Maple Syrup Recipes

    Maple Syrup can be enjoyed anytime of the day. Below we provide some nutritional information about maple syrup as well as how to substitute syrup for other sweeteners, Lastly, we have included some of our favorite maple syrup recipes for you to enjoy.

    Maple Syrup - Nutritional Information

    • Pure maple syrup is one of nature’s sweetest gifts. Boiling down the sap of the maple tree makes pure maple syrup.
    • Pure maple syrup is a “natural” food that contains nothing artificial, no additives, no colorings, or preservatives.
    • The main sugar in pure maple syrup is sucrose. Small amounts of fructose and glucose are found in the darker grades of syrup.
    • Maple syrup caloric value is 40 calories per tablespoon.
    • Maple syrup contains a variety of minerals including: calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and others. Vitamins including: niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, biotin and folic acid can be found in maple syrup.

    Baking With Maple Syrup

    Maple syrup products can be used to replace other sweeteners in recipes.

    For every cup of sugar, substitute 3/4 cup to 1-1/2 cups of pure maple syrup, and reduce the dominant liquid in the recipe by 2-4 tablespoons.

    Table grades of maple syrup - US Dept of Agriculture:

    • U.S. Grade A Golden (delicate taste)
    • U.S. Grade A Amber (rich taste)
    • U.S. Grade A Dark (robust taste)
    • U.S. Grade A Very Dark (strong taste)