Healthy Maple Syrup Recipes

Find healthy, delicious maple syrup recipes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Roasted Maple-Glazed Chicken & Carrots

Rating: 5 stars 1
Olive oil and maple syrup transform into a sticky-sweet sauce in the hot oven. Drizzling the chicken drippings over the carrots amps up their flavor even more.
Devon-O'Brien
By Devon O'Brien

Quick Bourbon-Glazed Salmon

This easy, flavor-packed recipe is hot and ready in just 15 minutes from one skillet. Bourbon, maple syrup, low-sodium soy sauce and garlic powder make a lip-smacking glaze with the ideal balance of sweet and salty.
By Carolyn Casner

Spinach Salad with Warm Maple Dressing

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Pure maple syrup adds body and rich flavor to the dressing, providing a perfect counterpoint to the smoked cheese.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Roasted Tofu & Broccoli with Peanut-Curry Sauce

Rating: 3.5 stars 3
Learn how to roast tofu with this easy method that ensures crispy tofu every time.
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By Adam Dolge

Maple-Roasted Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potato Wedges and Brussels Sprouts

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
This easy sheet-pan recipe brings together many fall favorites into a hearty dinner.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Crispy Peanut Butter Balls

Rating: 5 stars 4
All you need are four simple ingredients to make healthier crispy peanut butter balls that kids and grownups will love. Make this easy recipe for a bite-size treat, on-the-go snack or easy homemade gift. You can swap the peanut butter for almond butter or even sunflower seed butter if you need a nut-free snack for school.
By Devon O'Brien

Irish Soda Bread Scones

Rating: 5 stars 3
This single-serve version of classic Irish soda bread is fun for St. Patrick's Day, but you'll find they're also delicious for weekend brunches. All you need with these scones is a warm cup of tea.
By Sarah Epperson

Maple Granola

Rating: 5 stars 4
This quick and healthy granola recipe can be enjoyed like cereal with milk or sprinkled over yogurt to make an easy parfait. Serve with a banana for a balanced breakfast.
By Sara Haas, R.D.N., L.D.N.

Maple-Glazed Chicken Breasts

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Here's an easy main dish that's sure to set you on your own quest for the best syrup. Start the chicken breasts marinating on a Saturday afternoon for a quick meal later in the day, just about the time you come in from raking the last of the winter leaves off the garden.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Sheet-Pan Maple-Mustard Pork Chops & Carrots

Rating: 3 stars 1
You need just one pan for this satisfying weeknight dinner. A sweet and savory maple-mustard glaze livens up baked pork chops, while the carrots are jazzed up with flavor-boosting and anti-inflammatory garlic, ginger and turmeric. Rainbow carrots add colorful pizazz, but regular orange carrots are a just-as-tasty substitute. Pork dries out easily--using an instant-read thermometer ensures meat is cooked safely, but still moist.
By Adam Hickman

Oatmeal Pancakes with Maple Fruit

Rating: 5 stars 1
Have a full house and need a breakfast idea? Here's a quick pancake recipe that serves eight! Everyone at your table will enjoy these filling oatmeal-buttermilk pancakes, topped with fresh fruit and a decadent cinnamon-maple sauce.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Maple-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 15
In this easy vegetable side dish recipe, sweet potatoes are tossed with maple syrup, butter and lemon juice and are roasted until tender and golden brown. The delicious glaze that forms on these maple-roasted sweet potatoes transform this ultra-simple dish into something sublime.
By Kathy Farrell-Kingsley
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Inspiration and Ideas

Mouthwatering Maple Recipes That Prove It's the New Best Flavor of Fall
Move over pumpkin spice, there's a new fall flavor in town. We're going crazy for the sweet, syrupy flavor of maple in everything from oatmeal and lattes to easy vegetable sides. Try one of these easy maple-flavored recipes to get into the fall spirit.
Miso-Maple Salmon
Rating: Unrated 2
White miso paste packs an umami punch to this healthy salmon recipe. But being the mildest and sweetest variety of the gluten-free fermented paste, it won't overpower this dish. Use any leftover salmon (within 3 days) to make our Lemon-Garlic Pasta with Salmon, Easy Scallion-Salmon Dip or Spicy Salmon Cakes (see Associated Recipes).
Roasted Honeynut Squash
Rating: 5 stars 6

Honeynut squash looks just like mini butternut squash, but on the inside you'll find an even sweeter, deeper orange flesh. This winter squash has only been available at farmers' markets and in select grocery stores for a few years. If you see it, grab a few to try! This simple roasting method enhances the natural flavor of the squash with butter and spices.