Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is a nice natural source of sweetness and can be a great “binder” in vegan desserts.

Maple Syrup is a delicious, thick, and sticky syrup made from the sap of a maple tree — a variety of maple trees. It has a rich brown color with a tint of red which varies from the different food grading of maple syrup. In the states, we grade maple syrup into either A or B. Grade A can be divided into three other categories: light, medium, or dark amber. Grade A typically has a lighter taste than Grade B. Grade B is rich, thick, and has a bold maple flavor and is typically used in baking or cooking.

How To Use:

Use maple syrup as a natural source of sweetness. Use maple syrup on pancakes, waffles, baked goods, oatmeal, porridges, in desserts, raw truffles, granolas, cookies, cakes, etc. It’s also great for a “binder” in vegan desserts such as truffles!

Nutrient Breakdown of Maple Syrup:

*per 100g ~5 tablespoons

Carbohydrates — 100g of maple syrup contains 57g of carbohydrates

Sugar — 60g of sugar, including sucrose, glucose, and fructose

Zinc — 28% DV

Manganese — 165% DV

Potassium — 6% DV

Calcium — 7% DV

Iron — 7% DV

Where to Purchase:

Health food stores, grocery stores, farmers markets, or online retailers

Rule of Thumb:

1 cup of white sugar = 3/4 cup maple syrup in baking

Tips and Tricks:

When measuring maple syrup in a measuring cup, spray non-stick spray or grease to allow for a more accurate measure without leaving any sticky maple syrup behind in the cup.