Name one cooking trend that everyone has shared in over the past few years? Of course, we’d probably all have a different answer, but given a list, many of us might name pumpkin spice. However, one thing is set to supplant that trend, and it’s maple madness. This post shares 8 unexpected uses for maple syrup, 2 excellent canning recipes that use maple syrup, an explanation of the rating scale of maple syrup, and more. Read on for more maple syrup uses!
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Part of the reason for this is, of course, the move to healthy cooking. People want to eat more whole foods that are really–not processed—and that might help them add the necessary minerals and vitamins to their daily eating routine. And of course, when they’re cooking they want it to taste good, too. And they’re looking for alternatives to processed additives such as sugar that may wreak havoc on our bodies.
Before you dive full-fledged into a maple syrup tasting routine, it’s helpful to know the different types and grades, and their potential uses. This graphic from www.zerocater.com helps to explain it all.
Maple Syrup Shopping List
- This is a great, everyday option HERE
- For gifts (hostess, Valentine’s Day breakfast, etc) THIS looks amazing
- A family sized jug of high quality, Canadian syrup
Recipes That Use Maple Syrup
My favorite recipe that uses maple syrup is Maple Whiskey Peaches. These peaches are dreamy on top of a cheesecake or your morning yogurt.
Another best-loved Domestic Wildflower maple-y recipe that you will love is the Applesauce Recipe. There are no-sugar versions friendly for tiny kids, and the addition of maple syrup adds such a great flavor; you’ll dig it.
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