Dark, sticky, out-of-a-tree deliciousness. Maple syrup has a place in all of these recipes (and our hearts)

Maple is the sweet stuff of the moment. 


Dark, sticky and full of a rich, nearly fudgy flavour, it's the go-to of the wellness world for drizzling on porridge, baking into cakes and subbing out for sugar in treacle marinades.


A new book, Maple: 100 Sweet and Savoury Recipes Featuring Pure Maple Syrup by Katie Webster (Hardcover, RRP £16, Quirk Books), deals exclusively in recipes using the natural ingredient. The syrup is also a hero product in The Art of Eating Well (Hardcover, RRP £25, Ebury Publishing) from sisters Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley, who use it to add that little something to creations like their avocado cheesecake. 


It's also pretty versatile. "As well as using it as a topper for porridge and cakes, trying drizzling over chicken or salmon as part of a marinade," says Bob Clark of Clarks Maple Syrup


All of that means it's time you got in on the trend. Here are some sensational syrupy ideas to try – don't forget to tweet us with how you get on using @Homemade. 


Maple, sea salt and chilli roasted nuts 

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Via: Kate Whitaker 

Hello, snack heaven. Sweet, salty, crunchy – a handful of these bad boys ticks a whole load of boxes. Get the recipe here


Roasted rhubarb with maple syrup 

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Via: Homemade

Rhubarb pink is the prettiest pink. Slather the vibrant stems in maple for a five minute pud that's made for post Sunday lunch. Recipe this way 


Apple, maple and cinnamon muffins 

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Via: Homemade

Sweet little bits of joy, all jazzed up with grated apple and a touch of maple goodness. See how to make them here


Gluten-free banana and quinoa loaf 

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Add a slick of homemade nut butter to this maple sweetened-loaf for a grab-and-go breakfast.  See the recipe here 


Vanilla chia pudding 

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For a full dose of breakfast smugness, make this doddle the night before and have it ready and waiting in the fridge come the morning. You'll never have felt more proud. Recipe over here


Maple and banana vegan 'ice-cream' 

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This maple-sweetened cashew and banana mix is the easy-peasy stuff your pudding dreams are made of. One go and you'll be a convert: trust us. How-to over here 


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