I am not a maple syrup lover, but was leary about using imitation maple "flavor". I cut the recipe in half and that was good, bcz it really does foam up a lot! I used butter (when I usu. use marg.) bcz I can control the amount of syrup I use. This was quite good. Just the right amount of maple flavor and very buttery tasting. Now I have a syrup to use on my pancakes.