Gradually whisk in chicken broth. Bring to a simmer, then add Great Northern beans and Maple syrup. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer ~10-15 minutes to allow flavors to meld and soup to thicken a bit. While soup is simmering, whisk together the yogurt and maple syrup for the Maple Cream Garnish. Adjust with more or less of either to suit your tastes...more maple is actually really good here because the soup is very earth and satisfying, so it helps add another layer of flavor!
Ladle soup into bowls. Dollop with maple cream, sprinkle with reserved bacon and thyme leaves and grate fresh nutmeg over each serving. Enjoy your bowl of Fall...can you feel it in your bones?
I am submitting my feel-good bowl of soup to Deb at Kahakai Kitchen for this weeks Souper (soup, salad, sammie) Sunday!