8 Recipes For Homemade Pancake Syrup

A pancake syrup can be homemade! By definition, a syrup is a condiment that is a thick, viscous liquid consisting primarily of a solution of sugar in water, containing a large number of dissolved sugars but showing little tendency to deposit crystals. Its consistency is similar to that of molasses.

The syrup is a condiment that we can not skip adding to our breakfast meal, especially when pancakes are on the menu. It is our favourite topping on pancakes, crepes, french toast, waffles. And what is not to like?

Nowadays, there is a large variety of syrups on the market. The pancake syrup you’ve been buying at the grocery store is not a big deal. Pancake syrup is made with corn syrup and artificial maple extract. If you look at the back of a pancake syrup bottle, you’ll likely find corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup listed as the first two ingredients. Other ingredients include caramel colour and natural and artificial flavours.

Therefore, if you are buying syrup from your grocery store, go for pure maple syrup. The biggest difference between pure maple syrup and pancake syrup is the list of ingredients. Pure maple syrup is simply maple tree sap that’s been boiled down to a thicker consistency. That’s it. Just one ingredient.

Syrups can be made by dissolving sugar in water or by reducing naturally sweet juices such as cane juice, sorghum juice, maple sap or agave nectar. Corn syrup is made from corn starch using an enzymatic process that converts it to sugars.

Have you ever made a homemade syrup and served your family making them delicious pancake haven?

We highly recommend you to try these easy, quick and of course, delicious syrups that will take no time.

Homemade Maple Syrup

homemade maple syrup

Recipe via iheartnaptime.net

Thick and smooth maple syrup with a rich maple flavour. This homemade syrup is super simple and tastes amazing on so many different breakfast recipes. Made with only 5 ingredients and is ready in under 30 minutes. Combining its ingredients in a pan until boiling, the secret is the stirring, do not stop stirring! The texture of this syrup is so smooth and it has a deep rich flavour. Just how a real syrup should taste like!

To store the syrup, let cool completely then add to a mason jar. It will keep for about 1 to 2 months if stored in a covered jar in the refrigerator. How easy it that!

Brown Sugar Butter Syrup

brown sugar butter syrup

Recipe via barefeetinthekitchen.com

Brown sugar and butter simmer together and create a caramel toffee flavoured homemade syrup like nothing you have ever tasted. Do not get confused, this sauce is no substitute for maple syrup but for sure tastes as good. Butter the food, butter the mood, well, this is one instance where butter not only makes it better, but it transforms the recipe into something that will take your breath away with its deliciousness. Even your kitchen will smell amazing. Next time you are up to pancakes, try it out. Plus it will not cost your pocket at all.

Homemade Pancake Syrup

homemade pancake syrup

Recipe via tastesbetterfromscratch.com

This Homemade Pancake Syrup made with buttermilk is an easy recipe that takes just 10 minutes to make. Seriously, you might have difficulties choosing from the recipes we recommend here. It tastes exactly like a decadent cinnamon roll fresh from the oven, slathered with a cream cheese frosting. It’s easy to make and you can just store it in the fridge. But be careful, because you will never be able to look at that plain old maple syrup from the store the same way ever again.

You can store your pancake syrup in the refrigerator for up to 1 month. It has the potential to last longer but the shelf life of syrup depends on a variety of factors.

Vanilla Bubble Syrup

vanilla bubble syrup for pancakes

Recipe via cookingwithkarli.com

Vanilla Bubble Syrup is simple to make. This hot vanilla syrup is made in minutes with a handful of ingredients. Perfect for pancakes, French toast or waffles! Due to the buttermilk and baking soda, you are literally eating foamy bubble syrup! A perfect ‘creamy’ topping for your morning feast. Pour those bubbles over your favourite pancakes and you are left to enjoy. Click on the link to see step by step instructions.

Caramel Pancake Syrup

caramel pancake syrup

Recipe via allrecipes.com

Another easy 10 minutes recipe that melts in your mouth. The perfect compliment for your pancakes with only 3 ingredients. Yes, 3! All you require is corn syrup, whipping cream and brown sugar. Boom you have got yourself a syrup. Do not look at the nutrition facts, cause no syrup will make you feel better; but ever now and then treat yourself and your family to a good pancake start of the day.

Toffee Sauce

toffee sauce for pancakes

Recipe via eatlittlebird.com

Most probably one of the recipes everyone should have up their sleeves. This delicious Toffee Sauce goes beautifully not only with pancakes, but ice cream too. Watch on the golden syrup because it has a distinct taste which, to be honest, is hard to substitute. However, another common substitute can be light corn syrup. As with any other syrup keep any leftover sauce in the fridge in a glass jar. This famous topping is married to the famous Sticky Toffee Pudding dessert.

Homemade Blueberry Pancake Syrup

Homemade Blueberry Pancake Syrup

Recipe via countrycleaver.com

Let us try something fruity this time. The popular French breakfast – bread, butter and jam, maybe can be overtaken by this syrup!? Let us know if you agree.

Use fresh or frozen berries for this syrup. It is a tough competition in the end. This recipe is totally different from the others, not only by taste – fruity, but it takes longer to prepare, about an hour or more. However, not only will you get homemade blueberry pancake syrup out of this, but the leftovers from the blueberries can be made into blueberry butter. So what are you waiting for?

Pumpkin Pancake Syrup 

pumpkin pancake syrup

Recipe via peelwithzeal.com

This delightful pumpkin syrup recipe is pancake syrup meets pumpkin spice syrup, but with real pumpkin and no chemicals. Bring the gingerbread taste and smell to your house. It is gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan making it an all-around crowd-pleaser. A total must-have during the autumn season. A simple pumpkin recipe that can be whipped up in 5 minutes and can be stored in the fridge for 10 to 14 days. If it lasts that long! It has a delightfully creamy texture that you will want to eat with a spoon.

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21 thoughts on “8 Recipes For Homemade Pancake Syrup”

  1. I made my own maple syrup the whole time my kids were growning up! Just kept refilling a store bought bottle! My recipe was different than this one. Less ingredients.

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  5. Jon and Mike, maple extract is found in the spice/baking aisle of your supermarket. It is not the same as syrup.

  6. IMHO, Bourbon would be a superior preservative over vodka. Or if one wanted to flavor the syrup, a flavored whiskey or liquor (like chambord) might be nice.

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  8. does this get stored in the fridge or at room temperature. my instinct tells me to put it in the fridge even though i don’t put store-bought in the fridge, but i i just want to be sure.

  9. Great Idea!!
    I found a similar product at Trader Joes.. “Short Stack Pancake Syrup”.. Tastes great, and had basically the same ingredients.. it was about $2.50 a bottle!
    Keep the ideas coming!

  10. Hi ! I just wanted to tell you I just made your syrup EXCEPT I omitted the vodka. I just made 1/4 of the recipe as 3 cups, even 1.5 cups is too much for the two of us. WOW !! It smells and tastes absolutely amazing !! I will never buy syrup EVER. I always have these ingredients in my cupboards and it didnt take no more than 10 minutes to get it togeather and make !! Thanks sooooooo much ! I cant wait for my pancakes tomorrow morning LOL !!

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  12. my mom made pancake syrup with nothing but brown sugar and water and Watkins maple flavoring for all 10 of us kids growing up!!

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