How do I use maple syrup for cooking?
Pure maple syrup can be used as a healthy alternative to sugar in a variety of dishes, such as desserts and baked goods (pies and cakes, just to name a few).
To substitute maple syrup for granulated sweeteners such as white sugar, use a one-for-one substitution and reduce the quantity of liquid ingredients in the recipe (water, milk, juice) by one fourth of a cup.
Maple syrup also serves as a one-to-one substitution for other liquid sweeteners, such as honey, molasses and corn syrup.
Pure maple syrup can also:
- Add a subtle sweetness and a hint of maple flavor to fresh fruit, cereal and ice cream
- Sweeten tea, hot chocolate, coffee, eggnog and smoothies
- Jazz up a cocktail, instead of simple syrup