Monday, April 4, 2011

Super Easy Homemade Syrup

I shared here about my quest to shorten my grocery list by making more things from scratch and I have something new I'm making from scratch.

Well, technically it's not new because I've been making it for months and completely holding out on you guys by not sharing this sooner because it is by far the easiest thing I make from scratch.

Maple Syrup!

We eat pancakes and waffles fairly often around here and my husband and kids also like maple syrup on cornbread so I was buying the Aunt Jemima Syrup quite a bit. Until one day we ran out but I'd already made pancakes, so in a panic I searched for a homemade syrup recipe and found one that can easily be made with three (Yes, count them up 3! And 1 of the items is water!) items you likely already have in your home!

I love it, my kids love it, it is so easy to make, and syrup is FOREVER crossed off my grocery list!!

Here's the link to the recipe.

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  1. I make a syrup pretty similar to that, but it uses milk & coconut extract. Try it sometime!

    1 cup sugar
    1/2 cup milk
    cap of coconut extract
    heat to boiling, stir frequently

    Tastes heavenly on waffles with peanut butter or fresh fruit. Refrigerate leftovers.

  2. Love this recipe - you can bet I'll be making it!


  3. This is really interesting. My son was asking if we could tap our (baby) sugar maple the way Laura did, and make our own maple syrup. Maybe we'll try this!

  4. I grew up with my mom making this same syrup! When I finally decided to quit wasting money on things that I knew I could make, I started making it. Now my kids won't eat store bought and my friends ask what kind of syrup I buy because their kids liked it when they were here. It's so inexpensive and so good! I even make flavored syrups for coffee- peppermint, almond, vanilla, you get the idea.


I'd love to hear what you think!