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Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is a sweetener 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 (a typical serving might be around 1 tablespoon)

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.