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Homemade Pancake Syrup

Homemade Pancake Syrup

Jennie Duncan
This Homemade Pancake Syrup is a rich and thick and the perfect alternate to store bought syrup. It is easy to make and goes great with homemade pancakes.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Sauce, Syrup
Cuisine American, Breakfast
Servings 8
Calories 311 kcal


  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ teaspoon maple extract or vanilla extract


  • Place brown sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium/high heat.
  • Lower heat to medium/low and allow to boil for 4 minutes while whisking.
  • Next add in butter and stir until butter is melted. Remove from heat and mix in maple extract.
  • Allow syrup to set for 5 minutes to thicken slightly before serving.
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight jar or container.


Cooking Tip: It is essential not to overheat and burn the sugar. Even a small amount of overcooking the sugar will ruin the taste of the syrup.
Serving tip: It is best served a little warm. If it cools all the way, it will become very hard to pour out. 


Serving: 1ozCalories: 311kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 1gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 18mgPotassium: 77mgSugar: 53gVitamin A: 355IUCalcium: 50mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Homemade Pancake Syrup, Pancake Syrup
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