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Best maple syrup recipes

Published: March 2, 2022 at 11:36 am
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Make the most of sweet maple syrup with our easy recipes – from fluffy pancakes and healthy bakes to savoury starters

Looking to use up a bottle of maple syrup? Drizzle some on top of our fluffy pancakes or french toast. Use a few tablespoons in a healthy bake or add a touch of sweetness to a savoury main.

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For more brunch ideas, see our indulgent pancake recipes or our easy french toast recipes. See our lightened up cookies, cupcakes and more with our healthy baking recipes.


Best maple syrup recipes

Easy American pancakes

Double raising agent (baking powder on top of self-raising flour) makes extra-fluffy American pancakes in this classic recipe, best served warm and drenched in maple syrup.

American pancakes in a stack next to a jug of maple syrup

Maple pecan cookies

Celebrate the classic North American condiment in this easy cookie recipe. Dot with pecan nuts and serve with a cup of coffee for a moreish afternoon nibble.

A selection of small cookies dotted with pecan nuts, with a cup of coffee on the side

Healthy carrot cake muffins

Thick greek yogurt is the key to these miraculous muffins, flavoured with orange zest, mixed spice and maple syrup.

Carrot Cake Muffins on a Wire Rack

Maple baked beans

Let the oven do all the work with this spicy one-pot dish inspired by Boston baked beans – they're perfect for stuffing into jacket potatoes or spooning over toasted sourdough.

A white cast iron pot filled with tomato beans and bacon

Healthy banana bread

A healthy glug of maple syrup is the key to this wonderfully moist vegan banana bread, flavoured with both coconut oil and desiccated coconut.

A loaf of banana bread with two slices ready to serve

Vegan pancakes

Serve a stack of these fluffy American-style vegan pancakes soaked in maple syrup for an gorgeous, plant-based brunch.


Salted maple brownies

How do you make brownies even better? Add sea salt and maple syrup of course! This recipe is really easy to make but looks impressive and delivers big flavours.


Parsnip and maple syrup cake

This impressive cake recipe is moist, delicious and easy to make. Make extra parsnip crisps to nibble with drinks.

Parsnip Cake Recipe with Maple Syrup

Bagel french toast with maple butter

Check out this easy french toast recipe with cinnamon raisin bagels, boozy bourbon and sweet maple butter – perfect for an luxurious weekend brunch.

French Toast Bagel Recipe

Maple and miso celeriac soup

Make the most of this root vegetable with a rich soup. White miso adds extra umami and balances the earthy celeriac and sweet maple syrup. Simply swap the double cream for a plant-based cream to make this vegan.

Two mugs filled with white celeriac soup with a golden grilled cheese sandwich on the side

Pumpkin cake

Dotted with nuts and flavoured with maple syrup, this seasonal special (made with real pumpkin) is finished with a zesty soft cheese topping. Perfect for Halloween or Bonfire Night.

Pumpkin cake, image by Mike English

Vegan french toast

We've put a vegan twist on the brunch staple – the maple-cinnamon glaze helps crisp up the toast and caramelise the edges. Serve with yogurt and berries for a glorious start to your day.

Vegan French Toast with Berries and Yogurt

Maple-pecan crumpet bread and butter pudding

Try our take on the British classic. We’ve jazzed up the recipe by using crumpets, pecans and gooey maple syrup.

Crumpet Bread and Butter Pudding

Maple-glazed sausage blinis

Kick off a party with these easy canapés, turning cocktail sausages into impressive bite-sized party food.

Cocktail Sausage Canapés with Maple-Glaze

Blueberry pancakes

Treat yourself to a stack of healthy blueberry-flecked cornmeal pancakes, flavoured with orange zest and maple syrup. Perfect for a lazy weekend brunch.

Three stacks of blueberry pancakes

Maple syrup and smoked bacon scones

Scones for starters? Greg Marchand of Frenchie restaurant in Covent Garden gives us the secret to his light and fluffy scones infused with maple syrup and studded with smoked bacon.

frenchie Maple syrup and smoked-bacon scones

Salted caramel pear cake

This impressive but easy layer cake is filled with spiced poached pears and pecans, and topped with a silky smooth salted maple caramel.

A four tier sponge cake filled with cream and topped with slices of pear

Sourdough pancakes

Make the most of left-over sourdough starter with a stack of fluffy pancakes, flavoured with brown butter and drizzled with maple syrup.

Three sourdough pancakes in a pan with a stack by the side

Pork medallions

Mix maple syrup with balsamic vinegar, chilli and garlic to make a glaze for this pork medallions recipe.

A frying pan with pork medallions in a glossy, light sauce on a grey linen napkin

Maple-glazed gammon

This sweet maple-glazed gammon recipe is a clever update on a classic roast. Serve it with bittersweet roasted chicory and a fresh slaw to cut through the salt.

Maple Glazed Gammon Recipe With Apple Slaw

Maple profiterole stacks

Profiteroles filled with maple cream are deliciously sweet, making an impressive dessert.

Maple profiterole stacks

Whisky-and-maple-roasted parsnips

Take your parsnips up a notch with a boozy hit of whisky and the sweetness of maple syrup.

Maple Glazed Parsnips Recipe with Whisky

Pumpkin pie

Make our easy pumpkin pie with maple cream for Thanksgiving or a dinner party dessert. This rich and creamy pud uses shop-bought pastry, making it a simple yet still impressive bake.

Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Maple-glazed cornbread with jumbo shrimp

Cornbread is a southern American classic. We've given it a twist with this recipe for maple-glazed cornbread with jumbo shrimp, charred corn and chilli tomato ragout.

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Maple Cornbread Recipe with Jumbo Shrimp

Banana and chocolate cake

Chef Chris Gillard of London restaurant EartH Kitchen has created an impressive banana and chocolate cake. The addition of maple cream and crispy bacon transforms it into a delicious dessert.

Banana and Chocolate Cake Recipe with Maple Cream

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