Cheater Pancake Syrup


This was the DIY pancake syrup I grew up with. It tastes fabulous without all the extra work of getting real tapped maple syrup. It's also a cheaper way to have syrup, as these are things I always have in my cupboard.

syrup in small jar with pancakes
Cook Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
6 mins
3 cups


  • 2 cups white sugar

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 1 cup water

  • ½ teaspoon maple flavored extract

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a saucepan, combine white sugar, brown sugar, and water. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 3 minutes.

  2. Stir in maple extract and vanilla, and remove form the heat. Let cool.

  3. Serve at room temperature. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. (It may crystallize a little if the container is not completely airtight.)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

77 Calories
20g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 77
% Daily Value *
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Total Sugars 20g
Calcium 3mg 0%
Potassium 5mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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