At Linkus, many of our smaller business customers (cafés, restaurants, bakeries, smoothie shops, dessert makers) ask us what they can make with Linkus Organic Yacon Syrup. The short answer is pretty much anything that doesn’t require a lot of heat.
To give you and your chefs a good starting point, however, we’ll share 12 healthy, tasty recipes that will be a hit with your customers — especially those looking for vegan, high-fibre (fiber), raw food, keto, or gluten-free options.
But first, it’s important to know more about yacon syrup’s benefits and how to maximize those benefits.
Yacon Syrup Benefits
If your customers are interested in eating healthier, Linkus Organic Yacon Syrup is the perfect addition to your recipes. Yacon Syrup is considered a superfood and provides an array of potential health benefits.
The foundation of those health benefits comes from Yacon Syrup’s high levels of fibre (fiber), Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), Potassium, and Phenolic Compounds. In particular, Linkus Organic Yacon Syrup has the highest levels of FOS on the market. (It’s one of the main reasons Linkus became a leading Organic Yacon Syrup Distributor in Canada and the United States.)
One of the keys to preserving the benefits Linkus Organic Yacon Syrup provides is minimizing the heat used in cooking. FOS, an essential prebiotic, can be converted to simple sugars when subjected to high heat or sustained heat for long periods. As such, it is best to use Linkus Organic Yacon Syrup in recipes that don’t require a lot of heat during preparation. Alternatively, your chefs can use Linkus Organic Yacon Syrup as a topper on foods that do require a lot of heat.
Yacon Syrup Recipes
While countless foods can be made with Linkus Organic Yacon Syrup — find out how to get your free copy of our Recipe eBook — here are 12 healthy, tasty recipes that will be popular with your patrons. Most of these will suit customers looking for vegan and high-fibre (fiber) foods. Many will also suit those who have raw food, keto, or gluten-free requirements.
The market for energy bars has boomed over the years and is predicted to continue growing over the next half-decade. This incredibly popular snack is great for any hungry soul needing a tasty energy boost during a long, stressful day. Our healthy, vegan version tops any store-bought, processed option on the market.
An even more popular food than energy bars is smoothies. Virtually everyone has their own smoothie recipe. (Even a host of health-focused celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, and Joe Manganiello are said to swear by smoothies.) However, our version has a key ingredient that others lack — Linkus Organic Yacon Syrup. With the finest Organic Yacon Syrup in the mix, our smoothie recipe features an incredible additional health boost.
This lovely fall-and-winter soup works for lunch or dinner. Hearty, tasty, and healthy, it’s a feel-good dish that also presents well. Plus, it pairs with several types of bread or sandwiches for hungrier patrons who like that classic combination.
Another cool or cold weather favourite, this cake is a wonderful snack or meal finisher. Plus, this recipe highlights how your chefs can make a delicious dish requiring a lot of heat but still get the benefits of Linkus Organic Yacon Syrup.
5. Easy Vegan Energy Balls — Sweetened With Yacon Syrup
Also known as Pumpkin Spice Truffles, this healthy alternative to candy was created with Christmas in mind. However, it can provide your patrons with a tasty, healthy energy boost any time of year.
A grab-and-go favourite, this recipe can also be adapted to each season by using fruits suitable to that time of year. While you’ll probably want to keep it on your breakfast menu, there’s no reason customers won’t be asking for it all day long. Plus, the probiotic-prebiotic synergy from combining yogurt with Organic Yacon Syrup will boost your customers’ gut health.
7. Dehydrated Pecan Bars
Designed to be a healthy dessert or a great post-workout snack, our Dehydrated Pecan Bars are a long-lasting crowd-pleaser. Made with pecans, bananas, maca powder, Organic Yacon Syrup, oats, and Medjool dates, a batch of these delicious and nutritious snacks can be stored at room temperature for up to two (2) weeks. (Contact us for a copy of this recipe.)
Can you add Linkus Organic Yacon Syrup to salads? Yes, you can add the health benefits of Yacon Syrup to salads, too. Of course, this savoury, delicious dressing can also be used as a dip or topping for many different kinds of snacks, starchy appetizers, burgers, or sandwiches. It’s an incredible and healthy alternative to other condiments, dips, or dressings.
If your chefs are looking for a dessert that presents as well as it tastes, this delicious but relatively easy-to-make tart is ideal. Rich and delicious, it has a chocolatey taste with a kick of citrus. And, it provides a beautiful canvas for decorating with a range of seasonal fruits.
The other bonus is this is a no-bake recipe — which preserves all the benefits Linkus Organic Yacon Syrup can provide.
10. Raw Hot Chocolate
If your patrons are looking for a coffee alternative or a healthier hot chocolate option, our Raw Hot Chocolate Recipe might be the ticket. Made with filtered water, cashews, cacao powder, carob powder, vanilla powder, and Linkus Organic Yacon Syrup, it’s a healthy, tasty treat that can still provide a morning or afternoon pick-me-up. (Contact us for a copy of this recipe.)
This is a lovely sauce to keep handy for a variety of desserts or as a fun topper for several breakfast foods, such as oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, or toast. Some even mix it with yogurt, which provides an incredible gut health combination — the probiotics from yogurt work in synergy with the prebiotics of Linkus Organic Yacon Syrup. (It’s one of the reasons yogurt makers are increasingly considering replacing other sweeteners with yacon syrup.)
12. Almond Caramel Granola Bars
Yet another healthy snack that tastes like a dessert. Some key ingredients for this tasty treat include sprouted buckwheat, pecans, apples, Ceylon cinnamon, and Linkus Organic Yacon Syrup.
In addition to being a true crowd-pleaser, the functionally great thing about this recipe is you can make large batches of it and store it for up to three (3) weeks in the refrigerator. (Contact us for a copy of this recipe.)
Endless Possibilities, Limitless Health
Those are just a few of the hundreds of healthy foods your business can make with Linkus Organic Yacon Syrup. If your customers have been asking for healthy meal options that taste great, contact Linkus Global today to learn how we can help your business.