Baking Spice Blends: Russian Mulling Spice
Baking Spice Blends: Orange Vanilla Sugar

Baking Spice Blends: Maple Sugar

 Maple sugar

Maple Sugar is the perfect accent to pancakes, but it is also a great alternative to sweetening things like cakes, muffins, and cookies.  It is also a flavorful substitute for white sugar in coffee,  tea or your favorite recipes.

Ingredients:  Pure Dehydrated Maple Syrup.



Last summer my brother Mark and I took a rafting trip down Quebec’s Rouge River.  It was a 1 night 2 day event, thus we had to carry with us our clothing, camping equipment, and food.  For our morning on the river, the guides prepared pancakes complete with maple syrup.  Rather than lugging bottles of maple syrup around, they had dehydrated syrup from a Canadian Maple Sugar farm.  Thus all they had to do was add boiling water at the campsite.  For anyone wishing to sweeten their coffee or tea, they simply offered the same powder.  So impressed by the taste and luxury of a dried syrup, we set out to find a local sugarhouse to do the same for us.

Recipes for  Maple Sugar.

For quick and easy maple syrup, mix 1 part boiling water to 2 parts mix.  For example: ½ cup boiling water for 1 cup mix.


  • 2 lbs butternut squash, peeled &  chopped
  • 1 tbsp MAPLE SUGAR (or more to your taste)
  • ½ cup Butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Put Squash in boiling water and cook until tender.  Drain and combine with remaining ingredients in a bowl.  Mash as you would potatoes.  Wonderful when served with poultry, pork, or a roast.  This side is also quite nice with vegetarian casseroles.



  • 1 tsp MAPLE SUGAR
  • 1/3 cup whipped cream or yogurt


Blend thoroughly.  Best when left to sit 1 hour before enjoying.


  Maple Sugar Recipes

Photo Credit: Julie Cecchini


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)