Maple syrup is on Mount Rushmore when it comes to ingredients for sweets. The rich, caramelly syrup can occasionally even suffice for dessert by itself, with a few tiny gulps from the bottle. But for those who have a bit more class, and who want to take this stellar ingredient to a whole new level, here are 15 recipes to help you do just that.
1. Pumpkin Bread with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
Bring on all the pumpkin desserts, that’s what I like to say. It isn’t a proper autumn season without a loaf of pumpkin bread. Make it better by smothering it with a creamy maple cream cheese frosting! This Pumpkin Bread with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting by Taavi Moore is spectacular!
2. French Mini Apple Tarts with Caramelized Maple Syrup Glaze and Roasted Pecans
These French Mini Apple Tarts with Caramelized Maple Syrup Glaze and Roasted Pecans by Lena Novak make the perfect dessert or treat to enjoy with your favorite beverage!
3. Maple Baklava Cheesecake
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A truly decadent dessert; this middle eastern pastry is known for its richness. Flaky layers of Phllyo dough packed with nuts and the signature syrup drenching every morsel. You have to try this Maple Baklava Cheesecake by Gretchen Price!
4. Sweet Potato Maple Mousse Pie
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Mousse tarts are the best for the winter holidays. Their creamy coolness and ease of preparation are second to none. This Sweet Potato Maple Mousse Pie by Annie Oliverio will find its way onto either your Thanksgiving Day or Christmas menu.
5. Chocolate Cupcake With Rich Maple Buttercream
Moist and airy, nostalgically deep and dark, and perfect in every way, you’ll never need another chocolate cupcake recipe after you try these Chocolate Cupcakes With Rich Maple Buttercream by Renee McKenzie. The magic texture comes from a fascinating chemical reaction between the acidic cocoa powder, baking soda, hot coffee, and vinegar. Topped with a delicious maple buttercream frosting, what more could you ask for in a dessert?
6. Pumpkin Waffles With Apple Cider Maple Syrup
What better way to start a crisp autumnal morning than with some delicious pumpkin waffles? Crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, with plenty of pumpkin pie flavor to get you in the cooler weather mood, these Pumpkin Waffles With Apple Cider Maple Syrup by Zsu Dever border the line between dessert and breakfast in the best way possible. They are topped with a two-ingredient apple cider maple syrup, and you can also add some fruit, nuts, or powdered sugar.
7. Maple Cheesecake With Caramel Sauce
The creamy vegan filling and gluten-free crust require no oven time, making this recipe no-bake. The dark maple syrup conjures up richer flavors we associate with fall. Topped with caramel sauce, this Maple Cheesecake With Caramel Sauce by Medha Swaminathan is simply decadent!
8. Maple Peanut Butter Blondies
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With only seven ingredients, one bowl, and half an hour, these Maple Peanut Butter Blondies by Medha Swaminathan are no-stress but delicious. They’re also extremely moist, fudgy, and packed with maple and peanut butter — perfect for the holidays!
9. Walnut Carrot Cake With a Maple-Cashew Frosting
This recipe for walnut carrot cake, topped with a creamy maple-cashew frosting, is the best you’ll ever have. Walnuts and flaked coconuts are folded into the spelt flour batter to create a unique texture and flavor. It’s then topped with a rich and creamy frosting and a sprinkle of raw walnuts and cacao nibs. This Walnut Carrot Cake With a Maple-Cashew Frosting by Renee Sexton is the perfect cake to bring to any event. Enjoy a slice with a cup of hot coffee or tea.
10. Cinnamon Maple Crunch Pie
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When chilly breezes start blowing outside, there’s no better time to get cozy and bake a delicious pie. And you are going to fall in love with this Cinnamon Maple Crunch Pie by Emily Spain! Coconut milk, almond butter, maple syrup, and plenty of cinnamon are blended, poured onto a simple almond crust, and then frozen until firm and dense. The crunch from the granola on top is the perfect compliment to this otherwise silky dessert.
11. Sticky Maple Glazed Cinnamon Raisin Rolls
This recipe does take a little time and a lot of love, but the result is well worth it! These Sticky Maple Glazed Cinnamon Raisin Rolls by Crissy Cavanaugh are perfect for a cozy morning. Plus, at only 170 calories each, you can indulge in more than one guilt-free!
12. Maple Pecan Tahini Fudge
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This Maple Pecan Tahini Fudge by Tara Weir is luscious and creamy with a wonderful maple flavor and a nice little crunch from the pecans. Bonus is that it’s vegan, paleo, keto, refined sugar-free, and packed with healthy fats and protein, too!
13. Nutty Maple Chia Oat Blondies
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These Nutty Maple Chai Oat Blondies by Medha Swaminathan are full of oats and three (yes, three!) different types of nuts – almonds, pecans, and buttery macadamias. Add a little cinnamon and allspice, and you’ve got yourself a fall dessert that’s packed with chai deliciousness!
14. Coconut Maple Bacon Doughnuts
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These Coconut Maple Bacon Doughnuts by Gretchen Price bring together two foodie favorites: smoky maple coconut bacon and sweet, fluffy doughnuts! The doughnut is a guilt-free cake-style donut, so no frying here, and the bacon simply requires marinating thick coconut flakes in a mixture of soy sauce, liquid smoke, and maple syrup. The two are brought together with a drizzle of vegan fondant maple icing.
15. Cashew Maple White Chocolate
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This Cashew Maple White Chocolate by Mitra Shirmohammadi is a simple recipe made with only 3 main ingredients: cacao butter, cashew butter, and pure maple syrup. In other words, it’s dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, and Paleo!
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