15 Vegan-Friendly Winter Recipes Made with Maple Syrup
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15 Vegan-Friendly Winter Recipes Made with Maple Syrup

National Maple Syrup Day is December 17th — a day dedicated to anything and everything maple syrup. Crafted from the sap of tapped sugar maple trees, pure maple syrup has been touted for its health benefits — particularly its rich source of antioxidants.

Maple syrup is a natural sweetener, making it a favorite for incorporating into baked goods, dressings and of course topping your pancakes and waffles. And unlike its counterpart honey, maple syrup is 100% vegan — making it a go-to way to sweeten up all your plant-based recipes.

We’re a big fan of maple syrup over here at Vibrant Health! We love including it in many of our recipes and we even incorporate organic maple sugar powder in our Vibrant Cleanse powder for a touch of sweetness.

Here are some great uses for maple syrup:

  • Mix in with homemade granola or granola bars
  • Drizzle on top of oatmeal
  • Mix in with salad dressings
  • Use as a natural sweetener in cookies and other baked goods
  • Top pancakes, waffles and baked breads
  • Drizzle on roasted vegetables
  • Top on baked sweet potatoes with cinnamon
  • Coat roasted nuts

 

This week on the Vibrant Health blog, we wanted to share a roundup of 15 winter recipes that incorporate this superstar ingredient!

15 Vegan Winter Recipes Made with Maple Syrup

  1. Cranberry Oatmeal Bars
  2. Vegan Toasted Oatmeal with Maple Syrup, Cranberries & Raspberries
  3. No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies
  4. Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
  5. Cinnamon Swirl No Bake Protein Balls
  6. Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Pecan Topping
  7. Winter Salad with Roasted Vegetables & Maple Dijon Vinaigrette
  8. Crispy Tofu with Maple Soy Glaze
  9. Pecan No-Bake Granola Bars
  10. Maple Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas
  11. Pumpkin Spice No-Bake Cookies
  12. Maple Syrup Roasted Brussels Sprouts
  13. 5-Minute Vegan Golden Milk
  14. Vegan Kale Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing
  15. Chocolate & Peanut Butter Fudge

 

  1. Cranberry Oatmeal Bars

These healthy oat bars are great for on-the-go snacking, bringing together winter flavors like cranberries, pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg and of course pure maple syrup. The recipe features our Spectrum Vibrance for an added antioxidant boost!

 

Get the recipe here via Vibrant Health!

 

  1. Vegan Toasted Oatmeal with Maple Syrup, Cranberries & Raspberries

Oatmeal is the perfect breakfast for those chilly winter mornings! This vegan recipe features hearty steel cut oats and cranberries. Top your bowl with a drizzle of maple syrup before serving.


Get the recipe here via Serious Eat!

 

  1. No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

No-bake cookies are easy to whip up for winter gatherings, holiday parties and late-night treats. This easy recipe is made with just four simple ingredients: peanut butter, maple syrup, almond flour and our Maximum Vibrance Chocolate Chunk (for a boost of nutrients and chocolate flavor)!

 

Get the recipe here via Vibrant Health!

 

4. Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

When the weather outside is frightful, there’s nothing like cozying up with a fresh bowl of soup. This Roasted Butternut Squash Soup brings together flavors of in-season butternut squash, shallot, maple syrup, and nutmeg for a sweet and savory bowl of comfort.


Get the recipe here via Cookie & Kate!

 

5. Cinnamon Swirl No-Bake Protein Balls

These no-bake protein balls are a healthy take on cinnamon rolls, making them the perfect choice for an energizing on-the-go winter snack. They’re made with heart-healthy walnuts, dates, maple syrup and winter spices, then topped with a delicious vegan cream cheese glaze.


Get the recipe here via Vibrant Health!

 

6. Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Pecan Topping

 

Sweet potato casserole is a fall and winter gathering staple! This health-i-fied vegan version ditches the marshmallows and loads of added sugar in favor of a maple pecan topping — made with almond flour, chopped pecans, vegan butter and of course maple syrup!

 

Get the recipe here via Jessica in the Kitchen!

 

7. Winter Salad with Roasted Vegetables & Maple Dijon Vinaigrette

Salads aren’t just for the summer months! This winter salad combines refreshing leafy greens with warm roasted winter vegetables — like sweet potato/butternut squash, brussels sprouts, and beets. It’s all topped off with a sweet & tangy homemade dressing made with apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard and maple syrup!

 

Get the recipe here via Laura Fuentes!

 

  1. Crispy Tofu with Maple Soy Glaze

 

If you’re looking for more of a savory vegan dish, this Crispy Tofu has your name on it! The recipe highlights Japanese flavors like ginger and rice vinegar, and is coated with a delicious maple soy glaze. Serve with a side of rice for a complete meal!

 

Get the recipe here via Bon Appetit!

 

9. Pecan No-Bake Granola Bars

 

Granola bar lovers, this one’s for you! Ditch the sugary, packaged store-bought variety in favor of these healthy DIY bars. They’re easy to whip up and made with real, wholesome ingredients — like pecans, rolled oats, almond butter, coconut oil, chia seeds and maple syrup!


Get the recipe here via Vibrant Health!

 

10. Maple Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

 

This healthy sweet and crunchy snack will curb all your sugar cravings! These roasted chickpeas are coated with olive oil, cinnamon, sea salt and maple syrup then roasted for 15-20 minutes.

 

Get the recipe here via Tasty!

 

11. Pumpkin Spice No-Bake Cookies

 

Pumpkin spice and everything nice! If you’re a fan of the fall favorite — Pumpkin Spice Latte — you’ll love these cookies! They’re made with simple ingredients like pumpkin puree, pecans, warming spices, dates and maple syrup for a delicious, no-bake treat.

 

Get the recipe here via Vibrant Health!

 

12. Maple Syrup Roasted Brussels Sprouts

 

Brussels sprouts are in season during the fall and winter, so we’re all for cooking with this healthy veggie as much as possible! This recipe adds a touch of sweetness to your go-to roasted brussels by adding in a few tablespoons of maple syrup.


Get the recipe here via The Wholesome Dish!

 

13. 5-Minute Vegan Golden Milk

 

Golden Milk is comfort in a cup! This vegan variation highlights warming ingredients like fresh ground turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and maple syrup — all whisked together with coconut and almond milk for a cup of joy.

Get the recipe here via Minimalist Baker

 

14. Vegan Kale Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing

 

This salad is full of all your favorite harvest flavors — like kale, crunchy apples, pecans and cranberries. Mix it up with a delightful Maple Balsamic dressing.  

 

Get the recipe here via Our Plant Based World!

 

15. Chocolate & Peanut Butter Fudge

 

Last but not least, we couldn’t complete the winter recipe roundup without some fudge. This healthier Chocolate & Peanut Butter fudge is made with peanut butter, raw coconut butter, maple syrup and a scoop of our Maximum Vibrance - Chocolate Chunk.

 

Get the recipe here via Vibrant Health!

 

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