Spicy Maple Syrup

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You’ve heard about hot honey, but are you familiar with spicy maple syrup? Infusing the rich, comforting flavor of maple syrup with the spiciness of red pepper flakes and chili powder is truly a creation to appreciate. When you start experimenting with food, you can unlock a world of gastronomic possibilities. Some creations may not be as great as others, but you stumble on a gem like this spicy maple syrup every now and again.

The best thing about this condiment, besides how easy it is to make, is that you can use it on so many foods. Turn up the heat on your pancakes or appreciate the harmonious interplay of spicy and sweet on a sandwich. You can truly elevate your dishes to new heights, all the while establishing a balance of sweet and savory.

To make this condiment, combine all of the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. This isn’t like those long oil-infusions that require you to double boil a jar of oil and herbs in a saucepan for over two hours. Simmer the ingredients in this recipe for about two to five minutes, or until it begins to thicken. Taste the syrup and adjust the spice level to your tolerance. Ideally, this shouldn’t burn your taste buds off and cause you to gasp for air. This is a balanced condiment that you can enjoy on myriad dishes.

Spicy Maple Syrup
  • Prep Time:5m
  • Cook Time:5m
  • Total Time:10m


  • 2 c grade A maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • pinch of sea salt


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Allow the mixture to simmer for two to five minutes, stirring occasionally until thickened.
  2. Taste the syrup and adjust the heat level to your spice tolerance or preference. Remove the saucepan from the heat and pour the syrup into a heat-safe glass jar.
  3. You can enjoy your spicy maple syrup warm or store it in the refrigerator for later use.


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