March 20, 2015

How To: Make Homemade Pancake Syrup

Hello friends! Today I thought I would share with you how to make homemade pancake syrup that goes along with my homemade pancake mix.  It tastes like maple syrup, and is made with maple syrup extract, but we can't exactly call it "Maple Syrup" since it's not the real stuff.  But it tastes pretty darn good!  In fact, my kids prefer it to the name brand maple syrup I have been buying for years.  It is also very inexpensive to make.  With the amount of syrup we go through, this saves me a lot of money each month!

Now I have to confess, I didn't make up this recipe.  I did look at quite a few recipe's online and tried a few out.  But the winner was Homemade Maple Syrup from Mel's Kitchen Cafe. If you haven't checked out her blog, you totally should.  She makes really yummy stuff and her recipes always seem to be winners for my family.  

I would suggest that you make this during the day BEFORE you need it for breakfast.  It does take a little while to make (just simmering and cooling), so unless you want to wake up extra early, make it before!

Homemade Pancake Syrup





  1. In a large 5-6 quart pot, combine the sugars, honey and water. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce the heat to low so the mixture gently simmers. Cover the pot and simmer the mixture for 15 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and let it cool for 20 minutes before stirring in the maple and vanilla extracts. Let the syrup cool in the pot for another 40 minutes, or so, stirring occasionally, before filling jars/containers. Once the containers are filled, let them cool to room temperature uncovered.
  2. Store covered in jars or other containers in the refrigerator. It will keep for up to 2 months in the refrigerator. Gently reheat before serving, if desired.

You can also find this recipe in my online recipe book at

This recipe makes about 10 cups (2 1/2 quarts) of syrup.  I used organic maple syrup extract because the additives are very minimal.  You can also use imitation maple extract (Mapleine) with similar results.

Well there you have it! Please try it and let me know what you think!

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