Maple Syrup Sandwich

The Mystery of the Maple Syrup Sandwich

In the vast landscape of culinary traditions, where recipes often become a cherished legacy passed down through generations, few dishes capture the essence of mystery and nostalgia quite like…


On the surface, this seemingly simple concoction of bread and syrup (and sometimes honey or chicken) is a simple and inexpensive snack. But a quick perusal of the interwebs, show its existence might be a bit more complicated.

From TikTok and Quora to a shout out in a Kendrick Lamar song, and apparently even a few recipe blogs, our crew thoroughly enjoyed researching this sweet topic.

Check out what we found below:

GrandadJoes’ Go-to Wartime Snack

TikTok user @Grandadjoe1933 posted this simple recipe vlog, which as of this post has garnered hundreds of comments and more than 20,000 likes.

Syrup Sandwich-inspired French Toast

Famed-chef Nyesha Arrington cooks up her favorite indulgent recipe — Syrup sandwiches made of brioche style French toasts.  

Maple Syrup Sandwich with a Smidge of PB

This Canadian YouTuber account (@Leroy and Leroy) offers up a different take on a syrup sandwich by mixing in some peanut butter.

And now for the best part…

Making Your Own Maple Syrup Sandwich

Creating your own maple syrup sandwich is a straightforward process, but the key lies in the quality of the ingredients. Here’s a simple recipe to try at home:


  • 2 slices of your favorite bread (white, whole grain, or even brioche)
  • 2 tablespoons of 100% pure maple syrup
  • Optional: butter, a sprinkle of sea salt, or a dash of cinnamon, or a big honking piece of fried chicken (pictured in main image)


  • If desired, toast the bread lightly.
  • Spread a thin layer of butter on one or both slices of bread (optional).
  • Drizzle the maple syrup over one slice of bread. If using, sprinkle a pinch of sea salt or cinnamon on top.
  • Place the second slice of bread on top to create a sandwich.
  • Cut into halves or quarters and enjoy!

Whether you’re reminiscing about childhood memories or discovering it for the first time, the maple syrup sandwich remains a sweet mystery worth savoring.

So, next time you have a loaf of bread and a bottle of SAPJACK take a moment to indulge in this timeless treat and become a part of its ongoing story.

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