Using Maple Syrup for Cooking

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).

The natural sweetener also adds depth and complexity to a wide range of entrees, and can be used as an ingredient in glazes, rubs or barbeque sauces for poultry, meatseafood or vegetables.

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