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Cheater Pancake Syrup
June 20, 2011

This recipe was a lifesaver this morning as I realized at the last minute that I was out of syrup for my kids' pancakes. This made enough to fill just over half of a plastic syrup bottle. To get the butter flavored taste that my kids and husband like, I added a teaspoon of butter flavoring. I also upped the maple flavoring to a full teaspoon. Don't go into this recipe expecting real maple syrup. That's not what this is. My mom made this same recipe for us when we were kids only because she didn't want to pay for processed maple syrup AND we'll, the homemade syrup just tastes better. It's not the real deal, but if you need a maple syrup in a pinch, this works just fine. NOTE: Because I've made homemade pancake syrup before, I suggest you cook this recipe a little longer to thicken it up a bit. Three minutes is not enough for me, just under ten minutes was just right for me.

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