Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: Homemade Maple Syrup

Monday, March 18, 2013

Homemade Maple Syrup

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I am not sure if you know this about me yet, but I love pancakes....I mean I seriously love them.... Nothing is better than a hot stack of pancakes...warm butter melting...sweet syrup drizzled over all that goodness....I know I know....
you are probably sick of hearing about my obsession with them. They are my go to recipe, when I have no desire to  be in the kitchen cooking (it does happen I promise). They work for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (in my opinion at least). I know enough already...I should just admit I have a pancake addiction and move on right? Well guess what? I can't! My addiction has only gotten worse lately. I started making my own pancake syrups and I was downhill from there. I just tell myself that the syrups are healthier than store bought (which they are) and then I don't feel so bad for eating my weight in pancakes. It makes me feel a little better at least. We love strawberry syrup, and blackberry syrup, but our favorite has got to be the maple syrup. You seriously need to make some today. Once you go homemade and see how simple it is, you won't be able to do store bought again. Oh and the fact there are no added preservatives or high fructose corn syrup is a HUGE bonus. So declare today a pancake day folks! Eat as much as you want and relish in the sticky, buttery goodness that is a pancake breakfast/lunch/dinner :)

Maple Syrup

1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup water
1 tsp maple flavoring
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tbl butter

Bring sugars and water to a boil stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and add maple flavoring, vanilla, and butter, stirring to combine and to melt butter.

I store my leftover syrup in my fridge, in a mason jar. You can serve it cold or reheat in the microwave for 45 seconds. Warm syrup is just too good!

Print Recipe HERE
Here are some of my favorite Blissful and Domestic Pancake Recipes:

Oh and Cinnamon French Toast is awesome when drenched topped in this syrup :)

XO Danielle


  1. Maple syrup & pan cakes looks super delicious.....

  2. I love this idea!!! ~Kelly @

  3. Yum! I have been trying to go healthy on a little budget. I love your blog! And I might just have to make these!

  4. We are a major "Little House on the Prairie" family! We even have the cookbook :) Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  5. I'm a fairly new follower, but I have to tell you... stop being so awesome! I'm starting to feel bad. ;-) I am definitely making this syrup.

  6. I love pancakes too (I once read that they are actually healthier then giving kids a sugary cereal). I enjoyed seeing your recipe. My mom used to just take brown sugar and heat it up for our syrup. It is really neat to have a recipe like this, because it is easy to NOT have pancake syrup on hand. We loved brown sugar melted more than bought syrup (and I don't think my mom ever bought real maple syrup...I don't think our stores western pa., where I grew up... even sold that back then). I'm sure your recipe will taste better then plain brown sugar!

    1. "they are actually healthier then giving kids a sugary cereal," You are probably right about that! I'm sure it depends on how the pancakes are made (some people/factories use lots of sweetener and creepy junk), but I would bet you are right. The only person who has cereal in our house is daddy, lol!

  7. I'm right there with you... I even love eating pancake for supper! We've never made our own syrup though, it looks good!

  8. Danielle, I just love you!!! You have no idea what an inspiration you have been to me!!! Thanks for all you do and share!!!

  9. I, too, am a pancake fiend (although I try to limit my intake, I keep homemade from scratch pancakes in the freezer at all times for impromptu mommy treats hahaha), and I LOVED that book as a kid! I think the "Little House in the Big Woods" was the only book from the series I ever read though. I greatly look forward to exploring the ENTIRE series with my children.

  10. I usually make homemade syrup, but this recipe sounds interesting! I think I'm trying it next time. Does the sugar still crystalize after sitting a while with this recipe?

  11. Pancakes are also my go-to dinner (when the husband isn't home) and I am too tired to make anything else. I have never made our own syrup but one of our special splurge items is the Costco maple syrup. We also love making "berry sauce" from whatever berries we have on hand to top it all off. Delish! Now, I just have to convince my husband that pancakes are a totally acceptable dinner item :-)

  12. Could I use stevia rather than the sugar? Or does it have to be sugar?

    1. Not sure... I have never tried it, but why not. I mean they sell low sugar or sugar free syrup in the stores. I am sure they have to use some sort of substitution for the sugar. Try it. I would love to hear how it goes:>


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