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Ultimate breakfast topping: Maple syrup or honey?

Both are sticky, sweet and go great on pancakes. Breakfast-lovers say maple syrup is the classic breakfast companion. Real maple syrup has a caramel and straight-from-the-woods flavor, and it's the healthier option. Honey, on the other hand, is light and floral. Some say honey is more versatile than syrup. It can go with anything from yogurt to tea. Honey also has a thicker texture and tastes less sugary than syrup. Which one is on your breakfast table?

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Everyone knows that maple syrup is the one and only topping for pancakes and waffles. Even if you choose to add some extra flair to your breakfast (chocolate chips, butter, whipped cream, etc.), the syrup is your base. 

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Plus, according to SFGATE, maple syrup is the healthier option. Both real maple syrup and honey are great ways to add a natural touch of sweetness to your food, but when they're stacked against each other, syrup wins out:

Between the two, maple syrup is healthier–it has less overall sugar, and more importantly, less fructose
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Honey, on the other hand, is far more versatile than maple syrup, making it a better use of space in your breakfast spread. Honey goes great on all your sweet breakfast treats–pancakes, waffles, french toast–and it also goes perfectly with a bowl of yogurt and granola, or with your oatmeal. If you drink tea in the morning, you might even want to add a spoonful of honey for a touch of sweetness. 

You just can't make this kind of meal with maple syrup: 

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Around the world, more people turn to honey and sweet cream as a breakfast topping than maple syrup. When asked "Is it unusual to eat pancakes and waffles with honey instead of maple syrup?" on Quora, one person pointed out: 

Most of the cultures of the world eat something similar to pancakes without maple syrup. Maple syrup is a North American thing...you'll have to look pretty hard to find it anywhere else in the world. 

Honey is the more universal choice.

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Ultimate breakfast topping: Maple syrup or honey?
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