Real maple syrup is lovely, and I use if almost all the time. I cannot stand the storebought fake maple syrup junk, full of corn syrup and preservatives. So, if I find myself with some waffle batter going, and no real maple syrup on hand (like I did the other day), I whip up a batch of this syrup. It is super easy and cheap to make, as long as you can find maple flavoring.
Homemade "Maple" Syrup
adapted from Allrecipes
1 cup water
1 cup white sugar1 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon maple flavored extract
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Bring the water, white sugar, and brown sugar to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for about 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in the maple flavoring and vanilla extract. Serve warm or cold. Store extra in fridge.
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