High Heels and Grills: Maple Syrup

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Maple Syrup

My dad makes his own maple syrup all the time and when I was younger, I was convinced that he must be a cooking genius to be able to make syrup from scratch. He still may be a really good cook, but it turns out that maple syrup really isn't that hard to make.

I love pouring it over some nice, hot pancakes and topping it off with some cool whip. Best. Breakfast. Ever.

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1-1/2 tsp. maple extract

  1. Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil - For thinner syrup, remove immediately. For thicker syrup, let boil for 2 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and add maple extract.
  3. Stir until well combined.

Syrup is definitely my favorite out of the four main food groups. ;) (Elf anyone?) Enjoy!


*Note - this is not real Maple Syrup. Just a cost efficient alternative.*

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  1. Hey do you know if there is a way to make it a light syrup?? Maybe with half sugar and a sugar substitute??

    1. I haven't ever tried it, but I imagine it would work just fine! I know that sugar subsitutes don't convert from regular sugar measurements teaspoon for teaspoon, so here's a site I found on how much sugar substitute to put in for however much sugar you're replacing: http://homecooking.about.com/library/weekly/bl010598b.htm. I hope that helps! I would love to hear how it turns out!! :)

  2. I live in Italy so I can't find maple syrup that easily! Thank you for the recipe! :)

  3. oh, this is so cool! i'd never thought of trying to make syrup in this way. such a good idea!

  4. Shut the front door! I can't wait to make my own. Thanks for sharing, love.


  5. I had no idea it was so easy - thanks for sharing!!

  6. Neat - assuming I can find pure maple extract, I might have to give this a try.

  7. Wow - That is like real maple syrup in reverse. I've used maple concentratefor frostings but never to make a syrup. My Dad makes maple syrup but he does it the old school way by tapping maple trees, collecting the sap, then boiling it forever to increase the sugar content. It takes forever! Growing up I never realized that there weren't the right kind of trees all over the world.

  8. Wow, who knew that homemade maple syrup was so simple to make. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. I will be giving it a try. ;o)

  9. Oh tasty! I didn't know it was so easy to make!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  10. This is so great. I am always running out of syrup. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this post. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  11. That's exactly the same syrup my dad made when I was growing up. But he only made it when we ran out of "regular" syrup, lol. It was nice to have a back up! Thanks for linking up at my party.

  12. Totally love this idea. No preservatives and stuff you can't pronounce! Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends this week! I hope to see you again Tuesday! :)

  13. Looks divine! You're making me hungry for pancakes. lol. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  14. I made an orange honey syrup, the other day, so I double appreciate another syrup recipe. This is being featured, this week.

    What about that guest post? Let me know if you are still interested. It would be fun to have you visit.

  15. I make syrup like this too! :D Hope your enjoying your holiday weekend!


  16. YUM! making this and the pumpkin pancakes!

  17. I've been making this for years, and just started experimenting with making it with less sugar. I tend to make a huge batch at once, then fill up two squeeze top water bottles with it in the fridge. Last time I made it, I used about 4 cups water and 6 cups sugar, and I could hardly tell the difference on pancakes.

  18. Seems an easy and interesting homemade recipe. I will try it for sure and I hope it will taste a little with this one: http://www.canadathestore.com/products/pure-canadian-maple-syrup-1l, which is my favorite from the market.
    I love to do sweets with this maple syrup and if it's made by me much better. Thank you for it!

  19. BTW, this is the exact same as my mom's recipe that I love, but she adds 1 tsp vanilla extract too. So good!


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