Sugar Alternative

How to Use Maple Syrup as a Sugar Alternative

Pure Canadian maple syrup can be used as an alternative to sugar in a variety of dishes, such as desserts and baked goods (pies and cakes, just to name a few). The natural sweetener also adds depth and complexity to a wide range of entrees, and can be used as an ingredient in glazes, rubs or barbecue sauces for poultry, meat, seafood or vegetables.

How to substitute maple for sugar

  • 1 cup of granulated sugar = 2/3 cup of pure Canada maple syrup.
  • Reduce quantity of liquid ingredients in the recipe (water, milk, juice) by about 1/4 cup.
  • For baking, lower oven temperature by 25° F.
  • Maple syrup can also serve as a one-to-one substitution for other liquid sweeteners, such as honey, molasses and corn syrup.

Pure maple syrup can also be used to

  • Add a subtle sweetness and a hint of maple flavor to fresh fruit, cereal and ice cream.
  • Sweeten tea, hot chocolate, coffee, eggnog and smoothies.
  • Jazz up a cocktail, instead of simple syrup.

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