Pancake Syrup

The main reason I eat pancakes is so that I can have syrup.  Is there any other reason?

We always serve pancakes at our annual Breakfast with Santa.  Usually we have the choice of homemade jam, maple syrup or homemade cinnamon syrup.  This year I added a few more choices to the syrup menu.

Pancake Syrup

In addition to the hot chocolate bar we also had a syrup bar with four choices of syrup!  Of course there was the traditional maple syrup.

Cinnamon syrup, our family favorite is always popular.

Pancake Syrup

Pancake Syrup
  • 1 C sugar
  • ½ C light corn syrup
  • ¼ C water
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ C whipping cream
  1. In medium saucepan, stir all ingredients together EXCEPT cream
  2. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil 2 minutes
  3. Remove from heat, stir in cream
  4. Cool 30 minutes
  5. Syrup will thicken as it cools
  6. Serve warm

A recent new discovery and quickly becoming a family favorite is Coconut Syrup.  I don’t like coconut at all but this syrup is so yummy!  Trust me, even if you don’t like coconut you are going to like this syrup!!  Thanks to The Sister’s Cafe for introducing it to us!

Pancake Syrup

Pancake Syrup
  • 7-8 Tbsp butter
  • ¾ C buttermilk
  • 1 C sugar
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  1. Place butter, buttermilk and sugar in a pot
  2. With stove on medium stir until butter melts and sugar dissolves
  3. Bring to a boil and boil one minute
  4. Remove from heat and add baking soda and flavoring
  5. It will bubble up; just continue to stir and give it a few minutes for the 'fizz' to reduce before serving

For the third choice I wanted something with berries.  I did a little searching around and found this recipe for Merry Berry Raspberry Syrup over at Real Mom Kitchen.  I think the kid’s liked this one the best.  The recipe calls for raspberries and blueberries.  I only used raspberries because that’s what I had in my freezer but think it would be wonderful with blueberries too!

Pancake Syrup

Pancake Syrup
  • 1⅔ C water
  • ⅔ C sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. corn syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 3 oz. pkg. raspberry gelatin mix
  • 8 oz. frozen raspberries, thawed
  • 8 oz frozen blueberries, thawed
  1. Stir together water, sugar, corn syrup, and cornstarch in a 2 qt sauce pan
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens
  3. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in gelatin until dissolved
  4. Fold in raspberries and blueberries; gently stir
  5. Serve over pancakes or waffles

What is your favorite thing to put on pancakes??  Please leave a comment and let me know!

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. says

    These recipes look delicious LeighAnn! One of my favorite things to put on top of pancakes and waffles is Beet Syrup… Sounds strange, but it’s delicious! Especially handy for using up the leftover juice when putting up beets from your garden :) My dearest Mother in Law introduced me too it when I married her ‘baby’ boy and I’ve been hooked ever since.

  2. Nancy says

    A great addition to any holiday breakfast is ice cream on those pancakes or waffles! Soften vanilla ice cream and whip it up with your mixer so it is smooth. A big spoonful of ice cream topped off with any fruit syrup, jam or even chocolate with candy cane sprinkles is simply delicious. A few of our guests have been wary, but just have to try some as they watch everyone else enjoying it so much!

  3. Tamara says

    Since it seems like I am always counting calories, I usually put on some of my favorite low cal yogurt. Thanks for these fun ideas. The ice cream sounds yummy and I’d love the beet recipe.

  4. says

    Oh yum! I am so excited to see this! I just posted our favorite Gingerbread pancakes recipes and literally clicked to google reader to see this post on syrup :)
    I love your blog, a mutual friend, Amber, sent me the link and I’ve been reading it everyday since. Thanks for all of the super fun ideas! :)
    ~Jeannie in Texas

  5. Kelly says

    Wow, I guess I never really thought about putting anything on top of pancakes except good ol’ maple syrup and sprinkles. My girlys love putting liberal doses of sprinkles on their pancakes. What interesting ideas everyone has.

  6. Suzanne says

    Chokecherry syrup! My mom and dad pick the chokecherries every year, juice them and bottle the juice. Then you add some raspberry danish dessert and some sugar~it’s sooo good. My mom gave us a bottle to use for Christmas and I’m so excited to use it.

    The cinnamon syrup sounds yummy!

  7. julie says

    I love the syrups but also adding yummy stuff to the pancakes. Bananas, mangos, pumpkin and chocolate chips are some of our favs.

  8. says

    The main reason I eat pancakes is so I can have BACON – mmmm, bacon. And of course, both slatherd in syrup! But YES, that cinnamon syrup looks easy & yummy – I love syrup. Hubbs like jam, but I’ll have to make some of that for myself next time.

  9. Laura says

    OMGGGGG PANCAKES ARE A DELIGHTFUL WAY TO START OF THE DAY! They have some sugar & spice & everything nicee these are the ingridients to make a power puff girl :D!!!! Deliiiishhh!

  10. Katie Friend says

    Does the Cinnamon Syrup recipe yield 1 cup of syrup? How many would you say that serves? (I suppose it depends on just how much you pour on your stack….haha!) I use my cake pop iron with waffle batter to make waffle balls and think these would be divine for the dipping! Can’t wait to try them all…want to make enough for all of us though. 😉

    • says

      Yields more than a cup – probably about 1 1/2 cups. As far as how many that serves it totally depends on how much people use – alot or a little!
      Love the idea of waffle balls.


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