An egg, poached in maple syrup, atop a stack pf pancakes.

How to Poach Eggs in Maple Syrup

If you thought that maple syrup was just for pancakes, come and take a look at this recipe for Maple Syrup Eggs.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Canadian
Keyword maple syrup eggs, poached eggs recipe
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 170kcal
Author Maria Vannelli RD


  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 egg room temperature, variable, depending on the number of servings required


  • Whisk together the maple syrup and water in a small saucepan.
  • Bring to a simmer.
  • Crack the room temperature egg in a bowl and then just slip it into the simmering maple syrup (A soft poached egg will be ready in just 3 minutes, but you can let it go for another minute or so if you prefer firmer poached eggs).
  • With a slotted spoon, remove the poached egg and serve immediately.
  • Repeat process for another egg.


Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. 
*inspired by Laura Secord


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 150mg | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 0.8mg