We don’t have access to real maple syrup (well not that we can afford) so I just make my own. Yes, it is pretty much all sugar but so is store-bought this just doesn’t have all the extra nonsense in it. I make a large batch and keep it in the fridge the family and daycare kids love it. I store extra maple extract just for this.
MYO Pancake Syrup
1 cup granulated white sugar
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/8 tsp. salt
1 cup of water
1/2 tsp. maple flavoring or extract
Combine white and brown sugar in a saucepan. Add salt and water.
Bring mixture to a boil. Remove from heat. Add maple flavoring or extract, stirring to mix in.
Cool and serve. Keeps in the refrigerator in a tightly closed container for up to 6 months.
If you don’t want maple flavor, use pure vanilla or almond extract, strawberry, or whatever you want or don’t use any extract at all.