Are you cooking at home more than ever? Have you ever thought about cooking with maple syrup, or drizzling maple syrup on other things besides pancakes, waffles, and French toast? Maple syrup is incredibly versatile and can be used in sweet and savory dishes from popcorn and pork to oatmeal and dessert crepes.
AND, you can use maple syrup instead of simple syrup to make an array of fantastic drinks. I tried Runamok Maple’s Maple Old Fashioned cocktail on a cold winter’s night and it warmed me right up! Runamok makes it so easy—the recipe is on the back of the bottle.
Savory Recipes Using Maple Syrup
Since 2016, Runamok Maple has been showcasing the versatility of maple with its unique line of pure, barrel-aged, smoked, and infused maple syrups – and most recently its collection of maple cocktail syrups and cocktail bitters. With over 1,000 acres of land in northern Vermont, the team at Runamok Maple manages 100,000 taps to bring their pure maple syrup to hungry folks who value quality and taste.
With flavors like Bourbon Barrel-Aged, Smoked with Pecan Wood, and Cinnamon + Vanilla Infused, you can get creative in the kitchen (and bar) and go beyond pancakes, waffles, or French toast! Think:
You can also elevate your breakfast game with:
Then, there’s DESSERT! The recipe that caught my eye was the luscious dessert crepes and flourless chocolate cake made with Runamok’s new Cocoa Bean Infused Maple Syrup. I mean what could be better than CHOCOLATE maple syrup?! And, with Valentine’s Day coming up, delicate crepes (which are easy to make btw) adds a touch of elegance to dessert or breakfast. Or go all-in with the Flourless Chocolate Cake with Orange Bitters!
Elegant Desserts for Valentine’s Day
Crepes with Cocoa Bean Infused Maple Syrup and Sliced Bananas
Runamok's new Cocoa Bean Infused Maple Syrup is excellent anywhere you like chocolate syrup! Try this scrumptious easy preparation for crepes with bananas for an easy, elegant breakfast or dessert.
- 1 cup flour
- 2 large eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup water
- 3 Tbsp melted butter
- 2 Tbsp rum or bourbon
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- pinch of salt
- 2-3 ripe bananas
- Runamok Cocoa Infused Maple Syrup
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and let rest for 10 minutes. Heat an 8' stainless steel or non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add a pat of butter and swirl to cover the bottom of the pan. Add 1/4 cup crepe batter to the pan and immediately swirl it around so the batter coats the bottom of the pan evenly. Cook for about 45 seconds or until the underside starts to brown. Flip the crepe and cook the underside until golden brown. Transfer to a plate.
When you have a stack of finished crepes, wrap them in foil and keep warm in a 200° oven. When you are ready to serve, place a spoonful of thinly sliced bananas in the middle of a crepe and gently roll to enclose. Place 2-3 rolled crepes on a plate and drizzle with Runamok Cocoa Infused Maple Syrup. Serve immediately.
*Recipe courtesy of Runamok.
**You can also buy pre-made crepes in most supermarkets if you prefer.
Runamok Maple is a Vermont-based company owned by husband and wife team Eric and Laura Sorkin. For more information, please visit runamokmaple.com or check out Runamok Maple on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Runamok Maple products can be purchased online at runamokmaple.com as well as in select specialty food shops across the U.S. and Amazon.com.
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Disclosure: I received samples of Runamok’s Cocoa Bean Infused Maple Syrup, cocktail mix, and bitters to try at home. As always, all opinions are my own.