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Cooking With Maple

Maple’s versatility makes it a kitchen staple. Its natural sweetness and nutritional properties lend itself to both chicken dinners and decadent desserts. Using maple syrup and maple sugar in place of cane sugar in cooking and baking is a simple swap!

How To Cook

with maple syrup

When replacing cane sugar with maple syrup in baking, use 3/4 the volume of cane sugar. Maple syrup will add moisture to the recipe, so reduce other liquids to accommodate for the hydration.

When it comes to stove top cooking, maple syrup amplifies dishes by balancing flavors with a robust sweetness. Add a tablespoon to stir frys, hash browns, pasta sauces, and frittatas to elevate the dish.

Learn how professionals use maple in the kitchen!

How To Cook

with maple sugar

Baking with maple sugar is as easy as using a one-to-one substitution. In the case of cakes and cookies, maple sugar doesn’t dissolve as readily as cane sugar so it helps to cream it with butter for a minute or more longer than you would. Sprinkle in a spoonful of maple sugar to pie doughs, overnight oats, and wherever you’d use cane sugar to add a New England nuance to recipes.

Substituting Maple Sugar for Maple Syrup

Generally it’s ½ cup of maple sugar to 1 cup of maple syrup.

Depending upon the recipe it may be necessary to increase the liquid by ¼ cup if you’re switching to maple sugar from syrup.


Helpful Blog Posts

How To Substitute Maple For Granulated Sugar

When posed with the question of substituting maple sugar for granulated sugar in baking recipes, we showed up with optimism, an oven, and an empty stomach. With King Arthur Baking’s Basic Drop Cookies recipe as our canvas, we tested how granulated maple sugar would cream versus granulated cane sugar.

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How To Bake With Maple Sugar

Alternative sweeteners are filling the baking aisle shelves and substituting the space in recipes where granulated sugar used to be. Amongst those natural sweeteners, you may come across maple sugar.

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