How to use maple syrup in baking

Of all the things Canada has gifted the world; easy off oven cleaner, peanut butter, Justin Trudeau… Maple Syrup might just be the best thing out of the land of the maple leaf. Here at Queen, we’re grateful for our Canadian friends (and maple experts) who package up a special batch of grade A Canadian maple syrup just for us.

Pure Maple Syrup is an incredibly versatile ingredient that holds a special place in every pantry. So we’ve put together a few recipes we hope will inspire you to bake with our other favourite ingredient, Queen Pure Maple Syrup.


1. Maple Cheesecake with Cinnamon Pear Topping

Pass the Sushi is passing on this gem of a cheesecake with her unbelievable Maple Cheesecake with Cinnamon Pear Topping. Imagine gooey caramel maple syrup pears with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg, paired with an equally decadent maple cheesecake. Think it can’t get any better? Swap out the ground cinnamon for our Queen Cinnamon Baking Paste. You can thank us later.


2. Banana Bread with Vanilla Maple Glaze

Tested, tweaked and treasured from generation to generation, banana bread is one of those heritage bakes that brings back memories of baking with Mum. We’ve given this humble recipe a loving upgrade with a dash of maple syrup, creating a subtle but pure note of maple and a delicious crunchy crust.


3. Maple Pecan Pie with Cinnamon Spelt Crust

Name a better trio than Pure Maple syrup, pecans and cinnamon, we’ll wait… But not too long, because this Maple Pecan Pie with Cinnamon Spelt Crust from Gather and Feast is calling our name. Pure comfort on a plate, this pecan pie is enriched an incredible spelt flour crust, adding further nuttiness and an earthy contrast to the rich, sweet maple pecan filling.


4. Maple Syrup Anzac Biscuits

Not just a pretty face, our Maple Syrup Anzac Biscuits are a treat for all the senses. While we can never settle the age old debate of chewy vs crunchy, these are definitely another triumph for team crunchy. This maple twist on the classic is welcome change, creating a crispy, moreish and utterly additive treat.


5. Canadian Maple Fudge

True maple syrup enthusiasts rejoice, this one’s for you. All the rich, warming and robust flavours of pure maple, baked up into bite size creamy morsels of the sweet stuff. Need we say more? This Canadian Maple Fudge from Hey Modest Marce truly fills the maple sized hole in your stomach.


6. Maple Butter Date Loaf

Rich, comforting, and soft all the right places, this Mapleloaf is sure to be worthy of a second date. It’s the whipped maple butter that sets this date loaf apart, so don’t skimp on the spread, lay it on there!


7. Syrupy Vanilla Maple Cakes

While it may not be socially acceptable to down a whole cup of warm maple, these Vanilla Maple Cakes come pretty close. With a double dose of pure maple syrup, both in and on the cakes, your syrup satisfaction is bound to hit its peak.

Excited to know more? Head here for a little behind the scenes look at how Queen Pure Maple Syrup is extracted from Canadian maple trees, sustainability, grading and all your other burning maple questions.

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