January 9, 2011

The best pancakes I've ever had, and my attempt at syrup

Marshall and I bought this pancake mix a while ago and we finally tried to today. Marshall just got his wisdom teeth out so I've been trying to find food that are easy to eat and I thought pancakes would be a good treat.

I think pancakes are super unhealthy so these were for sure a good alternative. I almost felt healthy eating them! And you don't even notice the change in taste other then the lack of that doughy aftertaste you get from really sticky white flour foods.

I would for sure recommend this product! It's worth the money and I would definitely buy it again!

When I was in the middle of making the pancakes I realized that I had forgiven the syrup at my mother-in-laws place. What to do? I decided I'd give it a go making my own! Why not right? It couldn't be that hard right? It was super easy!

Syrup Recipe


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple flavored extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a saucepan, combine the white sugar, brown sugar and water. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 3 minutes. Stir in the maple extract and vanilla, and remove form the heat. Let cool, and serve at room temperature. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Be aware that it may crystallize a little if the container is not completely airtight.

And they turned out really really well too! I didn't have the maple extract but the syrup still tasted really good and I love that I know exactly what's in it too. Not at all healthy but at least it's lacking all those added in chemicals you'd see in the one you buy at the store!

I've shared this recipe at:
Monday Mmm...Desserts, Mangia Mondays, Made By You Mondays, Make a Food - E- Friend Monday 


  1. Where did you find that pancake mix? I can't have any gluten right now, so I would love a box like that!

  2. i think we got it in the states but I'm pretty sure you can get it at superstore. most superstores have a really great organic/natural section and they have heaps of gluten free stuff!

  3. Great syrup recipe, Amanda. I have to start making my own too. Thank you for sharing it at Joy of Desserts.

  4. What a beautiful blog! We use maple syrup quite a bit... thanks for linking this at Make a Food-"e"-Friend Monday. Have a great weekend.


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