Where we live, fall is the prime time for maple. That’s when the maple syrup starts running in the trees, so it only makes sense that it’s also when everyone starts using maple in their recipes and craving that traditionally sweet and sticky flavour! Of course, you can get all kinds of maple flavoured things in stores, but we always find a snack more satisfying when we make it ourselves.
If you’re feeling just as enthusiastic as we are, if not more, in the idea of trying your hand at some new homemade maple recipes, here are 15 of the very best ideas, tutorials, and flavour combinations that we’ve come across so far this year!
1. Maple topped sweet potato skins
Are you the kind of person who loves incorporating your favourite sweet flavours into any kind of recipe, including the savoury ones? Then we think we might have already found the perfect recipe for you, right out of the gates! Take a look at the recipe featured on Gooseberry Patch Recipes to see how these maple topped sweet potato skins were made.
2. Maple bacon cupcakes
Perhaps you’re actually the opposite of what we just described and you’re the kind of person who loves incorporating salty elements even in your sweets, but you still also want that great maple taste alongside it as well? In that case, we think you just might be the perfect person to give these delectable maple bacon cupcakes from The Salty Marshmallow a try.
3. Maple balsamic roasted root vegetables
Are you totally interested in putting maple on your savoury dishes within your entree, but you’re more of a roasted vegetables fan than a potato side dish enthusiast? Then we’d definitely suggest checking out how Foodness Gracious made these irresistible maple balsamic roasted root vegetables in surprisingly few simple steps!
4. Pepper crusted maple glazed salmon
Like us, are you actually the kind of food lover who will basically always pick the seafood option on a menu over essentially anything else, no matter what it is? Then we have a strong feeling you’re going to love this next recipe from Frugal Mom, Eh just as much as we did! Take a better look at their tutorial to see how this pepper-crusted, maple glazed salmon was made.
5. Maple bourbon walnut pie
If you’re going to make something for scratch that gives you the maple flavour you love so much, would you actually also be interested in the idea of combining it with other classic fall flavours and snack elements too? Well, if you’re even half the pie lover we are, then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how The Rustic Foodie made this maple bourbon walnut pie that has a lot of the traditional fall flavours people love, but with a unique twist!
6. Maple pecan roasted butternut squash
Did we really pique your interest when we started talking about the idea of making a vegetable based maple dish but you’re just not sure that the root vegetable medley we showed you earlier is quite what you had in mind? Then perhaps, if you’re a big fan of squash, you’d get along a little better with something like this maple pecan roasted butternut squash recipe from Life Made Sweeter!
7. Autumn apple salad with homemade maple vinaigrette
Are you actually scrolling through our list and wondering whether you might be able to find a recipe that lets you enjoy the flavour of fall maple the way you want, but that also helps you stay a little calorie conscious, which you’re really trying to be in the lead-up to Christmas? Then we’re convinced this next recipe from Nature’s Fare is just the one for you! Take a better look at their tutorial to see how this autumn apple salad with homemade maple vinaigrette was made.
8. Maple pecan fall fruit cake
Are you actually still finding yourself thinking about how much you love the idea of making a dessert that involves both maple and pecans, but you already eat a lot of pie and you can’t help wondering whether there isn’t a good alternative out there for you? In that case, we think you might be rather pleased indeed to see this delicious tutorial from Rhubarbarians for maple pecan fall fruit cake!
9. Pumpkin scones with maple glaze and pecans
Just in case you’re still finding yourself feeling totally intrigued by this idea of combining the maple notes you love so much with other classic fall flavours but you just haven’t seen the one concept that makes you feel totally convinced yet, here’s another recipe for your consideration! Home is Where The Boat Is is here to guide you step by step through the process of making these warm pumpkin scones with maple glaze and crumbled pecans on top!
10. Maple glazed shortbread
If you absolutely had to pick a favourite kind of sweet, would you nearly always choose cookies, since you enjoy making and eating them all the time? Well, if you’ve ever loved the delicious way that shortbread cookies melt in your mouth, then we think you’ll simply adore how great these maple glazed shortbread cookies featured on A Whole Lotta Oven taste!
11. Maple acorn cakelets
Have you actually been scrolling through hoping to find not only a new way to enjoy your favourite maple flavours, but also a new kind of treat to make, just to do something special for your friends or family? In that case, your search might stop here with this tutorial from Fancy Flours! Check out how they made these delectably spongey little maple acorn cakelets in a way that’s much easier than they look.
12. Maple pumpkin trail mix
Did we actually really catch your attention with our mention of making something a little more on the healthier side of things as far as fall treats are concerned, but you’re not looking for a full meal idea like you saw with the salad? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Slim Pickin’s Kitchen made this mouthwatering batch of maple pumpkin trail mix!
13. Maple glazed chicken drumsticks
If you’re going to make all kinds of maple laden side dishes and vegetable trays for a fall entree, would you actually prefer to make a coordinating meat dish to go along with it as well? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the way The Recipe Rebel outlines the steps for glazing tender chicken drumsticks in maple as well! We tried these in real life and they were so good we practically drooled over them.
14. Maple glazed apple blondies
Just in case you’re still in the market for something sweet and dessert-like but you’d rather make the kind of thing you’d find in, say, a fancy coffee shop, here’s another idea for your consideration before we go! Take a better look at this recipe and tutorial from A Latte Food to learn how these practically gourmet tasting maple glazed apple blondies were made.
15. Maple cinnamon latte
Speaking of delicious maple things that you might find in a cute coffee shop in the fall, what if the way you’re craving maple isn’t a treat or food snack at all? Well, coffee lovers rejoice, because Port and Fin truly has the perfect recipe for you! Check out their description of how they made this totally satisfying maple cinnamon latte right at home.
Do you have another favourite maple base recipe that you love making in the fall and that’s always a huge hit but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you made and how it’s done or link us to the recipe in the comments section so we can try it out as well!