Hello, and welcome back to our blog! The holiday season is officially here and we couldn't be more excited! Not only are the colors of the maple leaves looking fiery and radiant this fall, but the snow will surely start falling soon in regions all across the country. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many of our customers and readers will likely be planning out their holiday meals to make and enjoy with their friends and families. In our last post, we explored some delicious ways that maple is quickly becoming the new pumpkin spice as a popular infusion of baked goods and beverages. Today, let's explore some fun ways to use pure maple syrup this holiday season in baked goods, beverages, and main courses that everyone will love.
Thanksgiving Day Breakfast
For those who will be hosting Thanksgiving festivities at their home, starting the day off with a delicious, easy, and not-too-filling breakfast is the best way to go. For those with large families or who have many guests staying with them, making breakfasts in bulk is the swiftest way to attack the morning meal, and what could be easier than pancakes or french toast? These are both classic breakfast recipes that are simple and quick to make, and a sweet treat that everyone will love. Rather than making pancakes from scratch, use Ben's buttermilk pancake mix to whip up a delicious, fluffy breakfast that won't spoil the savory snacks and meals that will be consumed later in the day. Don't forget to slather the pancakes in Ben's Pure Maple Syrup!
Ok, we know most people don't glaze their roasted turkey in rich, tangy barbeque sauce, but there are those folks who like to change up the usual Thanksgiving meal with other foods. For those who prefer to go against the norm, try making juicy, fall-off-the-bone ribs instead of turkey. All the normal sides of potatoes, green beans, and stuffing will pair well with a giant rack of ribs. To give it a sweet and savory fall flavor, sprinkle some Ben's Maple Sugar into your dry rub and douce the tender-cooked ribs in one of Ben's decadent pure maple syrup barbeque sauces. This main entrée will have everyone coming back for seconds!
Maple-Infused Pies & Desserts
Do you ever get bored of the same old pumpkin, apple, pecan, and sweet potato pies? Infuse these traditional desserts with pure maple syrup for a new take on classic favorites. Some of our favorite recipes are Maple Pumpkin Pie, Maple Apple Crisp, and Maple Caramel Apples, all of which are made with Ben's Pure Maple Syrup and maple sugar. For those who want to stick with tradition, try topping pies with Ben's Maple Syrup Candy. If you want to decorate your dining table with edible decorations inspired by the glorious season of fall, place Ben's small maple leaf candies around dishes and place settings. You can even place one of Ben's pure maple syrup candy turkeys as the centerpiece! Grandpa Bud will love sneaking in some candy before Thanksgiving dinner!
Sweet Black Friday Breakfast Buzz
For those brave souls who dare to venture out to the stores to get all the Black Friday deals, you'll need your energy! Rather than drinking plain Jane coffee or boring tea, go for Ben's Maple Coffee or Ben's Maple Tea to give you the caffeine you need to get you through the day. For a delectable sweet breakfast to give you the sugar buzz you want and need, make one of our favorite breakfasts—Easy Maple Cinnamon Rolls. They are ooey, gooey, and just what you need (and want) to get your day started right.
Pure maple syrup is one of the most versatile ingredients that is perfect for all the fall dishes. For the best maple products available, shop Ben's Sugar Shack and stock your pantry full of the highest-quality, most exquisite maple products this holiday season. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!