Pure maple syrup is not only excellent on pancakes and waffles it’s perfect for grilling, baking, desserts and especially for all of your holiday recipes! All it takes is a little maple from Coombs Family Farms to turn ordinary recipes into memorable dishes that your friends and family will be raving about for years! Here are five of the best crowd-pleasing holiday recipes with maple syrup that you can prepare for your upcoming celebrations.
Kick off the day with a hearty breakfast
Start your holiday off right with a delicious homemade breakfast made with maple syrup. There are thousands of breakfast recipes made with maple syrup that you can find online—from baked French toast casseroles to scones, and everything in between. One of the best ingredients to pair with maple syrup is banana, so why not try our Banana Maple Walnut Muffins? They’ll fill your entire house with mouthwatering aroma and fill your belly with a delicious and hearty meal. Rather than using regular sugar as a sweetener, maple syrup adds a subtle sweetness and depth of flavor that enhances the richness of the muffins. Not only does maple syrup taste better than sugar, but with its heart-healthy antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, it’s better for you. These muffins are practically your morning multivitamin!
Side dish recipes with maple syrup: always a hit
Side dishes are an important part of every holiday, and they can be every bit as memorable as the main dish when you add some maple syrup.
Pumpkin and maple are a classic pairing that make for exceptional dishes. At your next holiday meal, why not try something different? Our Pumpkin Maple Risotto made with sautéed yellow onion, white wine, chicken stock, pumpkin, maple syrup, Parmesan and nutmeg will have everyone going for second helpings.
Another vegetable that always pairs well with maple syrup is the carrot, and Maple Glazed Carrots are a simple yet elegant side dish that everyone will enjoy. The holiday can be hectic so it’s nice to have a dish or two that require only a few ingredients and minimal preparation.
The main event
For the main dish, Maple Glazed Ham is a no-frills meal that looks and tastes like it took hours to prepare. When you use high quality ingredients like Coombs Family Farms maple syrup as a glaze rather than traditionally-used brown sugar, the outcome will be nothing short of fabulous. This particular recipe is delicious enough to become an annual tradition, so try it out this holiday season.
Finally, what would the holidays be without dessert?
A holiday meal without dessert just wouldn’t be complete. Maple syrup is ideal for so many types of foods, but dessert might very well take the cake. Everyone loves pecan pie, but when it is a Vermont Maple Pecan Pie with maple syrup and rum, it is truly a beautiful thing. The richness of this treat is perfectly balanced and it is a great way to end a wonderful meal. Don’t be surprised if your guests ask to get the recipe for this one!