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Friday, March 18, 2011

Homemade Maple Syrup

Since I was a child I've never really had a love for syrup. My mom says it's because the stickiness would climb my fork and get all over my hands. I was a clean freak as a child, just as I am now, and couldn't handle the sticky mess. Makes me laugh.

Now that I am older and can eat without making a sticky mess I do like syrup. I really only care for it on french toast though. The reason for that is: french toast doesn't soak up the syrup since it's kind of sealed with the egg mixture. Pancakes and waffles soak up all the syrup and make it a little to soggy for my liking.

Since I've been married my husband has always made his own syrup from scratch. Until recently I haven't had it on anything but french toast. But I have decided that I do like it, just not too much of it so I can still have a crispy waffle.

Anyhow, I think it's fun that he makes syrup and it's really tasty! Hope you'll enjoy his yummy recipe too!

Homemade Maple Syrup
By: Steven

1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup water

Combine above ingredients in small saucepan. Stir frequently, bring to a boil, remove from heat, add 1/2 tsp maple flavoring and a pat of butter. Stir. Enjoy it!

This stores well in the fridge in a dressing bottle or a pint jar. Makes a little more than 2 cups.

Goes great on Potato Puffers and Whole Wheat Pancakes or any other syrup needed dish.


  1. Shows how tastes very from one person to another. I love my breakfast item to soak up all that syrupy goodness.

    Thanks for the recipe. I'll have to give it a try. I love syrup!

  2. You and I are of one mind when it comes to syrup, Crystal! Lindsay thinks I'm crazy about how much syrup I put on my pancakes or waffles. I love it!

  3. our hubbies are such syrup snobs...but it's probably cheaper (and tastier)than the store-bought stuff. i'm with linds on the soggy pancakes and waffles. i don't need a pool of it on my plate, just lots of butter and a very light drizzle! I'll have to try making it with the brown sugar. we usually just use all white.

  4. I made your syrup this morning. It brought back memories of my childhood. Thanks again for the recipe.

  5. So here is my question to you! I have been making my own syrup lately, and every time I do, the majority of it ends up crystalizing in the bottom of the jar!! Does this happen to you???

  6. Tracey, I have had mine crystallize before. But it usually happens if I make a new batch of syrup and don't clean out my container. I use an old salad dressing container. but I don't generally have this problem. I think it also happens if it doesn't get used very fast. We probably use too much syrup, mostly cause my sweet husband likes to drown his breakfast in it. :-) you could try making half the recipe and see if you get rid of the problem. Good luck, let us know what happens.