37 Reasons Maple Syrup Is Not Just For Pancakes

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Maple Syrup

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Maple syrup is one of those things that just makes life a little bit better, and I’m not even Canadian. It’s also one of the best parts of brunch – there’s something kind of perfect about starting your day with something sweet and rich and lush like maple syrup.

Now, don’t be fooled by gross, cheap syrups in the grocery store. Make sure you always buy the one that says maple syrup specifically, or else you’re basically just getting corn syrup. Not the same. Not even in the same league.

Maple syrup has a billion uses, and most of them seemed to be paired with bacon or pecans. I’m down with both. You don’t have to restrict your maple love to your pancakes and waffles any longer. Here are 37 delicious ways to pair maple syrup with just about everything:


1. Walnut Sage Scones with Brown Butter Maple Glaze

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2. Maple Syrup Pie

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via Epicurious


3. Maple Mustard BBQ Chicken

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via Chow


4. Matilda, Maple and Garlic Pork Shoulder with Crispy Skin

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via Food52


5. Garnet Yams with Maple Syrup, Walnuts and Brandied Raisins

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via Bon Appetit


6. Miso-Maple Roasted Roots

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via Food52


7. Maple and Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries

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via Lauren Kelly Nutrition


8. Gluten-Free Raspberry Jam Cookies

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via CBC


9. Whoopie Pies with Maple Poached Pears and Maple Buttercream

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via Pineapple and Coconut


10. Maple Oat Breakfast Bread

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via Food52


11. No-Yeast Apple Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Icing

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via Recipe Girl


12. Brown Sugar Maple Cookies

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via Averie Cooks


13. Chai Cupcakes with Maple Whipped Cream

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via Naturally Ella


14. Maple Pumpkin Brulee Cheesecake

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via BHG


15. Maple Rosemary French Toast with Vanilla Creme Fraiche

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via Food52


16. Maple Custard Pie with Candied Bacon

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via Raspberri Cupcakes


17. Baked Acorn Squash with Maple Glaze

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via The Kitchen Is My Playground


18. Maple Bacon Biscuits

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via Amandaleine


19. Maple Sweet Potato Cakes with Curried Greek Yogurt

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via Food52


20. Almost Raw Pumpkin Maple Pecan Cheesecake with Coconut Whipped Cream

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via The Sweet Life Online


21. Maple Quinoa Granola

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via Food52


22. Gluten-free Coconut and Maple Macaroons

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via Box of Stolen Socks


23. Maple Mixed Berry Pie

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via Katie At The Kitchen Door


24. Rosemary Maple Corn Muffins

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via Love and Lemons


25. Rainbow Chard with Maple Vinegar Drizzle

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via Food52


26. Maple-Sweetened Lemonade Margaritas

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via The Roasted Root


27. Almond Butter and Flaxseed Cookies

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via Amsterdam Food Stories


28. Maple Cardamom Glazed Salmon

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via Food52


29. Maple Bacon Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwich

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via The Bacon Princess


30. 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge

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via Blissful Basil


31. Roasted Spiced Maple Almonds

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via Poppies and Papayas


32. Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies

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via Food52


33. Sweet Corn Maple Brown Butter Bacon

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via Iowa Girl Eats


34. Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Maple Tabasco Hard Candy

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via Peaches Please


35. Grandma’s White Cake with Maple Syrup Frosting

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via Food52


36. Tartlets with Maple Vanilla Cream and Blueberries

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via Hami-mnami


37. Grilled Peaches with Pecans and Maple

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via Lisa Is Cooking


Have you got a favorite maple syrup recipe up your sleeve? Share in the comments!

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Hansen is the DIY & Food Editor of Autostraddle.com and likes to spend most days making and cooking and writing. She is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at Colorado State University in her free time.

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    Ohmygodohmygod #22

    My mother’s favorite kind of cookie is a macaroon and it seems as if every g-free every recipe and bakery uses xanthum or guar gum which fuck with body as badly or worse than glunten. She has my nut butter cookies and Spanish almond things like turron, all my curds, and my berry pie things to work with but not her beloved macaroons.
    Until now.
    Her birthday is in September, I think she might cry when I give those gluten free coconut macaroons as a present.
    Once again autostraddle ya hit me right in the feels but when I least expected it.

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