Homemade Maple Syrup

There’s nothing more that I enjoy more than a breakfast that I can top with syrup.

Exhibit A:

Holy Moly. I didn’t realize how much I like breakfast until I made this list.


You just can’t beat good old maple syrup…well, until you see the price. The pure maple syrup that we by is on average $20 per quart. With as much as we go through syrup, (yeah, we basically drink it) I was desperate to find a way to make my own, that is, without planting a tree and draining it, or whatever else they do to it to make it so delicious!

It’s just a simple little recipe, but the flavor is spectacular! I bought a whole thing of maple flavor for $4 at Whole Foods that’ll make TONS of batches of this homemade maple syrup. Can’t beat that when you’re on a budget!

Give it a try and let me know what you think!


Homemade Maple Syrup

from LifeHacker


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple flavor


  1. Bring all of the ingredients to a boil, continuing to boil until all of the sugar has melted, stirring throughout.
  2. Remove from heat and let come to room temperature.
  3. Pour into containers and store in the fridge for up to 3 months.


  1. Thanks for posting this! My Mom has told us before that Grandma used to make maple syrup when she was a child. With 10 kids to feed buying it was out of the question. She doesn’t have the recipe though so this is great. Thanks!

    1. I didn’t measure it…and we’ve managed to use it all within two weeks already! If I had to guess, I’d say about 2 cups of syrup. So yummy! Time to make another batch!

  2. Great!!! I’m making a new pancake recipe every weekend (last Sunday I made your sweet potato pancakes) and I ran out of maple syrup. I’ll buy maple flavor and make my homemade maple syrup (I also make my homemade buttermilk). 🙂

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