2. Maple Syrup and Cooking
Maple syrup is a healthy alternative to table sugar. It doesn’t denature under heat and has a use in a wide variety of baked goods and desserts. The syrup makes pies, cakes, and croissants taste that much sweeter while reducing their impact on your blood sugar. The natural sweetener adds a depth of flavor and aroma to rubs, glazes, and marinades for meat, fish, and poultry. Roast fresh organic vegetables with maple syrup and watch your kids ask for seconds.
To take advantage of the flavor of maple syrup in your cooking, use two-thirds of a cup as a substitute for every 1-cup of table sugar. To make up for the liquid viscosity, reduce all other liquid ingredients by a quarter-cup. Lower the baking temperature by 25° F to ensure you achieve the maximum flavor from the syrup and your recipe.
Add maple syrup to fresh fruit, sweeten organic green tea, spruce up a cocktail, or pour it over ice cream to satisfy your sweet tooth.