My husband uses, what seems like, half a bottle of syrup every time he eats waffles or pancakes. It drives me nuts because no more than I buy a bottle it seems like it's empty and back on the grocery list. When I started once a month shopping the first of November I decided to buy one last bottle of store bought then follow the recipe for homemade pancake syrup I found here. I love the Blissful and Domestic blog and I'm so happy she posted this recipe.
I've never thought about making pancake syrup before, I didn't know there were even recipes out there for it, and I have to admit I was skeptical. I thought if it tasted that good and was super easy to make then why wasn't everyone making it and why hadn't I seen it on some episode on the Food Network. Well I have no answers for why no one on Food Network is making it and none for why the whole world hasn't gone homemade with their syrup, but I am now a homemade syrup maker.
This recipe really does taste like store bought syrup. I think it might be a little thinner in consistency but I made waffles for my mother-in-law and husband and neither of them seemed to notice it being thinner. They both commented on how delicious it tasted and that is a win for me.
I love knowing I don't have to forgo eating my homemade waffles when the syrup runs out. I love knowing I have all the ingredients to make more on a moments notice. This is why I love things homemade from scratch.
For convenience I used the old bottle of syrup we used up to store my homemade syrup in the fridge. I used a small funnel so I wouldn't waste any dripping down the sides and now I only wish I had made a double batch!