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!
A city girl learning to homestead on an acre of land in the country. Wife and homeschooling mother of four. Enjoying life, and everything that has to do with self sufficient living.