Saturday, January 24, 2009

Homemade syrup on Oatmeal Pancakes

Our breakfast this morning was oatmeal pancakes with homemade syrup.
I don't like the taste of the last syrups we bought so I have been making this small recipe and we really like it. It is not thick like storebought ones but we think the taste is great.
Homemade Pancake Syrup
3/4 C packed brown sugar
1/4 C white sugar
3/4 C water
1/2 C light corn syrup
1/2 t maple flavoring
1/2 t vanilla
1/4 t butter flavoring
Bring the first 4 ingredients to a boil, then lower to a simmer. Let cook for several minutes until all the sugars are well dissolved. If you want it thicker, cook for up to 10 minutes on low.
Remove from heat and stir in flavorings.

Store the leftovers in the fridge. I use a microwave safe pitcher and just reheat it when needed.

The extracts are not cheap, but they will last a long time.


  1. Okay, I have one word for this post---> YUMMMY!!!

    What a great recipe.


  2. I have made a similar recipe and it does taste really good. I find too that adding just a bit of real maple syrup makes it taste even better. This stretches the real maple syrup (which as you know is very expensive these days). Thanks for sharing.

  3. We've been making our own syrup for awhile but I've found the recipe I use, while tasty, is very thin and crystalizes in the fridge (so we have to reheat it every time we use it). Thanks for posting your recipe. I'm going to give it a try.

    Edie @ (posting anonymously because blogger wasn't cooperating and I couldn't get my comment to post)

  4. Rhonda, have you ever tried using REAL (pure) maple syrup? There's nothing like it!

  5. I have used a recipe very similar to this for years. My family doesn't even like the store bought syrups anymore. This is yummy as well as being thrifty!


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