Pure maple syrup is delicious and pricey. I like to have options. Whipped up this tasty and affordable substitute.
This recipe does not have corn syrup which is good news for individuals who cannot consume it for medical reasons.
Molasses thickens and adds delicious flavor. Adjust sugar to your liking (or use a sugar substitute).
What is Maple Syrup?
According to ParkersMaple.com, real maple syrup is a straight-from-nature product made with a super simple process. The sap is taken from a tapped maple tree and then boiled into a concentrated syrup. That simple!
Maple extract provides excellent flavoring in this recipe. Imitation maple flavoring will also work. It’s simply a matter of personal preference.
Maple extract is a natural ingredient taken from maple syrup.
Imitation maple flavor is manufactured by mixing natural and chemical ingredients to obtain maple flavor without getting it from a maple tree.
The natural process is more involved than the artificial process, which is why maple extract is more expensive than imitation maple flavor.
Homemade maple pancake syrup is superb drizzled on biscuits, cornbread, pancakes, fried fish, and/or fried chicken.