These dazzling recipes will have you drizzling maple syrup onto more than just pancakes.
Maple syrup recipes generally conjure notions of sticky pancakes slathered with butter and various fruits. But this tree-tapped sweetener has a lot more potential beyond the breakfast table!
For this roundup, we focused on maple recipes that featured maple as a flavor, not simply an ingredient that you might use interchangeably with coconut sugar. From maple bacon donuts to maple sriracha barbecue kabobs, you won’t be able to get enough of its natural, rich taste.
Maple Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts
Make this side dish once for company, and everyone will beg you to make this savory plate again and again.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Maple Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts
5-Ingredient Maple Paleo Toffee
This addicting toffee recipe will have you breaking off piece after piece to get your maple craving satisfied, and then some.
Recipe: Cotter Crunch | 5-Ingredient Maple Paleo Toffee
Paleo Maple Bacon Donuts
This recipe has it all: the salty crunch of bacon, the sweet taste of maple, and the filling comfort of a donut.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Paleo Maple Bacon Donuts
Spicy Maple Bacon Crackers with Cheesy Mustard Mayo
If you’re looking for a savory way to share your love of maple, look no further. Any fall party is made better by these spicy maple bacon crackers served with a cheesy dipping sauce, guaranteed.
Recipe: Whitty Paleo | Spicy Maple Bacon Crackers with Cheesy Mustard Mayo
Smoky Maple Glazed Chicken Legs
With a dry rub to start and a maple sauce to complete, these chicken legs are a not-too-sweet way to incorporate maple into any meal.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Smoky Maple Glazed Chicken Legs
Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon
With only five ingredients, this glazed salmon offers a lighter alternative to heavy holiday meals.
Recipe: Brina’s Bites | Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon
One-Pan Maple Dijon Chicken & Brussels Sprouts
This one-pan dish filled with the enticing flavors of chicken and Brussel sprouts promises a quick meal with an easy clean-up.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | One-Pan Maple Dijon Chicken & Brussels Sprouts
Maple Sriracha Barbecue Kabobs
If you like your maple with a kick, these barbecue kabobs with a good amount of sriracha in the sauce will become your new favorite meal.
Recipe: Foraged Dish | Maple Sriracha Barbecue Kabobs
Maple Bacon Breakfast Pie
Just because this list doesn’t include pancakes doesn’t mean breakfast is excluded. This bacon breakfast pie brings your brunch game to the next level.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Maple Bacon Breakfast Pie
Maple Allspice Roasted Plantains
These roasted plantains are both not-too-sweet and totally satisfying.
Recipe: Healthy Seasonal Recipes | Maple Allspice Roasted Plantains
Maple Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
Maple and bacon just work together, and combining them with chocolate chip cookies only makes them more irresistible.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Maple Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
Maple Chili Pork Tenderloin
A combo of spice and natural sweetness brings a rich flavor to this pork tenderloin recipe.
Recipe: PaleoLeap | Maple Chili Pork Tenderloin
Maple Nut-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole
Who needs sugar-loaded marshmallows on your casserole when you can have maple pecans and chopped hazelnuts instead?
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Maple Nut-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole
Maple Cream Molasses Cookie Sandwiches
Molasses cookies are an old-school favorite, and adding a maple cream filling increases the delectableness.
Recipe: Cook It Up Paleo | Maple Cream Molasses Cookie Sandwiches
Simple Honey Maple Glazed Carrots
Main dishes don’t have to have all of the maple fun – these glazed carrots are an easy way to add a unique touch of flavor to an often ignored side dish.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Simple Honey Maple Glazed Carrots
Maple Pecan Apple Crisp
This mouthwatering apple crisp uses the sweetness of maple and the crunch of pecans to make a flawless fall dessert.
Recipe: Healing and Eating | Maple Pecan Apple Crisp
1-Ingredient Maple Candies
All you need to make these candies is pure maple syrup – no, really! If you’re a maple lover through-and-through, these are made for you.
Recipe: Life Made Full | 1-Ingredient Maple Candies
Maple Pecan Granola with Bacon Sprinkles
The salty bacon sprinkles in this granola recipe balance out the sugary comfort of the maple syrup.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Maple Pecan Granola with Bacon Sprinkles
Maple Mustard Grilled Chicken
This chicken recipe’s sweet and simple maple glaze is a must-try. Feel free to use it on roasted pork chops, too!
Recipe: Paleo Newbie | Maple & Mustard Grilled Chicken
Apple Cranberry Salad with Maple Vinaigrette
Want something light and satisfying for lunch? Whip up this sweet apple cranberry salad with maple vinaigrette!
Recipe: Civilized Caveman Cooking | Apple Cranberry Salad with Maple Vinaigrette
Tomato Maple Meatballs
At less than 30 minutes to prepare, these meatballs with a good-to-the-last-drop sauce are sure to be popular with the entire family.
Recipe: Slimming Eats | Tomato Maple Meatballs
Maple Balsamic Braised Chuck Roast
There’s something right about using a Dutch oven to cook fall dishes, and this chuck roast is no exception. Combining maple and balsamic, this is comfort food on another level.
Recipe: PaleoLeap | Maple Balsamic Braised Chuck Roast
Baked Maple Pecan Apples
Baked apples are a total fall classic. Stick to the tried and true with this recipe that uses only five ingredients to create the perfect warm dessert.
Recipe: Paleoaholic | Baked Maple Pecan Apples
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