Spicy Maple Syrup

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Breathe fire into your syrup…

The beauty of this spicy maple syrup recipe is its simplicity. All it takes is a little cayenne pepper powder and you have a rich and spicy topping that’s as perfect on corn waffles as it is as a pork loin glaze. Try it, too, with fruit or berry toppings on pancakes. The sweet and spicy pairing is extra special.

Some opt for a few dashes of hot sauce to breathe fire into a syrup, but we prefer the earthy heat of cayenne. It combines well and there’s no chance of a vinegar tang due to an overly strong pour. 

Spicy Maple Syrup

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Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes



  • In a glass bowl, combine the syrup and cayenne pepper powder and stir well.
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on June 1, 2020 to include new content.
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