I forgot to share a while back that I finally got around to trying a homemade maple syrup recipe.

No, it’s not the real stuff… but it’s a heck of a lot cheaper without the added preservatives or high fructose corn syrup found in store bought imitation stuff, and still tastes amazing on pancakes. So, until I learn how to tap a maple tree, this is how it goes down in our house!

There are several recipes out there, but here’s the one I made:

Homemade Maple Flavored Syrup

Yields 2 cups

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-2 cups brown sugar (more for extra thickness)
  • 1 Tbsp maple flavored extract

In a med. saucepan over med-high heat, combine the water and the sugars; bring to boil. Reduce heat to med-low and stir in the maple flavoring. Simmer for an additional 3-4 minutes.

Will thicken after cooling. Store in a glass jar in the fridge. Yum.

If you have a favorite homemade maple syrup recipe, I’d love to know how you make it!