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Making your own maple syrup is much easier than you might think. With this recipe, you can enjoy the taste of fresh, homemade maple syrup any time you like – without spending a fortune at the store. So why not give it a try? Your whole family will love the sweet, delicious flavor of this breakfast staple item.
An excellent way to save money is to cut out some expensive things that we typically buy. In my family, we like waffles, pancakes, and french toast and these are great inexpensive meals paired with eggs. They all also require one thing, Syrup. Even the store brand will cost almost $2.00 (or more!) if I can't find it on sale.
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We go thru about 3 bottles a month ( I have 4 kids, and my husband will eat for 3). So on the high side, we spend about $72 a year on syrup that's if I don't buy it on sale with a coupon to make it cheaper than the store brand, and you bet I do quite a bit!
So we decided to start making our own. We began by saving a few syrup bottles to reuse when we made our own. Then we started trying out a few recipes, here is the one my family likes most, I had all these ingredients in the house for other things I make, so it was like getting free syrup.
Does Maple Syrup need to be refrigerated?
Before the bottle or jar is opened maple syrup can sit shelf-stable for up to 4 years. However, once opened, it is best to store maple syrup in the refrigerator to avoid any mold from growing.
What you need to make Homemade Maple Syrup
1/2 C. white sugar
1 1/2 C. homemade brown sugar
1 1/2 C. water
3/4 C. light corn syrup
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. maple flavoring (optional)
How to make Maple Syrup
Combine the sugars, water, and corn syrup in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
Boil until mixture thickens slightly, about 10 minutes.
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Cool completely before pouring into a bottle or jar.
Food Storage Options
- 1/2 C. white sugar
- 1 1/2 C. brown sugar
- 1 1/2 C. water
- 3/4 C. light corn syrup
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp. maple extract, optional
- 1 tsp Salt
- Combine the sugars, water, and corn syrup in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
- Boil until mixture thickens slightly, about 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat then stir in salt and vanilla, and if using, the maple extract.
- Cool completely before pouring into a bottle or jar. This syrup doesn't need to be refrigerated.
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Serving Size1 grams
Amount Per Serving Unsaturated Fat 0g
Maple syrup is a delicious, sweet topping for so many foods. It’s also really easy to make at home with just a few ingredients. Have you tried making your own? What’s your favorite recipe? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below!