Homemade Pancake Syrup is so easy to make with just 4 ingredients. Use this syrup to top pancakes, waffles, french toast, and more.
Homemade Pancake Syrup
I never realized that it was possible to make pancake syrup homemade. Silly, me. Is it as healthy as pure maple syrup, I am going to assume not. But, it is amazing with or without maple flavoring. Adding vanilla makes it similar to my kids’ favorite Mrs. Butterworth’s version.
Sometimes, we run low on essential pantry ingredients. I have shared quite a few substitutes that I use frequently. Last week, I was out of maple syrup for our Homemade Pancake Mix, so I used this homemade syrup recipe that my grandmother passed along to me. It’s so simple, and you can make it in a few minutes.
This homemade maple syrup is a bit thin. If you prefer to have a thicker syrup, add about 1/3 cup of corn syrup when you add the sugar and water. We prefer a thinner syrup with fewer ingredients, so we leave it out.
Pancake syrup and maple syrup can be quite pricey. This recipe is just as good, if not better than store-bought. Make it. I believe you will agree!
Ingredients to make Homemade Syrup
- Brown Sugar
- Imitation Maple or Vanilla
Recipe for Homemade Pancake Syrup
First, add the brown sugar and the water to a small saucepan. Stir and cook over medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil. Then, reduce heat to low and cook for about 5 minutes more. Stir frequently.
Add the butter and stir until melted and let the syrup come to a slight boil. Remove from heat and add the maple flavoring or vanilla. Stir well and allow to cool for approximately 5 minutes before transferring to a jar or container.
Store it for up to one week in the refrigerator. Be sure to use an airtight container. Heat in the microwave before using it.
This recipe for homemade pancake syrup is perfect for serving over Homemade Pancakes, waffles, crepes, or french toast. I like to use it for our Bananas Foster French Toast Casserole.
Homemade Pancake Syrup
- 2 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 cup Water
- 1 stick Butter
- 1/2 tsp Maple or Vanilla Extract extract
- In a medium saucepan, combine the brown sugar and water.
- Over medium high heat, stir until sugar is dissolved and bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat to medium and boil for 5 minutes.
- Add the butter and stir for 1 more minute while mixture just barely boils.
- Remove from heat and add the extract.
- Allow to cool for 5 minutes before using or transferring to jar for refrigerator storage.