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Do you love pancakes but hate the artificial ingredients in store-bought pancake syrup? This easy homemade pancake syrup recipe is made with just four basic ingredients, and it's ready in minutes.
So ditch the processed stuff and make your own delicious syrup at home. Homemade pancakes (and waffles and French toast)will never taste the same again.
Yes, I prefer to use pure maple syrup in our homestead kitchen because I'd rather use natural sweeteners whenever I can. And the health benefits of natural maple syrup include several antioxidants. However, we can't always stock up on maple syrup due to cost and availability.
In the past, I've experimented with strawberry syrup, raspberry syrup and rosehip syrup too. And one of these years we'll gather enough birch sap to make our own syrup too.
In the meantime, if we can't get our hands on natural maple syrup, I like this easy homemade pancake syrup made with white sugar.
It’s a fast and simple syrup recipe to make from scratch. And it doesn't include high fructose corn syrup or baking soda, items sometimes found in commercial syrups.
Use this syrup on your favorite breakfast griddle recipes!
How to Make Homemade Pancake Syrup With White Sugar
It takes 5 minutes to prepare and 10 minutes for cooking time with this easy recipe to make your own syrup. However, watch that pot closely. Otherwise, you could end up with very thick syrup and a big gooey mess on your hands.
Homemade Syrup Ingredients (makes about 2 ⅔ cup)
Here’s what you’ll need to make your syrup at home.
• 1 cup white sugar
• 1 cup brown sugar
• ⅔ cup water
• ½ teaspoon vanilla extract OR ½ teaspoon maple extract OR 1 teaspoon maple flavoring for an easy homemade maple syrup alternative
First, add both white sugar and brown sugar into a saucepan with ⅔ cup of room temperature water. Whisk and continue to mix together.
Next, whisk well until everything is mixed together.
Cook on medium heat until it starts to boil while continuing to whisk.
Now turn the heat to medium-low so that there are still plenty of bubbles. The syrup mixture should be at about 150°F ( 65 °C). Now add ½ teaspoon vanilla.
Then remove the sauce pan from the stovetop and allow it to cool.
Transfer to an airtight container or glass jars until ready to use.
Note: the homemade syrup will thicken as it cools.
There are so many ways to enjoy this homemade syrup. Drizzle it over some buttermilk pancakes, make a special stack of waffles or French toast on a Sunday morning.
You could even enjoy it over vanilla ice cream any day of the week. No matter how you choose to enjoy it, this syrup will take your breakfast to the next level.
Easy Homemade Pancake Syrup Recipe
Easy Homemade Pancake Syrup Recipe
Learn how to make homemade pancake syrup with just a few simple ingredients. It's quick, easy and inexpensive!
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ⅔ cup water
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract (or ½ teaspoon maple extract or 1 teaspoon maple flavoring)
- add 1 cup white sugar and 1 cup brown sugar into a saucepan with ⅔ cup of room temperature water. Whisk and continue to mix together.
- Cook on medium heat until it starts to boil while continuing to whisk.
- Turn the heat to medium-low so that there are still plenty of bubbles. The syrup mixture should be at about 150°F ( 65 °C). Now add ½ teaspoon vanilla.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool.
- Transfer to glass jars or airtight containers.
This homemade syrup will thicken as it cools. Store in a cool, dark place or the fridge.
Nutrition InformationYield 16 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 92Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 4mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 0gSugar 24gProtein 0g
Hi Janet! I would guestimate about two weeks....although it never lasts that long around here before the kids get to it!
How long does this syrup last in the refrigerator?
Hi Kourtney - we only keep it for 48 hours in our pantry in the summer. Otherwise, into the fridge it goes! Honestly, we rarely have any left......
How long will the extra syrup last in a glass jar with a lid in the pantry?
Wow, this was way easier than I thought. We had run out at home, and I'm so glad I came across this recipe. Will be adding to our monthly brunch rotation now!
This is so yummy! I always thought making my own syrup would be daunting, but it's simple and I love being able to customize it.
I had no idea making syrup was this easy! MIND BLOWN! I'm adding this to our homeschool calendar for a fun activity!
Wow! I didn't realize how easy it was to make homemade pancake syrup. It tasted so much better than the kind in a bottle.
Delicious pancake syrup! The kids loved it and want to have it again!
Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
I had no idea it was so easy to make homemade syrup and even my teens liked it!