A match made in heaven: celebrate International Bacon Day with bacon and maple syrup

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It’s International Bacon Day today – an unofficial day to indulge and celebrate this meaty treat! And what compliments crispy bacon better than a little maple syrup?!

We’ve found our most delicious recipes which feature bacon to help you celebrate Bacon Day the maple way.

Bacon Bites

Let’s start with an easy to prep recipe. A bacon bun makes the perfect easy breakfast, so why not add a little maple syrup into the mix for a sweet twist to this breakfast classic? With a 10 minute prep time and taking just 12 minutes to cook, our maple bacon breakfast bun recipe makes a great grab and go breakfast that will never disappoint!

Potato, Bacon and Maple Rösti

Take your rosti game to the next level with our potato, bacon and maple syrup rosti recipe. Creating the perfect combination of sweet and savoury flavours, these crispy treats are best served with a beautiful, chopped parsley and crème fraiche dip.

For a tasty vegan alternative, you can use vegan bacon or even vegan cheese to enjoy this meal.

Bacon Pancakes

Pancakes don’t always have to be sweet and are actually quite versatile! Indulge in something a little different with our pancakes with maple bacon, chipotle and avocado recipe. The sweet maple bacon complements the creamy avocado perfectly, so you can skip the refined sugar or the lemon juice on this one!

Simply ripple some pure maple syrup together the sour cream and chipotle paste, and slice the avocado into slices, halve the limes and pick the coriander leaves.

Maple bacon popcorn

You’ve heard of sweet and salty popcorn, but have you ever tried maple bacon popcorn?!

Decadent and delicious, this classic combination of maple and bacon gives popcorn the perfect combination of sweet and salty, just in a slightly more indulgent way!

This recipe only takes 15 minutes to make and is best enjoyed warm with a healthy drizzle of maple syrup. Alternatively, store in an airtight container in the fridge so that it can be enjoyed as a snack later on.

You can always count on Maple from Canada for tasty, maple inspired meals, snacks, sides and desserts. For more delicious bacon recipes to help you celebrate International Bacon Day click here.

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Did you know ?

Québec exports its maple products to more than 50 countries.

Everywhere it goes, consumers of all ages appreciate maple’s unique flavour.

Scientists are studying maple’s potential health benefits.

Studies now underway include those on the antioxidant properties of the polyphenols naturally present in maple syrup.

Maple syrup can be used as a sugar substitute in most recipes.

In cake and most dessert recipes, for each 250ml (1 cup) of syrup used, simply reduce the stipulated amount of liquid (water, milk, juice, etc.) by 60ml (1/4 cup).

A natural source of energy

Maple syrup is a natural source of energy. Check out our recipes for food and drinks before, during, and after exercise.