Another Wednesday…another Q&A with Lauren. I love all the questions I’m getting!
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Thanks so much to Connie for this week’s question.
Q. What recipes incorporating maple syrup do you recommend?
A. Great question, Connie! Maple syrup is a delicious and versatile ingredient- there are endless way to use it!
I also love the idea of using maple syrup in a vinaigrette. Check out this Maple Dijon Salad Dressing recipe.
You can use maple syrup as a natural sweetener in your baking in place of refined sugar. I especially like to add maple syrup to muffins or cookies in stead of sugar. Check out my article on how to do that here. Or you can simply drizzle it on your porridge- check out this Apple and Flax Seed Porridge recipe for inspiration.
Finally, a simple maple syrup trick a friend taught me is to turn it into a quick marinade. Combine equal parts maple syrup and any mustard and mix. That’s it! You’ll have a sweet and tangy marinade. to use on almost anything- my favorites are chicken and salmon. Check out my recipe below for Maple Syrup and Mustard chicken wings.
Maple Syrup and Mustard Wings
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup mustard of your choice
2 lbs split chicken wings
1 tsp sea salt
In a large bowl, combine maple syrup and mustard. Whisk until well combined. Add chicken wings, stirring to coat completely.
Lay chicken wings on baking pan and place under broil on high. Cook for 6 minutes. Flip wings using tongs. Cook for another 6 minutes. Flip again and cook for another 6 minutes, or until very golden and crispy but not singed.
NOTES: Chicken wings can vary in size, so adjust cooking times as you see fit. A total of 18 minutes (with turning) under the broiler is usually sufficient.