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Pancake Syrup from Scratch - How to Make Pancake Syrup

Knowing How to Make Pancake Syrup will come in handy when you've already promised pancakes to the kids but there's no maple syrup to be found in the pantry.  Pancake Syrup from Scratch is simple to make with just brown sugar, white sugar, water and maple extract (optional).
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade pancake syrup, how to make pancake syrup, old fashioned pancake syrup, pancake syrup from scratch, pancake syrup without corn syrup
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar granulated
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract (optional)

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, whisk together brown sugar, white sugar and water until sugar dissolves.
    Knowing How to Make Pancake Syrup will come in handy when you've already promised pancakes to the kids but there's no maple syrup to be found in the pantry.  Pancake Syrup from Scratch is simple to make with just brown sugar, white sugar, water and maple extract (optional).
  • Bring to a full rolling boil, continue to boil and stir often until the syrup is to your desired consistency.
    Boil approximately 5 minutes for a thin syrup or 10 minutes for a thicker syrup.
    Knowing How to Make Pancake Syrup will come in handy when you've already promised pancakes to the kids but there's no maple syrup to be found in the pantry.  Pancake Syrup from Scratch is simple to make with just brown sugar, white sugar, water and maple extract (optional).
  • Remove from heat and stir in maple extract (optional).
    Knowing How to Make Pancake Syrup will come in handy when you've already promised pancakes to the kids but there's no maple syrup to be found in the pantry.  Pancake Syrup from Scratch is simple to make with just brown sugar, white sugar, water and maple extract (optional).
  • Let cool slightly before serving.

Notes

  • Maple extract is optional.
  • For a thinner pancake syrup, boil at a rolling boil for approximately 5 minutes, and for a thicker, boil for approximately 10 minutes.
  • To test the thickness of the from scratch pancake syrup, coat a spoon and see how fast is rolls off of it.
  • This syrup is super hot right from the saucepan. Let it cool slightly before tasting or using on griddle cakes.
  • Use leftover griddle cake syrup as a sweetener for coffee or tea.
  • Love pancakes? Try these amazing old fashioned oatmeal pancakes