Maple Syrup Recipe


Yes, folks, that’s right. There is an actual recipe for syrup. I know, I couldn’t beleieve it either. Sometimes I just don’t stop to look beyond the grocery aisle in considering HOW my food got to me. Nevertheless, here I am. I just got the More-with-Less cookbook written by Doris Janzen Longacre. It was all together $8 at and let me tell you, this book is INCREDIBLE!!! There are recipes for whole food everything. Recipes for syrup, baking soda, lentil stew (so, so yummy!), cookies, and even play-dough. It is full of recipes from Mennonite families – people who know how to live on a budget and use it all up. Get this book!

On page 77 there is a recipe for all kinds of syrup, I chose the plain jane pancake syrup recipe. It was fast, easy, delicious. My toddler, husband, and I all loved it. My only tip – um, hello, don’t pour the steaming hot liquid into the used pancake syrup container you bought at the store until it’s cooled down. Duh…

Here it is:

1 3/4 cup white sugar

1/4 cup brn. sugar

1 cup water.

Heat, boil, cover for a minute, and cool slightly.

Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup flavoring (found in beloved Target spices aisle)

Cover saucepan for a few minutes as syrup cooks to melt down crystals; helps prevent syrup from crystalizing later on in storage.

I serve it hot – so much better that way!