Cheater Pancake Syrup

Cheater Pancake Syrup

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"This was the syrup I grew up with. It tastes fabulous without all the extra work on getting real tapped maple syrup. It's also a cheaper way to have syrup, as these are things I always have in my cupboard."


6 m servings 77 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 77 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.7g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a saucepan, combine the white sugar, brown sugar and water. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 3 minutes. Stir in the maple extract and vanilla, and remove form the heat. Let cool, and serve at room temperature. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Be aware that it may crystallize a little if the container is not completely airtight.
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  1. 101 Ratings


Very good! I did not add the maple flavoring, I just used vanilla and it was delicious.

Although this is not the recipe we use, I love homemade syrup! I recently learned that covering the syrup and boiling about a minute reduces the chance of your syrup crystalizing.

I've been seeking out DIY recipes to replace products we normally purchase at an inflated price with artificial ingredients, so in that regard, this recipe foots the bill. However, it was WAY s...

This recipe was a lifesaver this morning as I realized at the last minute that I was out of syrup for my kids' pancakes. This made enough to fill just over half of a plastic syrup bottle. To get...

This didn't work for me. It was sickening sweet and didn't really taste like maple. As soon as it started to cool it began to crystallize, to the point where I just threw the remainder out.

Don't kid yourself! If you enjoy pure sugar then you will probably like this recipe....of course since it is so so so so so sweet my four year old though he was eating candy. Even though it tast...

I didnt use any maple extract though, only vanilla extract and turned out great!

I will never buy maple syrup again. This is so easy and fast to make. I didn't have maple extract, so I used butter extract in it's place. We loved it!

Nice and quick and close enough to fool most. I had to reduce the vanilla slightly as its taste was a bit too overpowering for me (I'm from Qu├ębec *wink*). I wonder if I could boil it a bit more...