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.