17 Recipes with Maple Syrup

Our best sweet & savoury recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert

The combination of sweet and savoury makes maple syrup an excellent ingredient for a wide range of recipes. Whether it’s used as a topping, marinade, or ingredient, maple syrup adds a distinct flavour to any dish.

From classic French toast and pancakes to braised chicken or roasted vegetables, maple syrup can elevate any dish to a whole new level. Sweet maple syrup recipes such as maple hot toddy, maple pecan pie, or maple upsidedown cake are perfect for those with a sweet tooth. Add maple syrup to your meatloaf, salmon, green beans and more! and, voilà, you have a perfect balance of sweet and savoury flavours that will satisfy any palate. 

1. Maple-Pecan Whoopie Pies

Luscious maple cream cheese “buttercream” sandwiched between two maple-pecan cake-like cookies.

2. Maple-Orange-Ginger Sticky Ribs

With hints of citrus and Asian flavours, these ribs are sticky, maple-sweet, and lip-tingling spicy.

3. Maple-Mustard Braised Chicken With Wilted Kale

This healthy and delicious recipe is practically a one-pot dinner; just add a dish of quinoa, rice or buttered noodle. Even better, it comes together in about 30 minutes.

4. Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Whether you start with fresh pumpkin or canned, this oatmeal is packed with protein, fibre, and beta-carotene, and it’s sugar-free — it gets a touch of natural sweetness from maple syrup instead. 

5. Maple-Roasted Spring Onions, Asparagus, Sunchokes, and Goat Cheese with Birch Syrup  

What a wondrous time; spring onions are tender, asparagus is rising to the sun, and the sunchokes that have spent all winter becoming fat and sweet are ready to be dug up – do it before they sprout! Roast them all together for this lip-smacking side dish or vegetarian main. Maple syrup brings out the sweetness, and birch syrup adds a burnt sugar bitterness for balance. 

6. The Most Delicious Maple Syrup Hot Toddy 

It’s hot, creamy, a little bit sweet and spicy; truly, like apple pie in a cup with a boozy hit.

7. Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf with Whiskey and Cola Glaze

The Canadian childhood classic, meatloaf is an approachable, affordable staple that can grow up with us to meet our changing tastes and global pantry. This recipe is sure to be your new favourite. 

8. One-Pan Maple Miso Corn Ribs

Whether you enjoy these delicious corn-on-the-cob strips as your main or as a side, this combination of flavours will have you craving this fresh dish all through corn season. 

9. Ontario Maple Pecan Pie

We’ve loaded this pie with Ontario pecans and real maple syrup for a southern treat with Canadian flare.

10. Sweet Potato Cake with Smoky Maple Frosting

This simple sweet potato cake can also be an elegant addition to a breakfast or teatime when served with just a dusting of powdered sugar. Not overly sweet on its own but moist and rich tasting, it makes a beautiful and unusual occasion cake. 

11. Blueberry Peach Maple Upside Down Cake

Canned peaches make this dessert easy to serve any time of the year.

12. Asian Long Bean With Miso, Maple and Almonds

An updated & delicious twist on the classic green beans almandine.

13. Sweet and Spicy Maple-Sriracha Wings

The sweetness of the maple syrup and the heat from the Sriracha sauce combine to create a unique and irresistible flavour making these sticky, sweet, and slightly spicy wings a crowd-pleaser for all manner of gatherings. Oven-baked and easy to make, this recipe will be a go-to for entertaining and, paired with rice and veggies, makes an awesome meal.

14. Maple-Mint Apple Raita 

This Maple-Mint Apple Raita is cooling, refreshing, and delicious and can be enjoyed alongside curries, as a dip for chips and raw veggies, or even as a salad dressing.

15. Strawberry-Rose and Maple Mascarpone Galette

A delicious summery dessert that’s easy to make.

16. Mustard Glazed Sheet Pan Salmon

In this ultimate “Great Canadian” sheet pan recipe, an ultra-quick glaze of East Coast maple syrup, a classic Prairies ingredient–mustard!–and a touch of smoky barbecue sauce make the perfect lacquered finishing touch for Canadian salmon fillets.

17. Baked Nutty Berry French Toast

Make this delicious French toast with the berries added on top or baked right in. Either way, drizzle it with maple syrup.

With its distinctive taste and versatility, maple syrup is an ingredient that should be a staple in every kitchen.

The Harrowsmith Team
The Harrowsmith Team

Harrowsmith is the farm-to-condo go-to for living sustainably and simply. Our mission is to offer a down-to-earth Canadian perspective on topics of gardening, home and design, travel and culture, food, health, wellness and the environment.

Posted on Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

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