Instead of spending money on the store-brand syrup, make your own at home! It tastes better than storebought!
There is nothing better than drizzling warm maple syrup all over a stack of pancakes, right? And if we are honest, most of us covered every little square of our waffles with syrup! Am I right? And French toast? Nowadays, it’s our little ones who love pancakes, and love adding the syrup!
Why make Homemade Syrup at home?
Instead of spending money on the store-brand syrup, we make our own at home. It tastes just as good, maybe better, as the ones at the store, and we know that our homemade syrup does not include any of the fructose sugars and preservatives that are not good for us. As the ingredients cook together, they form an amazing flavor
This recipe is so easy! And delicious too!
Making syrup at home is so easy, too. Combine the dark brown sugar, the granulated sugar, water and the maple extract as seen in the directions, and then let everything simmer for 5-10 minutes. As the ingredients cook together, they form an amazing sweet flavor. And while the syrup is simmering, you have time to prepare the rest of the breakfast. Enjoy your main dish of pancakes, waffles or French toast with a side of protein (slice of ham, sausage or bacon, eggs), and a dish of fresh fruit. Yum!
Fun options and variations worth trying:
- If you don’t have maple extract, add 2 tablespoons of butter or 1 Tablespoon of vanilla extract
- For a more buttery syrup, add 2 Tablespoons of butter
- Want something sweeter? Include 1/4 cup honey
Dark brown sugar – provides a rich flavor, but too much and the flavor will become harsh and bitter.
Granulated sugar – continues to provide sweet thick consistency while balancing the rich tones.
Maple extract – This is what will help your pancake syrup taste like a Maple Syrup copycat! I like this brand because it’s made from real maple!
Bring water to a boil. Add granulated sugar and stir until fully dissolved. Add dark brown sugar and stir until fully dissolved.
Reduce the heat and stir until it simmers, let simmer for 5 minutes. For a thicker syrup, continue to simmer for 10 more minutes. Let cool to thicken. Enjoy right away or store in an air-tight jar.
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Storing your leftover Homemade Syrup!
It’s best to store leftover maple syrup in a glass jar or other glass container that can be tightly sealed. Mason jars are my favorite – they are classic and perfect for storing.
And they have these fun pouring spouts as lids that are perfect for pouring syrup!
Here are some other beautiful pancake syrup dispensers:
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Homemade Pancake Syrup with Maple Extract
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2 teaspoons maple extract
- Bring water to a boil.
- Add granulated sugar and stir until fully dissolved.
- Add dark brown sugar and stir until fully dissolved.
- Reduce the heat and stir until it simmers, let simmer for 5 minutes.
- For a thicker syrup, continue to simmer for 10 more minutes. Let cool to thicken.
- Enjoy right away or store in an air-tight jar.