15 Maple Syrup Recipes to Try This Fall

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Pancakes—yes, of course. But the sticky sweetness of maple syrup is destined to make so many other meals even more delicious. From breakfast foods through dinner dishes—and most definitely dessert—here are 15 maple-flavored recipes that are perfect for fall.

1. Maple Banana Oatmeal >

Maple Banana Oatmeal

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The bananas are caramelized in coconut oil and maple syrup until golden. The creamy oatmeal is made flavorful with almond milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon and extra syrup. The pecan halves provide a pop of crunch, and the combo: super satisfying and super delicious. Get the full Maple Banana Oatmeal recipe! >

2. Maple Almond Butter Muffins >

Maple Almond Butter Muffins

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Start your morning with a healthy muffin loaded with medley of flavors: Cinnamon, nutmeg, almond butter, unsweetened applesauce and brown sugar. Maple syrup and maple extract combines with rolled oats, oat flour and other ingredients to create the sweet batter. Bake for about 15 minutes and enjoy for just 176 calories per muffin. Get the full Maple Almond Butter Muffin recipe! >

3. Maple Coffee Blended Overnight Oats >

Maple Coffee Blended Overnight Oats

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True to its name, this hearty breakfast features maple flavor, courtesy of Nutrisystem’s Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal. What’s the “blended” for? That’s what you do to the oats before they soak in coffee to create that creamy texture. Not in the name: chia seeds and a half-scoop of Nutrisystem Vanilla Protein Shake Mix for sweet satisfaction. Nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt with a sprinkle of unsweetened cocoa powder tops your oatmeal bowl before your spoon digs in. Get the full Maple Coffee Blended Overnight Oats recipe! >

4. Maple Roasted Root Vegetables >

Maple Roasted Root Vegetables

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Beets and parsnips and carrots—oh my! This rainbow medley of root veggies bakes in a glaze of maple syrup, orange juice, butter and oil until roasted. Then, they are tossed in the same mixture to enhance the natural flavors and add a coat of shine. One hearty serving contains 152 calories. Serve alongside a PowerFuel (like chicken) and a SmartCarb (such as quinoa) to create a complete Flex meal. Get the full Maple Roasted Root Vegetables recipe! >

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5. Fig Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette >

Fig Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

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This salad has it all: sweet, thanks to the chopped figs; savory from the crumbles of goat cheese; and pops of crisp and crunch from red onion and pumpkin seeds. It’s also loaded with superfoods, like kale, arugula and quinoa. Finally, it’s all dressed in a beautiful vinaigrette featuring balsamic and rich maple syrup. Get the full Fig Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette recipe! >

6. Maple Glazed Salmon >

Maple Glazed Salmon

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There are so many reasons to eat salmon. It’s healthy for your heart, helps boost brain power, is packed with satisfying protein, and quite simply, it tastes delicious. Marinate it in a mix of maple syrup, soy sauce, minced garlic, black pepper and dill to add a complex, fall-inspired flavor to the healthy fish. Get the full Maple Glazed Salmon recipe! >

7. Maple Roasted Acorn Squash with Brussel Sprouts and Bacon >

Maple Roasted Acorn Squash with Brussel Sprouts and Bacon

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Acorn squash is a quintessential autumn vegetable. When it’s paired with Brussel sprouts, roasted with rosemary, brushed with maple syrup, and tossed with crispy turkey bacon, it creates the perfect side dish for any fall menu. Get the full Maple Roasted Acorn Squash with Brussel Sprouts and Bacon recipe! >

8. Gluten-Free Maple Cornbread >

Maple Cornbread

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It’s soft, a little sweet, a little savory, and get this: it’s gluten-free. Plus, this classic comfort food—made with Greek yogurt, unsweetened apple sauce, and the flavor of maple—has a fraction of the fat and sugar of a standard loaf. One serving weighs in at only 98 calories. Enjoy it with any soup, stew or chili. Get the full Maple Cornbread recipe! >

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9. Maple Cinnamon Butternut Squash >

Maple Cinnamon Butternut Squash

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Butternut squash tastes likes candy when it’s cooked. Then when you coat it in maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg before baking, the cubes are certainly sweet enough for dessert. But these beige-on-the-outside, party-orange on the inside veggies are packed with vitamins and minerals to make a super-healthy side. Get the full Maple Cinnamon Butternut Squash recipe! >

10. Instant Pot Maple Walnut Cheesecake >

Instant Pot Maple Walnut Cheesecake

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Never tried baking desserts in an Instant Pot? Let this deliciousness be your first. The crust is made from a healthy mix of walnuts and medjool dates. The filling contains neufchâtel cheese, Greek yogurt, maple syrup and maple extract. And the combination creates what will no-doubt become your new favorite version of cheesecake. Get the full Instant Pot Maple Walnut Cheesecake recipe! >

11. Maple Chocolate Pecan Pie >

Maple Chocolate Pecan Pie

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A classic Thanksgiving dessert gets a maple and chocolate twist in this—believe it or not—totally diet-friendly recipe. It starts with store-bought pie crust for simplicity. Each mini pie is then filled with a mix of chopped pecans, maple syrup, cinnamon and other baking ingredients. A sprinkle of chocolate chips finishes the prep. 25 minutes later, the beautiful delights are ready to devour. Each piece of pie weighs in at just 90 calories. Get the full Maple Chocolate Pecan Pie recipe! >

12. Maple Fig Energy Bites >

Maple Fig Energy Bites

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These little pop-in-your-mouth snacks are a quick and easy way to fill up on protein, fiber and healthy fats. And when you taste the sweet maple and fig flavors, you’ll be thrilled to know you can have two for 228 calories. To make them, just blend a package of Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal, figs, walnuts and a little water until sticky, then roll. Get the full Maple Fig Energy Bites recipe! >

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13. Maple Pecan Cream Cheese >

Maple Pecan Cream Cheese

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Three ingredients—cream cheese, maple syrup and chopped pecans—mix together to make a gourmet spread that’s inspired by autumn and designed to elevate the flavor of any bagel, toast or cracker. Get the full Maple Pecan Cream Cheese recipe! >

14. Maple Walnut Cookies >

Maple Walnut Cookies

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There’s maple syrup in the cookie and ­­in the super-sweet glaze that goes on top. Rolled oats and wheat flour add fiber, chopped walnuts bring in protein, applesauce provides the moist, and cinnamon the extra flavor. It all works together to create one very rich, very tasty cookie for only 122 calories. Get the full Maple Walnut Cookies recipe! >

15. Maple Walnut Freezer Fudge >

Maple Walnut Freezer Fudge

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This is one freezer fudge you are sure to melt over. To make it, all you need is maple syrup, maple extract, walnuts, coconut oil and stevia. The fudge turns a beautiful blonder color, just like the traditional maple walnut candy. But unlike old-fashioned fudge, each creamy square clocks in at only 109 calories. Get the full Maple Walnut Freezer Fudge recipe! >