Maple Syrup & Recipes for those who LOVE it

A Round Up for those who LOVE Maple Syrup :: Five Little Homesteaders

I came to my love for maple syrup later in life.

It makes me sad, honestly.  I wasted so many good years where I could have been eating maple syrup… but instead, I ate “table syrup”  aka high fructose syrup aka YUCK.

And I have to admit this, because, well, there might be some of you out there like me who think you prefer table syrup over the real deal.  But let me tell you, you don’t.  Maple syrup is where it’s at.  Give it a shot and I promise, it won’t disappoint.  That said, the purpose of this post today is two fold:

  1. I’m giving you some links to 15+ AMAZING waffle and pancake recipes.  (You’ll need these because you’ll want to test my theory that maple syrup is awesome, of course.)
  2. For the next week, I’m accepting entries in an AMAZING giveaway for 32 oz of Mohawk Valley Trading Company’s - dark, robust maple syrup - .

Benefits of Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is a natural, plant-based sweetener made from the sap of maple trees.  It is packed with polyphenols, which are plant-based compounds that work like antioxidants and can provide anti-aging benefits. Maple Syrup also contains zinc, which can help prevent colds and other illnesses.

Recipes to Make and Pour Maple Syrup Over

Blueberry Pancakes -
Pink Pancakes
Gingerbread Pancakes with Sauteed Pears -
Grain-Free Maple Cinnamon Pancakes -
Dairy-Free Pancakes with Almond Milk -
Cinnamon Roll Pancakes -
French Toast with Berries -
Soaked Gluten-Free Waffles -
Nutty Banana Bread Pancakes  -
Paleo Banana Pancakes with Gelatin  -
Whole Wheat Cheese Waffles -
Sourdough Pancakes 
Gluten-Free Buckwheat Pancakes -
Banana Pancakes -
Crispy Paleo Waffles with a Caramel Maple Sauce -
Zucchini Pancakes -
Acorn Pancakes with Bacon -
Naturally Pink Pancakes -
Pumpkin Waffles

So, now you’ve got the recipes – let’s win 32 oz of dark, robust maple syrup - !

Dark, Robust Maple Syrup

You might recall the post I did recently about raw, buckwheat honey and how happy I was with the products sold by Mohawk Valley Trading Company - .  Well, I’m pleased to report that I am just as happy with the quality and taste of their maple syrup - . Now, head on down to win some!

Here’s how you enter:

1.  Click here - to head over to Mohawk Valley Trading Co. and check out their maple syrup.

2.  Leave a blog post comment letting me know what your favorite thing to eat with maple syrup is.

3.  Confirm your entires in the rafflecopter widget below and unlock a couple more.

Good Luck!

Disclaimer: Mohawk Valley Trading Company provided me with a free sample of these products to review.  However, I wasn’t under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product.  They are also providing the giveaway product to one reader free of charge.

a Rafflecopter giveaway -
A winner will be chosen via This giveaway ends at 11:59PM on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014. The winner will be contacted by email, and will have 48 hours to respond. There is no purchase necessary to win. This giveaway is open to US residents


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  1. Mindy Maqueira says:

    Pancakes and waffles…classic!!!

  2. I love maple syrup on paleo-friendly pancakes, mmmm! I just made some yesterday with banana and coconut flour with maple syrup on top :)

  3. Making Maple cookies!

  4. Waffles!!

  5. I love maple syrup with bacon!

  6. I love to eat maple syrup with fresh homemade yogurt! Yummmmm!

  7. I like putting maple syrup in my coffee and on sautéed apples!

  8. French toast with bacon is my fave!

  9. freshly ground whole wheat pancakes — holy cow i can taste them now.

  10. Amanda Falicki says:

    Gluten Free Waffles!

  11. Lately, my favorite thing to eat with maple syrup is oatmeal. Yum!

  12. On a Pork Roast. Yumm
    I have lose the best recipe that I had. If anyone has a good recipe, please share.

  13. Love it on paleo pancakes

  14. One of our favorite ways to use Maple Syrup is over a stack of Gluten Free Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes..

  15. it is great on fried bread and i use it in homemade baked beans

  16. Sandy Headtke says:

    My favorite is bacon waffles and maple syrup

  17. jennifer aikens says:

    chicken and waffles

  18. kathleen viviano says:

    may sound strange, but I love maple syrup on corn meal mush — with lots of butter too!

  19. I love maple syrup on cornbread. I have used just about every other sweetener in my recipe. Now i just need to put the maple syrup in it as well.

  20. Cindy Freeman says:

    I love syrup on pancakes and french toast!

  21. Belgium waffles are my favorite things to cover with syrup

  22. I love pure maple syrup on pancakes……..yummy

  23. Homemade yeast raised waffles!

  24. Patricia McCoy says:

    I love Maple Syrup on many things – especially on French toast.

  25. I recently enjoyed using Maple Syrup as my sweetener for my homemade fudge…yummy!

  26. Favorite thing has to be pancakes! :)

  27. Homemade pancakes and waffles…….. it is even good on a good bagel with cream cheese

  28. Angela Young says:

    Pancakes, of course!

  29. I would love to try this syrup on my gluten free gingerbread pancakes!

  30. Deanna Church says:

    Homemade pecan pancakes

  31. French Toast topped with bananas, nuts and syrup.

  32. pancakes and waffles

  33. Love me some maple syrup!! I eat it on everything!!!

  34. I just love maple syrup on waffles. So good!

  35. French toast and in many different homemade muffins! Thank you!

  36. Tammy Price says:

    I love maple syrup on ham!!!

  37. Maple syrup is great to flavor homemade granola.

  38. French Toast!!!!

  39. Like you, I bemoan all the Mrs. B’s “syrup” I’ve consumed. I like to put maple syrup on my oatmeal.

  40. Where do I start? Where do I not use it? But my favorite is still French toast and homemade vanilla ice cream!

  41. Andrea Williams says:

    My favorite thing to eat with maple syrup would be buttermilk pancakes!

  42. My favorite thing to eat with maple syrup is pancakes. Thanks for the giveaway!

  43. I love REAL maple syrup so much! Especially on waffles and with bacon! (And in bacon jam.) :-)

  44. My fav is with Waffles. YUMMY home made Syrup is the best !

  45. Maple syrup in smoothies…and to sweeten brownies is probably my favorite. Mmmmm

  46. I love using real maple syrup as a sweetner in my foods, love knowing its all natural and you can’t beat the flavor.

  47. Amy Pautsch says:

    I love to have maple syrup on baked apples.

  48. pancakes and waffles

  49. Rachael Riley Patten says:

    I love using maple syrup in my baking, but Paleo waffles are my favorite!

  50. Pancakes!

  51. It’s terrific on gluten free banana pancakes!

  52. We love maple syrup on waffles and pancakes! Our love of pure maple also came later than it should have! :)

  53. It is delicious on homemade french toast.

  54. Pancakes….yummy.

  55. love to eat waffles! oh, and pancakes! oh my!!!! yum! thanks : )

  56. Natalie Spearman says:

    Sprouted wheat buttermilk pancakes :)

  57. Danielle F says:

    Maple syrup in my coffee! YUM! Don’t have to wait for it to dissolve = bottoms up!

  58. Terressa Ferguson Zook says:

    Pancakes or waffles & maple syrup, makes my mouth water. YUM!!!

  59. Pancakes French toast and scrambled eggs!!

  60. Jennifer Mullis says:


  61. I like maple syrup in my homemade granola!

  62. I love Maple syrup on Crepes!

  63. Melanie Hawk says:

    honestly…. i love to make home made pancakes and eggs and bacon and pour maple syrup all over my food

  64. Susan Hallwachs says:

    I make a sauce to bake salmon with that includes maple syrup.

  65. I use it to sweeten so many things, I can’t name a favorite!

  66. on pancakes thanks for the giveaway

  67. I really like it on sourdough pecan waffles!

  68. I like adding it to my plain yogurt.

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