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This is probably the third or fourth time that I have made my own syrup because I forgot to put it on the grocery list. It’s not very often that I make pancakes or French toast, but I like to surprise my family every now and then. Having to make my own syrup is a bit of a blessing in disguise, though, because it gets better whenever I make it.
All you need on hand is some brown sugar, water, two tablespoons of butter, some white sugar, and one teaspoon of maple flavoring or vanilla extract. Put the brown sugar, white sugar and water in a saucepan on the stovetop on medium heat whisking constantly. Bring that mixture to a boil. Let it boil for five minutes, stirring constantly. Your syrup is ready when you put a spoon in the mixture and the liquid sticks to the spoon. Remove from heat. Add the butter, maple flavoring and some nuts of your choice. The syrup will thicken as it cools.
You will see a difference in this syrup compared to store-bought syrup. It has a great flavor to it, and I hope that you enjoy it. It puts an aroma in your house too which will create nice warm memories for you and your loved ones to enjoy.

This is the sugar and water mixture in the saucepan

Stir Constantly while you are waiting for it to start boiling

Let boil for 5 minutes

This is how you know it’s syrup now.

Add butter

add maple flavoring

Add nuts

Syrup can be saved in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks.  Serve over Ice Cream too!  So Good!

Also, visit my post about my Pumpkin Spiced French Toast.  It’s sure to please your crowd.


Maple Nut Syrup

Homemade Maple Syrup from scratch
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Breakfast, Syrup, Topping
Cuisine: American
Keyword: French Toast, Maple, Pancakes, Syrup
Cost: 5


  • liquid measuring cup, measuring spoons, sauce pan


  • 1 1/2 Cups Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup White sugar
  • 1 tsp maple flavoring
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


  • Combine the sugard and water in a saucepan and turn on medium heat. Bring that mixture to a boil stirring constantly. Let mixture boil for 5 minutes stirring constantly. When mixture sticks to spoon it is ready. Remove from heat and add butter, maple flavoring, and nuts. Let cool. Mixture will thicken as it cools. Enjoy!


Homemade Maple Nut Syrup