Walden Farms Popular Syrups
Many are convinced that wanting to cut down or eliminate, carbs, sugar, cholesterol or fat means having to give up some of our favourite foods. Often on that list is pancakes, the fluffy, gooey and delicious batter that makes a delightful hot breakfast. With items like pancakes and French toast, a lot of the carbs and calories is from the syrup. Let’s be honest though, smothering these foods in a sticky sweet liquid is what makes them great.
For those wanting to live a healthier life but unwilling to give up pancake syrup, Walden Farms offers a delicious alternative to fit any diet. This syrup can replace table syrup in your pantry and in certain delectable recipes.
Let us introduce you to Walden Farms line of syrups that our customers love, and we’re confident that you will too. Then, we’ll explore some of our favourite recipes for classic meals that either include syrup or where syrup can provide an interesting twist.
An Alternative to Pancake Syrup
The traditional pancake syrup is maple flavoured and features roughly 210 calories for every ¼ cup, 52 g of carbs and 32 g of sugar. They also can contain ingredients like corn syrup, fructose corn syrup, caramel color, sodium benzoate and sorbic acid among other preservatives. As you can tell, these syrups are not exactly part of a healthy and balanced breakfast.
Walden Farms offers pancake syrup that is prepared with real fruit extract and concentrated natural flavouring, and is also available in blueberry and maple walnut flavour. They are sugar-free, cholesterol-free and contain no carbs or fat. It is a perfect way to turn pancakes, French toast and waffles into low carb treats. Use with a pancake mix like the one from Hold the Carbs or with low carb bread.
This pancake syrup also comes in single serving packet for convenience and ease.
Pancake syrup is a great addition to a lot of different sweet or savoury recipes. Here are some of our favourite recipes. We’re sure you will love them!
We’ve taken some liberties with each recipe to make them healthier but never at the expense of taste or enjoyment. Recipes are merely guidelines, not strict rules, so feel free to play around and make a meal your own.
Who doesn’t love hot and fresh sticky buns? The only thing that can make these fluffy rolls better is to incorporate some pancake syrup for sweetness and to balance the cinnamon. This recipe calls for maple syrup but you can easily add Walden Farms Pancake Syrup for a similar flavour minus the guilt.
This easy recipe makes the best cinnamon rolls. Remember to make simple adjustments to reduce the carbs and/or fat. For instance, you can replace any sugar content with sweet berries, or use almond or soy milk instead of whole. To make, all you need to do is combine warm milk, yeast and brown sugar in a bowl. Let sit for 10 minutes and then add flour.
Mix well to create a pliable dough. You will notice the mixture grow frothy. In a separate bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover. The dough will rise within an hour.
Now, you need to make the filling. Combine sugar, cinnamon, salt and melted butter. Roll out dough and spread the filling in an even layer. Tightly roll the dough and cut into 12 pieces. Let the pieces rise for 30-40 minutes (they will double in size). Bake at 375 F for 30-45 minutes.
Syrup-Soy Glazed B.C. Salmon
Maple and fatty fishes like salmon are a natural pairing. You can substitute the much healthier Walden Farms Pancake Syrup and the dish will not miss a beat. This recipe is easy enough to make after a long day of work or to make for guests at a dinner party. You can even swap in asparagus if fiddleheads aren’t readily available.
To create the glaze, mix ¼ soy sauce with 2 tbsp. each of pancake syrup, cilantro and sweet chili. Marinate the salmon for 10 mins and then bake for 10-12 minutes. Rest the salmon for 3-4 minutes and then plate by placing on top of the sautéed vegetables.
Waffle Sandwiches with a Nut Crunch
To make the nut crunch, whisk egg whites until they are light and foamy. Add pancake syrup with ¼ tsp of vanilla and a pinch of salt. Toss with a nut like pecans or walnuts. Bake at 225 F for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. If you are preparing in advance, you can store in a tightly sealed container for up to 1 week.
Get the waffles ready by adding flour to a bowl with cocoa powder, baking powder, sugar, baking soda and salt. Separately whisk egg, milk, sour cream and melted butter. Add egg mixture to flour mixture and stir. At this point, you can use food colouring if you want.
After waffles are made, whip some cream until it can hold stiff peaks. You’re now good to start assemble, which means you are almost at the best stage, eating!
The Ultimate Side Dish
This brussels sprouts recipe calls for a syrup finish to its bacon, beer and mustard flavours. A great side dish for red meat dishes or with a perfectly grilled chicken. Even brussels sprouts haters will be converted by this smoky and hearty accompaniment. Note that we removed the breadcrumb component to keep the carb intake low.
To make this meal all you need is a pound of halved brussels sprouts, four slices of bacon, ¼ of beer, grainy mustard, butter and some pancake syrup. To start, mix the beer with the mustard, pancake syrup and a touch of salt. The next step is to cook the bacon in a pan, preferably cast iron. Transfer to a plate after five minutes. In the same pan, sear brussels sprouts until they are brown. Add the beer mixture and the bacon and combine until the sprouts are coated.
We want to share one more amazing side dish recipe with you because they can really make a meal come together.
Get two cups of white beans, one cup of pancake syrup, four slices of bacon, one large onion and some ginger and mustard ready to go. Preheat your oven to 300 F. Toss the beans in a saucepan with cold water, making sure they’re completely covered. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat so that the beans simmer. Beans should be tender in about 45 minutes.
Drain the beans and place in a baking dish. Add the remaining ingredients including the pancake syrup. Cover with tight fitting lid and cook for 60-90 minutes.
Sure, this side dish takes a lot of time but it is sweet and smoky and impossible to resist.
Get Cooking with Walden Farms Pancake Syrup
We hope you give this sweet and delicious pancake syrup a try. It is perfect for your waffles, stack of hot cakes or even for some of your favourite savoury entrees and side dishes. Try these recipes out on your friends and family. You won’t regret it and they’ll be begging you for the recipe.
Remember to check out our selection of low carb ingredients to get everything you need to get cooking immediately!