October 2, 2013

Homemade Maple Syrup

I was hoping to have a fun Halloween recipe for today, but it didn't quite happen.  We're headed to my parents this weekend which always means lots of cooking, so I'll make a bunch of Halloween recipes to have for the rest of the month.

Homemade Maple Syrup from Blissful Roots

In the meantime, I have a simple recipe that gets used at our house just about every week.  Our weekday breakfasts don't vary too much- cereal, toast, and yogurt.  When the weekend comes, waffles are always on the menu. For some reason pancakes just aren't my thing, but I could eat waffles a lot more often than I should.

Growing up, whenever my mom made waffles she would always make homemade syrup to go with them.  It's just like homemade jam, once you've had it it's almost impossible to go back to store-bought.  Maybe you make your own syrup, and I know my in-law's always bring back real, real syrup from their visits to Vermont, but this is what we love at our house.  

I'm pretty sure this recipe comes from the back of the McCormick Mapleine box, but I usually buy the Kroger brand of maple, and there's no recipe on it.  This is how my mom has always done it.

This syrup isn't as thick as store-bought syrup (which actually, is one of the reasons I like it so much), and the flavor wins by a landslide.  Yes, the sugar content is a bit through the roof, but it's syrup and it's why we love it so much, right?  Our favorite way to use this syrup is on banana waffles.  I'll have to share that recipe soon.

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing this, I have been wanting a good homemade syrup recipe forever! Have fun with your family this weekend :)

    1. Thanks so much MamaJB! I hope you like this as much as we do. I promise you won't want store-bought syrup again. Have a wonderful day!

  2. I'll have add maple flavoring to my shopping list. Thanks for sharing, Brooke!

    1. So glad to hear it, Marianne. Let me know how it turns out. Have a great evening!

  3. Oh, yummy! We love our maple syrup! Please join TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS, my weekly linking going on now and share the sticky goodness!

  4. YUM Brooke- LOVE the idea of making my own.

    1. Hey, Gina! I have learned I love making my own of just about everything. It is a bit more work, but the taste always makes it completely worth it. Thanks so much for visiting! Have a great day!

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