breakfast, Condiments

Homemade Pancake or Waffle Syrup

I looked on the bottle of our store bought syrup and the ingredients were corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup!  No cane sugar?  Does everything have high fructose corn syrup in it now?  Well I looked for a good recipe for syrup and found one.  I modified it just a little to make it to my taste.  You can add different flavorings to it.  Even a little real butter to make it buttery (just refrigerate after it cools a little).   This syrup should be shelf stable in your pantry for a couple of weeks, so make a big batch for the family.  It’s so easy! Enjoy.

Homemade Syrup (Maple or any Flavor you want)

Make your own homemade  syrup for pancakes or waffles.
Make your own homemade syrup for pancakes or waffles.

1 cup water

1 ½ cups of  granulated sugar

¾ cups of  light brown sugar

½ teaspoon maple flavoring

½ teaspoon of vanilla

Over a medium heat in a 1 quart saucepan, stir water and sugar together.  Heat until it comes to a boil, then add the vanilla and maple flavoring.  Stir another minute or two.  It will be thin and very hot!  Carefully pour into jar and serve hot or cold over pancakes, French toast or waffles.

Instead of the maple you can add ½ to 1 tsp strawberry flavoring or 1teaspoon of caramel or hazelnut Torani syrup (optional) to get different flavors.   Even a ¼ cup of blueberries or cherries that have been cooked down can be added.   Bring the tastes of IHOP right to your home table.

For a buttery syrup add a tablespoon of real butter.