We love maple syrup! Every single step; from a beautiful winters day of tapping the trees, to a fun filled day of boiling the sap and then the final step of bottling our liquid gold! But our very most favourite part is using it on homemade pancakes and french toast (recipes below). We also have other maple syrup recipes to share with you. From delicious treats, to main course and side dishes, hope you enjoy some of our family’s favourite maple syrup recipes ~ bon appetit!
We have been enjoying this recipe for almost thirty years! It comes from my daughters childhood friends great grandmother ~ loving old family recipes!
2 cups Flour (organic non bleached)
4 tsp. Baking Powder
2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Salt
1 Egg (large)
2 cups Milk or Butter milk
1/4 cup Sugar
1/4 cup melted Butter
Mix all the ingredients in a blender or place in a bowl and use a mixer to thoroughly blend.
Pour on a hot griddle and enjoy!
This is our Christmas morning favourite! Add a frozen cranberries and voila! you have a festive french toast casserole ~ yummy!
2 Tbsp. softened butter
8 Large Eggs
2 Tbsp. Maple Syrup
3 1/2 cups Milk
1 tsp. Vanilla
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
1 lb loaf day-old Challah (egg bread) or white bread, torn into pieces (454 g)
note: I use old crusts, buns or bread that is no longer ideal for fresh use. I store them in the freezer to use for french toast; waste not, want not:)
Optional: 1/2 cup sun dried cranberries. For Christmas morning I add frozen Cranberries. I also like use my frozen Rhubarb at other times throughout the winter season.
Butter a 9×13 baking dish.
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, maple syrup, milk, vanilla, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg until thoroughly combined. Gently stir in the bread pieces and the fruit. Let the mixture stand for 15 minutes. Give a gentle stir, and spoon into the baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
The next morning, preheat the over to 350 degrees. Remove the wrap and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the casserole is firm to the touch.
Serve with Maple Syrup
Maple Syrup Muffins
Pure heaven! This has been a family favourite with my children, a must try recipe for any maple syrup lover.
¼ cup Butter
½ cup White sugar
1 tsp. Salt
1 ¼ cup All purpose flour
2 tsp. Baking powder
¾ cup Rolled oats
½ cup Milk
½ cup Maple syrup
1 tbsp. Butter
½ cup Icing sugar
1 tbsp. Maple syrup
Soften butter, blend in sugar and salt.
Add Dry ingredients and blend with pastry cutter until crumbly. Mix in oats.
Blend milk and syrup together in measuring cup and pour over dry ingredients stirring only to moisten.
Bake 350 degrees for 20 min.
A family favourite!
Maple Soy Glazed Salmon
So delicious! We never order salmon out at a restaurant, as no recipe comes close to this one.
¼ cup Maple Syrup
2 tsp. Soya Sauce
1 tbsp. Lime, fresh squeezed
1 small Garlic clove
Pinch Red Pepper flakes
Place salmon, skin side down, on a baking pan.
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, pour over Salmon fillet. Place in fridge while marinating.
Bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
To die for!
Maple Syrup Squash
Want to spruce up a quick side dish? Its a perfect combination!
1 tsp. Butter
1 tbsp. Maple Syrup
Cut Squash in half, clean out seeds, add butter and maple syrup. Place on baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 ½ hours or until easily pierced with a fork.
Double Baked Mashed Maple Sweet Potatoes
There are so many elements in this dish that we love! First of all who doesn’t love sweet potatoes? Double baked mashed is to die for, and add the maple syrup ~ the dish is now over the top!
4 Sweet Potatoes, peeled and cut
12 tbsp milk
1/4 cup butter
12 tbsp maple syrup
Boil potatoes until tender and drain. Mash potatoes with a mixer, slowly add the milk (half at a time). Add butter and maple syrup to taste. Scoop into a buttered casserole dish, cook at 350 degrees for approximately 25 minutes.