Homemade Breakfast Syrup Recipe

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My latest thrifty discovery is a recipe for homemade breakfast syrup.

A kind reader (thanks, Kim!) shared this frugal find:

50-cent Breakfast Syrup

2 C Sugar.
1 C water
1-2 T Corn Syrup (if you have it)
Pinch Salt
1/2 tsp. Adam’s Best Imitation Maple Flavor
  1. Bring the water, sugar, corn syrup (if using) and salt to a boil. Continue boiling for one minute.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Add extract, stir.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers.
*Makes about a pint of syrup. I think it costs about 50 cents, or at least it did six months ago when I priced it. The corn syrup raises the cost a bit, but it keeps the sugar from re-crystalizing, so it is worth it if you are going to store some for more than a week.

If your kids are picky eaters like mine, syrup is a must. Consider the ingredients in typical store-bought syrup:

Water, sorbitol, cellulose gum, natural and artificial flavors, salt, sucralose, sodium benzoate, phosphoric acid, acesulfame potassium… and the list goes on. Sounds appetizing, huh?

A bottle of Mrs. Butterworth’s averages $2.89 at the grocery store, so why not simply make your own? It’s not only frugal, but healthier too!


  1. Alyssa @ KeepingTheKingdomFirst says

    Wow, I started a whole syrup movement! Let’s put High Fructose corn syrup out of business!

  2. Anonymous says

    I have been making this for about 6 months and it tastes just like the best pancake syrup you could buy, cheap to make, I always have the ingredients on hand. Aldi’s has corn syrup cheap and it comes in a big jar, lasts a long time in the refrigerator. We got thru alot of syrup, 6 people eating it, so it was a blessing discovering this recipe, that way, I never run out.

  3. Janelle Burke says

    Oh THANK YOU THANK YOU! I am just starting out couponing and making things on my own. So far I have made bread, dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent successfully! This like an answer to prayers! :)

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