13 Sweet and Savory Recipes with Maple Syrup

March 14, 2014

We all know that maple syrup is a staple for a successful brunch. We pour too much of it on our short stack, form tiny pools of it in the hollows of our waffle, and let it overflow onto our sausage links. Maple syrup ups the ante in a big way -- at times, it makes everything else seem like a mere vehicle for its consumption. But, while we're rehydating our pancakes with a second pouring, let us not forget that maple syrup isn't just for breakfast; it isn't just for sweets; and it isn't the star of every show. 

Maple syrup plays the supporting role quite well, too -- it adds oomph to roasts, a certain je ne sais quoi to sauces and icings, and bit of intrigue to sweet and savory baked goods. So, keep your bottle close at hand. Here are 13 recipes that might have you reaching for it morning, noon, and night.

Miso-Maple Roasted Roots by Nicholas

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Walnut Sage Scones with Brown Butter Maple Glaze by MGrace


Maple & Garlic Pork Shoulder with Crispy Skin by ENunn


Maple Oat Breakfast Bread by fiveandspice


Maple Rosemary French Toast with Vanilla Crème Fraîche by hardlikearmour 


Maple Sweet Potato Cakes with Curried Greek Yogurt by foxeslovelemons 


Maple Cinnamon Toast by Merrill Stubbs  


Maple Quinoa Granola by spacekase 


Rainbow Chard with Maple-Vinegar Drizzle by Lizthechef 


Maple Sorbet by HCR 


Maple-Cardamom Glazed Salmon by alasully


Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies by lara@goodcookdoris


Grandma's White Cake with Maple Syrup Frosting by jvcooks

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Julie Myers

Written by: Julie Myers

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1 Comment

Erica March 15, 2014
I love the recipe for duck breasts with maple syrup and orange zest on this site.