My Favorite Homemade Maple Syrup

I wanted to name this syrup "my-most-favorite-super-easy-delicious-quick-cheap-maple-syrup" or "you'll-never-buy-syrup-again" syrup. 

I guess if you're comparing this syrup to REAL maple syrup, like from a tree, REAL maple syrup might win, but my syrup is totally better than imitation syrup from the store.  I never buy real maple syrup.  I like my syrup better. 

I love it because it takes five minutes to make.

I love it because it's inexpensive.

I love it because it's one less thing to buy at the grocery store.

I love it because it's always served warm.

I love it because it's yummy!

I grew up eating and making homemade syrup.  I posted about my favorite syrup recipe from my childhood here.  It's a great recipe, but sometimes the syrup would crystalize in the bottom of the container when I kept it in the fridge.

A few years ago, my sister-in-law Annelisa, gave me the recipe that she uses for syrup.  I made the switch to her recipe and have made it ever since (it's been five years now).

We have pancakes all the time, for breakfast and for dinner.  We love to eat this syrup on these light and fluffy oat-wheat pancakes.  I actually took a bag of pancake mix and a jar of syrup to my friend that is pregnant and sick.  Kind of a break from the traditional meal you take a friend, like enchiladas or soup. 

Anyway...I love this syrup.

Homemade Maple Syrup
printable recipe

Yield: 2 cups
  • 1 3/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. Mapleine (imitation maple flavoring)

  1. In a small saucepan combine sugar and water. Stirring occasionally, bring just to a boil. 
  2. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and Mapleine.
Yummiest served warm. I keep the leftover syrup in the fridge and then reheat it before serving.