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Brown Sugar Syrup

Recipe Name: 
Brown Sugar Syrup

A sweet homemade maple or vanilla flavored syrup


~2 cups


1 cup (packed) brown sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon maple or vanilla flavoring
1 tablespoon butter*


1. Heat sugar, corn syrup, and water on low heat until dissolved.

2. Add flavoring and butter. Remove from heat. Serve hot or cold over pancakes, waffles, or cornbread.

Brown sugar syrup


Brown sugar syrup
Additional Notes: 

*If you need to store syrup for a long time, omit the butter. Syrup will store for a long time in the fridge.

If you would like to make syrup without using corn syrup, here are instructions for a variation without corn syrup:

1 pound brown sugar
1 1/4 cups water
1 teaspoon maple or vanilla flavoring
pinch of salt

Directions: Mix brown sugar and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add flavoring.

Preparation Time: 

5 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

I love this sweet homemade syrup! My mom always made this for pancakes when I was growing up. I know it's very sweet... so we don't make it very often... but it's sooooo yummy!! (We usually use fruit on our pancakes or waffles.) My rating: 10/10

Average vote based on 3 reviews.
out of 10
User Reviews
out of 10
Really Easy, really yummy!

Made this to go w/ the pumpkin spice yummy!

out of 10
Great Base Recipe

I have to admit up front that I altered the recipe because we didn't have maple flavoring. We used almond, and I'm actually glad we were out of maple. The basic recipe is so good that I think we will experiment some with flavorings we might not have otherwise. Thanks!

out of 10

This was really really REALLY good. A little went a long way. I definately see myself making granola with this syrup too.