is easy to make and makes every sandwich the better version of itself.

The Ultimate Vermonter Sandwich

Around here we take our Vermonter sandwiches seriously. Every component of this sandwich involves maple from the bread to the butter.

Maple Portobello Burger

Not only are portobello burgers delicious, they only take 30 minutes to make. Whether you’re on your lunch break at home, or are meal planning for the week, these burgers fit right into the schedule.

Dinner

One Pan Maple Salmon Dinner

Maple sugar stars in this salmon marinade. Requiring only a bowl and a pan, this delicious dis won’t leave you with a million dishes.

Salad Dressings

Once you start using pure Vermont maple syrup in your salad dressings, we guarantee that you’ll never go back to the salad dressing aisle of your local grocery store. This simple upgrade makes a big difference, rounding out the flavor profile of any salad dressing while not overpowering it. The subtle sweetness goes a long way. From creamy tahini dressings to a year-round shallot vinaigrette, there’s a salad dressing you can whisk maple syrup into!

Spicy Maple Chicken Tenders

Maple isn’t only reserved for salmon when it comes to dinner time. It pairs exceptionally well with poultry too. And we can’t get enough of these chicken tenders. They’re easy to make but that doesn’t mean they compromise flavor. If we could, we’d eat these very night of the week with a healthy helping of greens on the side.

Whether you’re looking for a way to make lunch more exciting, or instill more flavor into dinner, incorporating pure Vermont maple syrup into your favorite recipes will be a wholesome upgrade.