It’s Autumn once again, which means a shake-up and swap-out of summer flavors, dishes, and trends. So, what’s on the horizon for seasonal flavors this year? All things maple.
This year, pumpkin spice is getting seasonal competition from maple! Though not as prominent yet as pumpkin spice, maple is up 85% in the nonalcoholic beverage section and up 14.6% in alcoholic beverages. Starbucks recently debuted its new Starbucks Maple Pecan Latte, highlighting the popular flavor on its iconic seasonal beverage menu.
So, how can you get in on the maple flavored action? Try it at home! Maple Guild Syrup recently created its Maple It Recipe Contest inviting anyone to submit a barbecue, beverage or baked good recipe using its Maple Guild maple syrup.
The Food Channel loved the idea and, to give you some inspiration at home, below are a few of our favorite submissions to the Maple It Recipe Contest!
Jerk Pulled BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich
Made with a meaty jackfruit, garlic aioli, pickled veggies, vegan pepper jack cheese atop a black goji berry gluten-free bun, this sandwich is mouthwatering. Click here to get the Jerk Pulled BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich recipe.
Gluten-Free Maple Walnut Bread
This delicious bread is the perfect gluten-free treat to welcome the fall season! Click here to get the Gluten-Free Maple Walnut Bread recipe.
French Toast Flip
This is the seasonal brunch cocktail of your dreams, made with real eggs, fresh cream, bourbon and an organic maple syrup. Click here to get the French Toast Flip cocktail recipe.
Vanilla Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake with Maple Praline Glaze
This deliciously delectable cheesecake is inspired by a family pumpkin cheesecake recipe that has been tweaked and updated with a vanilla bean-infused maple syrup. Click here to get the Vanilla Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe.