Monday, September 03, 2012


After I made buttermilk syrup, I started to think about making my own "maple" syrup. I knew it was a possibility, I had just never tried it before. Then reader Halli shared her family's favorite recipe, and that sealed the deal. I haven't bought syrup at the store for weeks now!

Pancake Syrup

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Cook sugars and water on medium high heat until almost boiling and clear. Remove from heat and stir in the maple and vanilla. Store in an air tight container in the fridge.

Just like with the buttermilk syrup, a little goes a long way. It is very sweet, and probably runnier than the syrup you buy at the store, but it only takes a minute to make! And there's no corn syrup!

Thanks again, Halli.


  1. Anonymous1:33 PM

    doing this!
    we love pure maple syrup, but these days it's not in the budget.

  2. Anonymous2:14 PM

    Thanks for this! Like you, I don't really care for Maple Syrup (and the price! Sheez.) My husband insists on in for himself and the kids, but it sounds like this recipe might be more up my alley :) and no corn syrup!

  3. Going to make this! Thanks!

  4. Wow! I feel famous! :) I'm going to have to try your version. Thanks!

  5. This is the way we made syrup when I was growing up. We always made our own syrup. Oretty good and easy.

  6. This is my husbands family favorite.
    Creamy Maple Syrup
    1 ½ cups light corn syrup
    3 cups sugar
    ¾ cup water
    3 tsp. maple flavoring
    1 -12oz. can evaporated milk (not sweetened condensed)
    Combine first 4 ingredients bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Continue boiling and stirring two minutes. Cool five minutes. Stir in evaporated milk. Serve warm or cold.

    Try them on these heavenly pancakes! I used to hate pancakes until I had these.
    Sour Cream Pancakes
    Mix together:
    1 cup buttermilk
    1 cup sour cream
    1 egg
    In a separate bowl combine:
    1 cup flour
    1 T sugar
    1 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp baking soda
    ½ tsp. salt
    Mix all together. Let stand 10 minutes before cooking.

    (we make these for the missionaries all the time. always a hit.)


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