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Hearty Midwest Maple Syrup Recipes

Bring the sweet taste of maple syrup to your table with recipes for pancakes, muffins, cake, soup, skillet dinners and more.

Maple Sweet-Potato Sticky Buns

Traditional sticky buns not quite sweet enough for you? Add sweet potato, maple syrup and syrupy pecans.

Maple Sweet-Potato Sticky Buns

Apple Pie Pancakes

Apple pie spice, apple juice and apples give these pancakes a triple dose of fruit. Both pancakes and maple syrup have a rich tradition in the Midwest, where winter and spring festivals celebrate the syrup harvest.

Apple Pie Pancakes

Maple Sweet-Potato Sticky Buns

Traditional sticky buns not quite sweet enough for you? Add sweet potato, maple syrup and syrupy pecans.

Maple Sweet-Potato Sticky Buns

Maple Date Nut Bread

Chopped and pitted dates stand out beside the hint of maple syrup in this dark brown, nutty quick bread. This recipe is from Ruth Smiley of Smiley Brothers maple syrup producers in Indiana.

Maple Date Nut Bread

Maple Oatmeal Muffins

You can taste the maple sweetness in these oatmeal muffins from the Hoosier (Indiana) Maple Syrup Cookbook. Cinnamon and pecans pack the breakfast or snack bread with even more flavor.

Maple Oatmeal Muffins

So-Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

Maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg add rich flavor to this blend of cooked sweet potatoes, cream and broth. "It's the best sweet potato soup," says recipe contributor Marie Rizzio of Interlochen, Michigan.

So-Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet Potato-Pork Skillet

Maple syrup sweetens this easy meal in a skillet. Fresh fruit or a tossed salad completes the meal.

Sweet Potato-Pork Skillet

Maple Butter Twists

These breakfast rolls are a family tradition with Jean Haviland of Carroll, Iowa. "Mom always makes extra and freezes them for later. They're great for breakfast or any time of day!" she says.

Maple Butter Twists

Morning Pecan Casserole

A crunchy, pralinelike layer made with maple syrup tops this easy, make-ahead brunch dish with raisin-bread strata and pieces of sausage patties.

Morning Pecan Casserole

Bread Pudding with Maple Banana Sauce

This rich, make-ahead bread pudding recipe comes from the Eagle Ridge Inn & Resort in Galena, Illinois. The resort offers a Sunday brunch each week, including a lavish dessert table.

Bread Pudding with Maple Banana Sauce

Cinnamon Carrots with Maple Thyme Butter

These sweet oven-roasted carrots are a perfect complement to a holiday menu, but they're easy enough to be a weeknight side. This comfort food recipe comes from Big Cedar Loge in Ridgedale, Missouri.

Cinnamon Carrots with Maple Thyme Butter

Gingered Pumpkin Soup

Maple syrup adds sweetness to Gingered Pumpkin Soup, which makes a creamy side dish or appetizer.

Gingered Pumpkin Soup

Pork Chops with Pear-Maple Sauce

Maple syrup and pears blend for a tasty accompaniment to skillet-cooked chops.

Pork Chops with Pear-Maple Sauce

Grammy's Wild Rice Porridge

For easy morning prep, cook the wild rice the day before. The next day, start at Step 3.

Grammy's Wild Rice Porridge

Four-Grain Pancakes

Whole-wheat flour, rolled oats, cornmeal and wheat germ give these buttermilk pancakes great flavor and texture.

Four-Grain Pancakes

Maple-Apple Pudding Bake

The Wisconsin Maple Producers created this recipe to showcase maple syrup and juicy apples in a moist, rich dessert.

Maple-Apple Pudding Bake

Apple Maple Cream Pie

Maple syrup adds a delicious twist to this apple pie. The recipe is from an Indianapolis bakery.

Apple Maple Cream Pie

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