“Poor Man’s Syrup”
Homemade pancake syrup is fun to make with the grands…especially if it’s followed up with making pancakes! My son-in-law calls it “poor man’s syrup” and made it when batching with some friends, but still prefers it to most purchased syrups!
Making Homemade Pancake Syrup
Making syrup is inexpensive, easy and quick and only takes a few ingredients.
Let the grands measure out the brown and white sugars, and the water, placing them in a saucepan.
Bring the mixture to a simmer. Stir and keep on the heat until it simmers down to a bit thicker consistency. Of course, great care must be taken with kids around the stove.
Let the syrup cool down and then pour over a stack of pancakes sprinkled with some berries and nuts!
Funky Pancakes, Coming Up Next!
Next week we will have a creative twist for the pancakes themselves. Homemade pancake syrup and funky pancakes go together, wouldn’t you think?
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- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup white sugar
- ½ cup water
- Optional variations: 1 tsp vanilla and a pinch of salt, 1 tsp maple extract
- Mix the first three ingredients together in a small saucepan.
- Bring the mixture to a low simmer, stirring frequently to dissolve the sugar and keep it from burning.
- Let simmer for 3-5 minutes, or until the mixture has thickened slightly, then remove the pan from the heat.
- If you want to try one of the variations, stir them in now!
- Let the syrup cool, then use it generously to decorate a giant stack of pancakes or french toast!
- Keep the leftovers in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.