Maple has always been an absolute favourite in our house when it comes to fall flavours. Whether we’re talking desserts, drinks, sides, or entrees, our family will gobble whatever we’ve made right up if we tell them it’s maple flavoured! That’s why we spend a lot of our autumn season on the lookout for deliciously unique new maple recipes to try our hand at, just to keep things interesting.
Just in case your family loves maple just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the most scrumptious and unique tasting fall maple recipes that we’ve come across in this year’s search so far!
1. Light maple cashew baked apples
Have you always had a sweet tooth so you’re definitely looking for some fall desserts to make, but you’d still prefer they have some kind of good fruit content for at least a little nutrition? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Cookin’ Canuck made these light tasting maple cashew baked apples!
2. Maple pecan sheet cake
If you ask us, one of the best flavour combinations of fall happens when you combine maple with pecans. There’s just something so unique and autumnal about it that we can’t resist! It’ll come as no surprise to you, then, that we make this fantastic maple pecan sheet cake recipe featured on Six Clever Sisters all the time. Our kids adore the maple cream cheese frosting especially!
3. Maple glazed butternut squash with bacon
There are nearly infinite ways to prepare butternut squash, but we’re pleased to be able to show you one of our very favourite ways and we doubt you’ll be shocked to learn that there is, indeed, maple involved. Take a look at this tutorial from Home Cooking Memories to learned more about how this scrumptious maple glazed butternut squash with bacon side dish is made.
4. Crock pot maple pumpkin spice Chex Mix
Are you very interested indeed in the idea of making you and your family a maple flavoured treat but the kids have actually always been salty snack lovers rather than sweet ones? In that case, we think perhaps you’ll get along a little bit better with this delicious crock pot recipe from Averie Cooks that shows you how to make maple pumpkin spice Chex Mix!
5. Vegan maple cinnamon roasted nuts
Keeping along those salted snack lines, rather than just listing off sweet desserts, here’s a great recipe for maple lovers who also adore munching on nuts when they’re feeling peckish! Check out Glamour to learn about making your own vegan maple cinnamon roasted nuts in more detail.
6. Classic maple apple crisp
If you ask us, fall is the perfect time to start putting simple autumn flavoured twists on classic dishes that have become family favourites. We love the way Healthy Seasonal Recipes outlines the process of making apple crisp that’s got a slightly sweeter element than usual thanks to being made with maple.
7. Apple pumpkin oatmeal with maple pecan crumble
Are you actually the kind of person who adores getting up early and making some kind of delicious, hearty breakfast that’s full of flavour, rather than just sending everyone about their day on cold cereal or toast? Then we have a feeling this irresistible recipe from The Endless Meal that teaches you to make apple pumpkin oatmeal with a maple pecan crumble on top will be right up your alley.
8. Frosted maple cookie bars
As of late, we’ve become really big fans of combination recipes. If there’s a way to harness the best parts of two different desserts in one place, we’ll try it! That’s why we thought these frosted maple cookie bars that fall halfway between being cookies and brownies were such a great idea. See how they’re made on Will Cook for Smiles.
9. Maple pecan latte
If you’re going to make yourself a delicious treat, would you rather make some kind of hot drink instead of an actual dessert? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Six Clever Sisters made an absolutely decadent tasting maple pecan latte that, we’ve heard tell, is even yummier than what you’d get at Starbucks.
10. Maple butternut squash quinoa salad with cranberries
Are you actually a big salad lover who’s always on the lookout for fall flavoured salads because you often find the recipes you see filled with things that just aren’t seasonal at this time of year where you’re from? Then we’d suggest taking a look at this delicious maple butternut squash quinoa salad with cranberries, outlined step by step on Well Plated!
11. Super simple slow cooker maple chicken
Have you actually been scrolling through our list hoping to find some kind of maple based meat entree, just to make sure you’re really covering all your bases when it comes to options and variety this fall? Then we’d absolutely encourage you to take a look at how Happy Mothering made this super easy slow cooker maple chicken in surprisingly few steps.
12. Maple glazed carrots
Just in case we haven’t outlined quite enough vegetable heavy options for your tastes, here’s a mouthwatering carrot recipe that makes even our pickiest child feel enthusiastic about eating the healthy things on their plate. Check out the full recipe and tutorial featured on Saveur to find out how these maple glazed carrots are made!
13. Simply delicious maple cake
In your opinion, is maple just one of those flavours that doesn’t need a whole lot else happening in conjunction with it to be delicious? Then perhaps you’d get along a little better with a simpler recipe that just lets the maple flavour take centre stage. This simply delicious maple cake outlined step by step on Martha Stewart is the perfect example of what we mean.
14. Salted maple caramel drizzle
Have you actually been scrolling through our list wondering whether there might be a way to pre-make some kind of maple sweetness that will help you add the flavour to just about anything you feel like enjoying it on throughout the whole fall season? Then we have a feeling this wonderfully delicious salted maple caramel glaze, outlined in full detail on Broma Bakery, might be right up your alley!
15. Maple pumpkin spice biscuits
Have you seen the concept of combining maple and pumpkin floating around lately and you’re actually so in love with that idea that you’d like to collect as many recipes along those lines as you can this fall? Then here’s another one for your records! Take a look at Whole and Heavenly Oven to see how these fragrant maple pumpkin spice biscuits were made.