Easy Homemade Maple Syrup Recipe

Homemade Maple Syrup
At my place there are a lot of nights where breakfast becomes dinner. Between having breakfast for breakfast, and breakfast for dinner, we tend to go through a lot of maple syrup. I wanted to try out a homemade syrup recipe, just a basic Maple to start. It turned out great and it was very simple to make. I’m willing to bet that some of you have the majority of the ingredients in your pantry like I did.

No candy thermometers necessary, just stir continuously and pay attention to how it looks while it is boiling and it is as simple as that. It is cheap to make and you know exactly what ingredients are going into it. It is thinner than commercial syrups because it doesn’t have corn syrup, but that is a good thing.

This recipe lends itself well to adding other flavorings, like raspberry or orange extracts. Ready for the recipe?

Note: If you would like to reduce the sugar, cut the regular and brown sugar amounts in half. I haven’t tried this so proceed at your own risk.

Easy Homemade Maple Syrup

Yield: 1 1/2 cups

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 15 mins


1 c. water
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. maple extract or Mapleine Imitation Flavoring


1. Bring the water and sugars to a slow boil in a saucepan over low heat, stirring continuously.

2. Take it off the heat before it comes to a rolling boil.

3. Stir in maple extract and let cool.

4. Transfer to a container and store in the fridge.

Adapted from The Frugal Girls