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. ๐Ÿ˜‰ (Elf anyone?) Enjoy!
*Note – this is not real Maple Syrup. Just a cost efficient alternative.*

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  1. says

    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.

  2. says

    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.

  3. says

    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

  4. says

    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.

  5. says

    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.

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