Easy Homemade Pancake Syrup

"Very simple - and much-preferred in our home over store-bought. This was shared by my Amish sister-in-law. Hard to beat - and you can flavor it as you wish!"
photo by Marsha D. photo by Marsha D.
photo by Marsha D.
photo by Laudee photo by Laudee
Ready In:




  • Boil sugars& water together.
  • Add corn syrup& flavorings, to taste.

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  1. This is delicious. I've been looking for a good recipe rather than the bland suggestion on my maple flavoring bottle. While good the first morning, it tasted even better the next day after it had time to chill and thicken. Very good stuff. The brown sugar makes it. Thanks.
  2. Another 5 star review for your wonderful pancake syrup! I used light brown sugar and light corn syrup as that is what I had on hand. I added approximately 1/2 tsp. of vanilla and 1/4 tsp. of maple flavoring. Mmmm, it's so good. It tastes a lot richer than the store bought stuff. After mine cooled I poured it into an empty Log Cabin bottle. I was confused whether I could store it in the pantry, or if it needed to go in the refrigerator, so I sought the opinion of several people, including the recipe submitter and my Mom. Everyone agreed that it would be safe in the pantry. Thanks again for your GREAT recipe!!
  3. Yummy recipe. I love this syrup ten times more than the store syrup. I used imitation vanilla because I ran out of the pure one I had. I also did not use maple flavering because I need to buy some. Even with those modificationa it was awesome. I will try it with all the recommended ingredients some time soon but for now the way I made it is wonderful and it's enough foe a few days later depending on your family size.
  4. Very good! Thanks
  5. Delicious!


  1. Yum, yum, yum! This recipe has been a much needed breakfast-saver for me twice now! Makes a bunch, so for DH and I it pour it from a sauce pan into a pyrex measuring cup, cover it with plastic wrap and it lasts us a few weeks worth of weekend breakfasts. I use the light Karo syrup and instead of vanilla flavoring I use butter flavoring...yum!
  2. Thanks for a great recipe, WJKing! Although I didn't have any maple flavoring (and used real vanilla instead of vanilla flavoring), my family loved it! I think we'll be making this way more often than buying something else!


Hello, and welcome to my recipe collection online! My full-time career is that of Realtor...I was born & raised in the Mennonite faith all of my life. My husband was raised in the Amish faith. Together we have a very rich food heritage from both of our parents- much of which has been passed down through the generations - and I'm happy to share some of these recipes here with you! (including canning & freezing recipes) Hope you enjoy them!
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