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Homemade Maple Syrup

Prep Time:

1 minute

Cook Time:

5 minutes





About the Recipe


  • 2 cups sugar (2 cups white, OR 1 cup white and 1 cup brown, OR 2 cups brown)

  • 1 cup water

  • ½-1 tabkespoon of maple flavoring – more or less to taste (I don’t measure)

  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup (do not measure this, just pour out a "glop") (optional)


Add all ingredients and stir periodically until it comes to a full boil. Serve on French toast, waffles, pancakes, or anything else that requires syrup.

My favorite combination is 1 cup white sugar and 1 cup brown sugar. The brown sugar just makes it have a little richer flavor. The real reason that I like that combination is so that I don’t forget the recipe; I just have to remember 1:1:1 (white, brown, water), flavoring and a glop – very simple.

The corn syrup is optional, but I add it because it is a science trick that won't allow the two different types of sugars to combine and crystalize. This is especially helpful if you have leftover syrup and store the excess for another day.

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