Over the weekend, I wanted to treat ourselves to a leisurely breakfast of pancakes. As I plated the pancakes and went to grab the syrup, I realized to my horror that we were out!!! With some quick googling, and some modifications, I think I’ve found the perfect recipe. Get ready to take notes because it’s a little complicated. Just kidding.
This recipe makes plenty for 2 servings and can easily be doubled or tripled.
- ⅛ cup granulated sugar
- ⅛ cup brown sugar
- ⅛ cup water
- ½ tablespoon butter
Steps for Making Homemade Syrup:
- Combine the equal parts of granulated sugar, brown sugar, and water in a small sauce pan.
- Heat over low to medium-low heat and stir until all the sugar has dissolved.
- When all the sugar has dissolved, turn off the heat, keep the pan over the stove and stir in the butter until dissolved.
- Voila! Enjoy over pancakes, waffles, French toast, or crepes.
Here are some tips to keep in mind. The sugar dissolves very quickly so I would not walk away from the stove. This will honestly cook up in a matter of a couple minutes.
I enjoy warm syrup but if you let the mixture sit and cool, the syrup will thicken up. If there’s leftover syrup or you want to make extra servings, store it in a glass container and it’ll keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks.
This is so easy, I don’t think I’ll ever use store-bought syrup again. There’s a right amount of sweetness and the brown sugar gives it a beautiful amber color.
The butter thickens the syrup to the right consistency and gives it such a wonderful richness. If you want to make it extra fancy, add in some vanilla extract.
I love that this doesn’t contain preservatives and unpronounceable chemicals like you would find in the store-bought bottles. Next time you’re at the store, look at the ingredient list of syrup bottles and you’ll see things like high fructose corn syrup, cellulose gum, sodium benzoate, artificial flavorings, and food coloring. Yuck!
Homemade syrup is also incredibly cost effective. Everyone has sugar and butter at home so it costs just mere pennies to make. I love when you can make something at home that’s cheap and easy.
The next time you make pancakes or waffles for a leisurely brunch, try this recipe. You won’t regret it!