Whole grain pancakes are a staple in our house, we eat them at-least weekly. Most of the time we just use eat them with homemade imitation maple syrup. Making your own imitation maple syrup is easy, cheap, and syrup tastes great when it is warm off the stove. The recipe below works great with or without the salt and molasses, so try both ways and use the version that you like. Not all people like the taste of molasses but I like a little bit of it in recipes.
- 2 cups White Sugar
- 1 cup Water
- ⅛ teaspoon Salt (optional)
- 2 teaspoons Molasses (optional)
- ½ teaspoon Maple Extract (or Imitation Maple Flavoring)
- Heat water to a roaring boil in a saucepan over high heat.
- Add sugar, salt, molasses, and molasses to the boiling water and whisk together till it starts to boil a little again.
- Once a boil has been reached, remove saucepan from heat.
- Let syrup cool a few minutes before serving.