I used to think maple syrup was only meant to be used at breakfast time, drizzled on top of waffles, french toast, and pancakes. As I’ve entered the foodie world and started cooking for myself, I’m learning that there are countless uses for maple syrup. The sweet sticky gooey syrup is perfect in oatmeal, coated on nuts, and as a substitute for sugar in many recipes. Are you as shocked as I was when I first heard about these uses for maple syrup? In honor of National Maple Syrup Day, here are ten delicious ways to cook and bake with maple syrup!

Maple Pecan Freezer Fudge via Balanced Platter

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This recipe for maple pecan fudge is easy to make and uses wholesome ingredients like pecans, maple syrup, creamed coconut, and salt. When you’re craving something sweet, a small piece of this fudge will definitely hit the spot.

Pancake Souffle Muffins via A Healthy Life For Me

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Perfect for your next brunch party or family gathering, these pancake souffle muffins are a sure to be crowd pleaser. Topped with strawberry maple syrup, these individual souffles are easy to make and perfect for breakfast.

Maple Spiced Pecans via Pure and Simple

maple spiced pecansThe only thing better than roasted pecans with cinnamon is roasted pecans with cinnamon and maple syrup. These sweet and sticky pecans are perfect on top of yogurt, in breakfast cereal, or in your favorite homemade granola recipe. You could even eat these babies by the handful (like I would).

Pumpkin Maple Pancakes via Allyson Kramer

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On a cold winter morning, there’s nothing better than a stack of homemade pumpkin pancakes drizzled with maple syrup. These pancakes are made with chickpea flour, brown rice flour, chia seeds, almond milk, and maple syrup for a delicious wholesome breakfast your friends and family will adore.

Maple, Blueberry, and Almond Granola Bars via Dourmet

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Need a quick breakfast for on-the-go or a healthy mid-morning snack that will hold you over until lunch? These awesome maple, blueberry, and almond granola bars and wholesome and chewy. Packed with antioxidants, whole grains, and healthy fats, these granola bars are filling and satisfying.

Peanut Butter Maple Banana Fudge via Produce on Parade

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When you’re craving something gooey, sweet, and satisfying, reach for a piece of this healthy vegan fudge. Made with dates, almonds, walnuts, flax seed, bananas, peanut butter, and maple syrup, this healthy fudge will surely take care of that after dinner sweet tooth.

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Apple Muffins via Budget Gourmet Mom

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Perfect for breakfast or a snack, these whole wheat pumpkin apple muffins are a delicious and healthy choice. This recipes uses wholesome ingredients like Greek yogurt, pure maple syrup, and whole wheat flour to make healthy, yummy muffins.

Vanilla Chia Pudding via Pastry Affair

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This healthy pudding recipe is packed with fiber and perfect for dessert or a delicious snack. made with chia seeds, maple syrup, almond milk, and vanilla bean paste, this sweet treat will satisfy your cravings without ruining your diet.

Quinoa Porridge via Closet Cooking

Quinoa Porridge with Blueberries and Pecans

Tired of boring oatmeal in the morning? Try this awesome quinoa porridge for breakfast next time you’re craving hot cereal. This quinoa porridge bowl is made with blueberries, maple syrup, pecans, and cinnamon for a filling breakfast that’s hearty and delicious.

Peanut Butter Cookies via Queen of Quinoa

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These peanut butter cookies made with rolled oats and quinoa are perfect when you’re craving a sweet peanut buttery treat after dinner or as a snack. This recipe uses maple syrup instead of tons of refined sugar and uses quinoa instead of processed flour. Feel free to enjoy these cookies guilt-free!

What’s your favorite way to use maple syrup?


Carlie is a rising senior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is a communication major and psychology minor with a focus in interpersonal communication. She loves working out and being outside. She also loves to cook and experiment making delicious recipes and favorite foods healthier. Her guilty pleasure is watching cartoon movies (Despicable Me is probably her favorite). Her absolute two favorite foods are peanut butter and frozen yogurt. Someday she would love to write for a food magazine or a fitness magazine. Email her with any questions about the site.