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Best Canada Day Food & Canada Day Recipes

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A collection of the best Canada Day food ideas and recipes. This compilation of 20 easy and fun Canada Day recipes will provide breakfast, lunch, snack, and dessert inspiration to celebrate a delicious Canada Day on July 1st.

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What to eat on Canada Day – Here are my favorite Canada Day Food Ideas! 

How is it almost July 1st?!? Canada Day is around the corner and this year I get to celebrate it in Vancouver! Not only is it a day to celebrate a beautiful country but it also symbolizes the start of all the things that make Canadian summer fun. Camping, backyard BBQs, potlucks, and garden brunches!  

I have compiled 22 easy Canadian recipes below to celebrate your Canada Day – whether at home or as a potluck with friends. Many are signature Canadian dishes, like poutine, date squares, beavertails and blueberry grunt, and many of them are just great easy and fun summer recipes to enjoy outdoors with your family and friends.

So whether you are Canadian and looking for some fun Canada Day Food Ideas for your backyard party or just on the lookout for some delicious Canadian recipes to try out…let’s get cooking! 

 Breakfast Recipe Ideas

Eggs Benedict with Homemade Espresso Hollandaise
The best eggs benedict recipe with tips for perfectly poached eggs! Serve them on a toasted English muffin and finish them with my over the top delicious fool-proof espresso hollandaise sauce made with an immersion blender! Breakfast decadence!
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a fork piercing perfectly cooked eggs benedict smothered with homemade espresso hollandaise sauce
Starbucks Blueberry Scones: 
This Copycat Starbucks Blueberry Scones Recipe is easy to make at home with simple ingredients! Enjoy the same treat for fewer calories. Drizzle with lemon glaze and serve for brunch or breakfast!
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Starbucks Blueberry Scones next to a dish with lemon icing
Maple Cappuccino and Maple Latte Recipe
Learn how to make the best Maple Latte or Maple Cappuccino at home! It's simply soul-warming and the perfect drink for cold, foggy days. Maple Syrup lends this autumnal beverage a certain depth and a touch of sweetness, a hint of vanilla and a pinch of cinnamon adds a cozy flair! 
Check out this recipe
overhead shot of Maple Latte aka Maple Cappuccino in a tall mug with cinnamon-dusted milk foam
How to make Fluffy Pancakes with Homemade Blueberry Syrup
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homemade blueberry syrup being drizzled on stack of fluffy pancakes

Main Course Food Ideas

Beer and Cheddar Cheese Soup with Bacon
This easy Beer and Cheese Soup recipe combines the robust flavors of beer with cheddar cheese, oven-roasted vegetables, and bacon to make a rich and creamy winter soup that’s perfect as a quick weeknight dinner, for Game Day, or Super Bowl.  So much better than canned! 
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overhead shot of a bowl of beer and cheddar cheese soup with bacon bits
Pan-Seared Scallops Recipe with Pea Puree, Bacon & Vanilla Beurre Blanc
Learn how to make Pan Seared Scallops with a perfectly golden-brown crust and serve them with pea puree and a divine French Vanilla Beurre Blanc Butter Sauce! An easy pan-seared scallops recipe that is elegant yet simple to make at home. 
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side view of pan seared scallops served on pea puree drizzled with beurre blanc
Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash with Goat Cheese, Pecans & Dried Cherries
This Vegetarian Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe inspired by Canadian First Nation's Cuisine is the perfect vegetarian main course for your Thanksgiving table.  The combination of nutty wild rice, crunchy pecans, creamy salty goat cheese and fruity sour cherries makes this dish nourishing and simply delicious! 
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gebackener kürbis gefüllt mit Wildreis, Kirschen und Ziegenkäse
Blueberry Pierogi with Lemon Thyme
My easy homemade Blueberry Pierogi recipe features the recipe for the best pierogi dough! These sweet Polish dumplings are a delicious sweet main or dessert for summer that both kids and adults love! 
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Close-up of two traditional Polish blueberry pierogi topped with sour cream
Maple Roast Chicken with Stuffing Recipe + Gravy and Roasted Veggies
A savory cornbread stuffing and a quick pan gravy make this whole maple roast chicken with stuffing recipe the perfect dinner for holiday gatherings like Thanksgiving.
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maple syrup being brushed on a whole roast chicken with cornbread stuffing on a platter with roasted veggies
Maple Molasses Baked Beans with Bacon
Homemade Maple Bourbon Molasses Baked Beans with Bacon - the best easy recipe for baked beans in a thick sweet and smoky sauce made from scratch in one skillet. 
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close-up of a skillet with homemade maple bourbon molasses baked beans
Healthy Baked Turkey Meatballs with Cranberry Sauce (Paleo)
These healthy Baked Turkey meatballs feature all of the flavors of Thanksgiving dinner, combined into one bite-sized mouthful of deliciousness.
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Sticky Maple Lime and Ginger Chicken | Healthy lunch recipes
Tender Chicken Thighs baked in a sticky and sweet ginger, lime and maple marinade! This easy chicken recipe makes for a healthy weeknight dinner.
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maple lime and ginger baked chicken thighs

 Canada Day Snacks  

Maple Cream Cookies | The best recipe
These Maple Cream Cookies are maplelicious and a real Canadian delicacy! My recipe uses maple syrup in both the outside biscuits and the maple cream layer. Try them once and you will never get storebought ones again! 
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the best ever maple cream cookies filled with maple buttercream
Saftiger Karottenkuchen mit Nüssen
Mein saftiger Karottenkuchen mit Nüssen ist perfekt für Ostern! Ein einfaches Rezept mit gehackten Walnüssen, Kokos und Ananas. Der saftige Karottenkuchen bleibt viele Tage frisch
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saftiger Karottenkuchen mit Nüssen und Mascarpone Frosting auf einem Kuchenteller
Canadian Doughnuts {Beaver Doughnuts} with Toppings
Try my Canadian doughnuts - delicious pieces of cinnamon-sugared, deep-fried dough served with all kinds of delicious toppings like peanut butter and raspberries. These doughnuts, shaped like the tail of a beaver, are a guilty pleasure and highly addictive. A fun homemade festival food !
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Kanadische Doughnuts (Biberschwänze) mit verschiedenen Toppings
Date Squares - Canadian recipe for date bars
Date Squares – this traditional Canadian recipe for date bars with oatmeal crumble topping is so easy to make and they turn out perfect every time. An old fashioned Canadian recipe for the best date squares ever!
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kanadischer Dattel Streuselkuchen vom Blech ohne Hefe mit Haferflocken
Bacon Fat Gingersnap Cookies
This easy gingersnaps cookies recipe is a spicy, smoky twist on a Christmas cookie classic using bacon fat instead of butter. Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside - gingersnap perfection! 
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Soft gingersnap cookies with bacon fat

Canada Day Desserts 

Canadian Doughnuts {Beaver Doughnuts} with Toppings
Try my Canadian doughnuts - delicious pieces of cinnamon-sugared, deep-fried dough served with all kinds of delicious toppings like peanut butter and raspberries. These doughnuts, shaped like the tail of a beaver, are a guilty pleasure and highly addictive. A fun homemade festival food !
Check out this recipe
Kanadische Doughnuts (Biberschwänze) mit verschiedenen Toppings
Salted Maple Caramel Cheesecake Tart (No Bake)
A decadent Tart with a rich and silky White Chocolate Cheesecake Filling and lots of Salted Maple Caramel Sauce! The perfect springtime dessert! No baking required!
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Ahornsirup Karamell Cheesecake Tarte ohne Backen
Rhubarb Maple Buttermilk Pie
This gorgeous Maple Buttermilk Pie is tangy, refreshing and just glorious! The hidden layer of homemade rhubarb jam takes this Pie to a whole new level! Be prepared to fall in love! 
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Maple Buttermilk Pie with Rhubarb Compote
Banana Upside Down Cake with Maple Toffee Sauce & Beer Candied Bacon
This sticky, moist Maple Banana Upside Down Cake is served with a warm Maple Toffee Sauce and Beer & Brown Sugar Candied Bacon !
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maple banana upside down cake bacon
Best Nova Scotia Blueberry Grunt Recipe
This Nova Scotia Blueberry Grunt recipe is the best blueberry dessert ever! It’s like a blueberry cobbler but with light lemon sour cream dumplings steamed in a spiced blueberry sauce! 
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Nova Scotia Blueberry Grunt in a small blue casserole dish
Cranberry Chai Cupcakes with Spiced Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
These moist and fluffy cupcakes are studded with cranberries and topped with a tangy spiced maple cream cheese frosting. The perfect treat for the holidays!
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cranberry chai cupcakes


Do yo you have any Canadian classics that I missed? Leave me a comment below! I would love to chat! 

If you’re having a bbq lined up for Canada Day, please also try my creamy cucumber salad or my my German Warm Potato Salad 







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