Better Than Storebought Syrup

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I can’t stand storebought syrup.  Real maple syrup is great and al as a flavoring, but I don’t like using it on my waffles.  This is the stuff.  It’s easy, it’s cheap, it’s long-term food-storage ready/shelf stable and takes up little room to store… it’s great.

No matter how much you’re making, the ratio is the same:

1 c water: 1 c white sugar: 1 c brown sugar: 1 tsp maple flavor


*1 c water
*1 c white granulated sugar
*1 c brown sugar (I like light brown, but dark works too)
*1 tsp maple flavor


  • Boil the water, on a stovetop or in the microwave.  I like the stovetop better, since with my appliances it’s easier to get a rolling boil going on the stove than in my dying microwave.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, dump the sugars and maple flavoring.
  • When the water’s at a rolling boil, pour it over the sugars and flavoring, then quickly stir until the sugar is dissolved.  You’ll probably have some that doesn’t get dissolved, but that’s okay.
  • Using a funnel, pour the syrup into your container of choice, leaving the sugary sediment in the bowl as much as possible, if there is any.  And hey presto, you’re done!  You can serve it hot or cold.
  • Store in the fridge for… I don’t know how long it keeps since we always use it quickly.

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