Monday, December 31, 2012

Homemade Syrup for Pancakes and Waffles

Ever wonder how hard it could be to make syrup? I did after realizing all the awful ingredients that commercial syrups contain, plus the price is outrageous! I searched old cookbooks and tweaked a little and came up with this one, hope you love it as much as we do!


Homemade Syrup

2 cups sucanat (or sugar)
3/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring (vanilla works too)

Combine everything in a saucepan and heat on low until the sugar is all melted. At this point the syrup will be thin but tastes good. If you like your syrup thicker and un-warmed, make it in advance and store it in the fridge in a canning jar or other glass jar with a lid. I usually make a double batch and it fits nicely in a quart jar.

Wasn't that easy? Now you never need to buy syrup and wonder whats in it again :)

Try our recipe for Whole Wheat Pancakes or Waffles to go with your syrup!


  1. Oh, I am SO going to use this.

    I'd love to go for real maple all the time, but that isn't realistic.

    This looks fabulous.

    1. I agree Debra, real maple syrup is ideal but with a large family it can get very pricey! Hope your family likes this recipe :)


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