Homemade Maple Flavored Syrup Recipe

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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!

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8 thoughts on “Homemade Maple Flavored Syrup Recipe”

  1. Every time I run out of syrup I come back here….thanks kendra.

    I make it with organic sugar and it costs about 2.50 for 2x the recipe. Organic syrup online costs 13 dollars. We had been buying log cabin syrup which doesn’t have High fructose Corn Syrup for 7.50 but I called the company that makes it, and their sugar is made from GMOs.

  2. To add to my last post…I never make this in the to 1 ratio any more. I do 2 or 3 times the recipe and just reheat it for future breakfasts. There’s no sense in making a fresh batch every time we want maple syrup.

  3. I grew up with a similar syrup…1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 1 tsp. maple extract. I just simmer it until it thickens. One of my favorite bulk, whole grain stores sells big bottles of extract (probably a pint or more) for about $3.00, and they last forever. I love it! Now my husband is addicted to this syrup as well. 🙂

  4. Just what I was looking for. I’ve been wanting to get away from store bought syrup. I make rose petal and lemon verbena syrups but wasn’t sure how to make a pancake syrup. And since we don’t live near maple trees this will work for me :0)

  5. I like to buy a McCormick syrup extract in the quart size. I think the hubby found it somewhere on the internet. That way I never run out of Syrup extract. I think it is the best tasting brand around.


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