Homemade maple flavored syrup is so easy to make at home!! With just a handful of ingredients, this recipe is a family favorite!!
What if I told you that you could enjoy delicious homemade maple syrup and you don’t need to tap any trees to do it?
Making your own maple syrup is easier than you may have thought and chances are that you already have most (if not all) of the ingredients already in your pantry!
The best part is that it can be made from start to finish in about 20 minutes, which would be about the same amount of time needed to cook fresh pancakes or waffles for your family.
Adding a warm homemade syrup over the top of your pancakes just sounds amazing.
Traditionally, maple syrup is made by tapping a spigot into a maple tree and letting it run sap out into a collection bucket. When that bucket is full, it’s then taken and cooked down into a thick pancake syrup.
Unfortunately, it takes about 40 gallons worth of tree sap to make 1 gallon of pancake syrup. This is one of the reasons why real Vermont maple syrup costs a small fortune.
How to make homemade pancake syrup
In a medium-sized pot on your stove, bring some water, white sugar and brown sugar to a boil. Let it reduce for about 15 minutes until the mixture is slightly thickened. After it’s been reduced to a good syrup-like consistency, remove it from the heat and add in some maple flavoring and vanilla extract.
With how much homemade maple syrup is produced from this recipe, it is very likely that you may have some leftover after breakfast. While you could possibly choose to store it in an air-tight container in your fridge, you may also be interested in other ways that you can use the syrup that isn’t the traditional pancakes or waffles.
What can you put maple syrup on?
- Maple Bacon Popcorn
- Cook up some strips of bacon as per usual and then chop into small pieces. Mix in a pan with a little maple syrup until thickened. Then toss together with cooked popcorn.
- Roasted Vegetables
- There are a wide variety of vegetables that taste absolutely amazing when combined with maple flavoring. Carrots, Brussels sprouts, and different varieties of squash are just a few ideas.
- Homemade granola, trail mix, or snack mix
- You can take your homemade snack mixes to a whole new level by giving them a flavorful boost thanks to your homemade maple syrup. Just combine it all well and bake or cook as your directions would normally have you do.
- If you don’t want to go through the added steps of baking or cooking down your maple syrup, you can simply pour it as is over the top of your favorite vanilla yogurts. This could be a great chance of pace from the honey or agave you may be used to using.
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Homemade Pancake Syrup
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons maple flavoring
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Combine water, white and brown sugar.
- Bring to a boil and reduce about 15 minutes until slightly thickened.
- Off heat, stir in maple flavoring and vanilla extract.