Store bought syrups are not only too expensive but also full of corn syrup and other stuff that we don't even know.
Homemade Pancake Syrup is fast,easy to make, stores well in the fridge, and is healthier than store-bought pancake syrup (though of course it's still all sugar but atleast I know where all the ingredients come from!!)and no plastic bottle to recycle , also you can flavor it as you wish!This is wonderful.
Who knew making your own pancake syrup could be so easy!
Brown Sugar:- 1 Cup ( See My Post On How To Make Homemade Brown Sugar)
Water:- 1/2 Cup
Maple Flavoring of your choice:- 1 Tsp
1) Mix Brown Sugar and water in a saucepan.
2) Bring mixture to boil, let it simmer for about 15 minutes. Don't let it boil again or overcook.
3) Add 1 Tsp or so of maple flavoring to suit your taste and serve.
Add a little water and a dab of butter to fruit jelly and heat over low heat for a short time.You will get a delicious fruit syrup.
More KITCHEN TIPS
1) You can flavor the syrup after removing it from the burner ( like with vanilla or almond extract, maple extract, orange zest, lemon zest) OR If you like fruity syrup, you can add some frozen berries after turning off the burner, and leave the pan on the burner (remember, the heat should be turned off). They'll thaw as the syrup cools and you can mash them into the syrup before serving.
2)If your syrup turned out thinner than you like, boil it a little longer the next time you make it.
3)For the best flavor and consistency, these syrups are made to be served warm.They will be stiff if you serve them straight from the refrigerator, so set the glass jar in a pan of hot water and let them warm up. Alternately, scoop out a portion of syrup into a small bowl and warm it for a few seconds in the microwave.
4)Once your syrup is cooled enough, you can pour it into a glass jar or bottle, or re-use an old syrup container. It will keep in your refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. If the sugar begins to crystalize, you can put the container in some hot water to re-dissolve the sugar particles.
5)You can use the syrup on pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, biscuits, or even ice cream.
6)Homemade pancake syrup will make a nice gift, with some pancake mix, a spatula, and maybe a frying pan in a basket.