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Homemade syrup in a gravy boat with french toast and fruit in the background.
Homemade Pancake Syrup
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Homemade Pancake Syrup made with buttermilk and brown sugar is an easy recipe that takes just 10 minutes to make.  After you know how to make syrup, you'll never buy it again.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30
Calories: 59 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  1. Start by melting the butter in a large saucepan.  (Make sure your saucepan is large because the sugar will foam and rise significantly once you add the baking soda).

  2. Add the sugar, buttermilk, vanilla, and cinnamon and whisk to combine.

  3. Bring the mixture to a boil, and once boiling turn it down to simmer for 2 minutes while whisking constantly.

  4. Add the baking soda and cook for 30 more seconds, whisking constantly. (This is where you fill notice the syrup foam and rise).

  5. Remove the syrup from the heat and allow to rest for a couple minutes before serving. Serve homemade syrup warm of store it in the refrigerator.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from The Stay at Home Chef.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Pancake Syrup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 59 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 53mg 2%
Potassium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Sugars 7g
Vitamin A 2.2%
Calcium 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.