Perfect Pancake Syrup from Scratch

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1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white granulated sugar

1 cup water

1/4 cup corn syrup

1 tsp maple flavoring


  1. Gather all the ingredients listed above. Having everything prepared and measured out beforehand will make the cooking process smoother.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the brown sugar, white granulated sugar, water, and corn syrup. The combination of brown and white sugar will give the syrup a rich and caramel-like flavor.
  3. Place the saucepan over medium-high heat and cook for about 6-8 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent the syrup from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  4. As the syrup boils, it will gradually thicken and will further thicken as it cools.
  5. After the syrup has cooked, remove the saucepan from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
  6. Once the syrup has cooled slightly, add the maple flavoring. This step will give your homemade syrup that classic maple syrup taste.
  7. Stir the syrup well to ensure the maple flavoring is evenly distributed throughout.
  8. Allow the syrup to cool completely in the saucepan. During this time, it will continue to thicken. Be patient as this cooling process is crucial for achieving the perfect pancake syrup consistency.
  9. Once the syrup has reached room temperature, it's time to transfer it to a bottle or airtight container for storage. Choose a container that is easy to pour from and will preserve the syrup's freshness.
  10. Pour the syrup into the chosen container carefully, using a funnel if necessary to avoid any spills. Seal the container tightly to maintain the syrup's flavor and prevent any contamination.
  11. Label the container with the date of preparation, as homemade syrup is best consumed within a reasonable time frame, typically within a month.

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