There’s nothing quite like sitting back on the couch and indulging in your favourite dishes drenched in flavoured maple syrups while gawking at the television. Check out our favourite recipes for this fall.
Autumn is the perfect time to fall in love with maple syrup. The caramelised flavour of syrup pairs well with other fall flavours, like apples, cinnamon and pumpkin.
From spiced syrups to game-day dips, McCormick executive chef Kevan Vetter has tasty ideas for incorporating this fall flavour in dishes throughout the day:
■ Maple syrup is a perfect complement to sweet banana pancakes. Mix mashed bananas into the pancake batter. Once cooked, top with sliced bananas, chopped walnuts and maple syrup.
■ Add maple syrup to a melty grilled cheese sandwich. Layer cheddar cheese, turkey bacon, sliced apples and maple syrup mixed with apple pie spice between two slices of buttered bread.
■ For a twist on a traditional game-day appetiser, drizzle maple syrup over a cheddar turkey bacon dip.
■ For a sweet treat, mix vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice into maple syrup then drizzle over a coconut pumpkin bread pudding.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 8 minutes
♣ 1/4 cup maple syrup
♣ 1/4 tsp apple pie spice
♣ 3 tbsp butter
♣ 8 slices whole-wheat bread
♣ 8 slices sharp cheddar cheese (283g slices)
♣ 1 medium Golden Delicious apple, cored and
cut into 16 thin slices
♣ 4 slices cooked turkey bacon, coarsely chopped
♣ Mix maple syrup and apple pie spice. Set aside.
♣ Butter one side of each bread slice. Layer two slices of cheese and four slices of apple on each bread slice with the buttered side down. Sprinkle with chopped turkey bacon then drizzle with maple syrup mixture. Top with the remaining bread slices with the buttered side up.
♣ Place sandwiches in a large frying pan or a griddle on a medium-low heat. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until bread is browned and cheese melted. Cook in batches, if necessary.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes
♣ 2 large ripe bananas
♣ 2 eggs
♣ 2 tbsp packed brown sugar
♣ 2 tbsp melted butter
♣ tbsp maple extract
♣ 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
♣ tsp cinnamon
♣ 3/4 cup flour
♣ 2 tsp baking powder
♣ Heat a lightly greased griddle or a frying pan to a medium heat.
♣ In a large bowl, use a potato masher to mash bananas. Add eggs, brown sugar, butter, maple extract, vanilla and cinnamon; mix well. Add flour and baking powder; mix until well blended.
♣ Pour 1/4 cup of batter per pancake onto the griddle or the frying pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes per side, or until golden brown, turning when pancakes begin to bubble.
Source: Family Features