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A jar of homemade maple syrup in front of a stack of pancakes and softened butter

Homemade Maple Syrup

This homemade maple syrup is way better than the store-bought stuff and is perfect over pancakes or waffles. Only 4 ingredients!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Maple Syrup
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 20 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 32 servings
Calories 51kcal
Author Erica Walker



  • Combine brown sugar, sugar, and water in a heavy saucepan.
    Brown sugar and sugar in a saucepan to make syrup
  • Heat over meadium-high heat, stirring often, until sugars dissolve and mixture begins to boil.
    Syrup made with brown sugar, water, and maple extract simmering in a saucepan
  • Reduce heat to low and add imitation maple extract. Simmer for 2-3 more minutes, stirring constantly.
    Maple extract being poured into a sauce pan with homemade maple syrup
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool 20 minutes or until thickened into a syrup texture.
    Brown sugar, sugar, maple extract and water that has been simmered in a saucepan to make maple syrup
  • Pour over pancakes, waffles, or French toast.
    Homemade maple syrup being poured from a lidded syrup jar


Calories: 51kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 14mg | Sugar: 13g | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg