Taste The Tradition

Cooking With Maple Syrup

Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or a culinary expert, you’ll be pleased to know that maple syrup is an easy substitute for white sugar when cooking — and somewhat healthier, too!

As a general rule of thumb, you can substitute one cup of maple granulated sugar for one cup of white sugar. Or, you can use one cup of maple syrup, but you’ll also want to reduce any liquids in the recipe by approximately 3.7 ounces (105 grams) or between 1/2-cup and 1/3 cup for each cup of sugar replaced.

It’s also important to remember that pure maple syrup is a natural sweetener and a smart food choice when compared to typical white sugar. In fact, pure maple syrup delivers more overall nutritional value than many common sweeteners and has one of the lowest calorie levels, according to researchers at the International Maple Syrup Institute. Pure maple syrup also provides enhanced antioxidant levels compared to other common and popular foods, such as apples and broccoli, and may contain other health benefits that are currently being studied.

So go ahead, pull out your favorite recipe or try one of the tasty recipes found on this website — and enjoy the results. You may discover that you like your favorite dishes even more with maple!

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