Recipes For My Boys: maple syrup
Showing posts with label maple syrup. Show all posts
Showing posts with label maple syrup. Show all posts

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sweet and Crunchy Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes for breakfast you may ask?  There isn't any reason not to eat them, right?  We eat them baked, sliced and roasted and boiled.  Whole, sliced or mashed we love them. They are healthy and taste great just as they are.  When topped with homemade granola and homemade maple syrup, they are wonderful! .  Eat them for breakfast, a side or even dessert.  These are perfect sliced, mashed or whole.  Cut down the middle lengthwise of whole sweet potatoes,  push the two sides together, top with granola and drizzle with syrup and/or melted butter/margarine.  Boil, drain , mash and top.  Any way you make them, top with granola and maple syrup and you have a new fav!


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

DIY Homemade Maple Syrup

I don't know about y'all but we go through a lot of syrup in our house.  I got tired of buying it all the time and decided to make my own.  You control the strength of flavor, the add ins and type/amount of sweetener you use.  It's so easy and inexpensive p to do.   Keep it in an old syrup bottle or dispenser for convenience and nobody is the wiser.  ~wink~

DIY Homemade Maple Syrup

1/2 cup water, boiling
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon maple extract or imitation maple 
kosher salt, just a pinch, optional
1/8 to 1/4  teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste, optional


In a microwave proof large bowl or large cup, you need room for water to boil, stir sugar into heat water and heat to a boil, 2 to 3 minutes, more or less.  Checking after one minute then every 30 seconds to be certain it doesn't boil over. Carefully take out of microwave and stir.  If the sugar isn't dissolved, put back in microwave 30 seconds at the time.  Stir in maple extract and cinnamon, if you want it.  
Alternately, stir sugar into water and heat to a boil.  Cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved.  Take off heat and add maple extract and cinnamon, if using.
NOTE
I made this again before starting my pancake using 1/2 cup water, 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon maple extract, a bit of cinnamon, ginger and pinch of salt.   I kept it at a simmer while the pancakes were cooking.  It reduced a bit and was great.  Served it over Pumpkin Pancakes and my oldest said it was an explosion of yumminess in his mouth.



Saturday, August 13, 2011

Fluffy Pancakes

It's the weekend, Yay!  Time for pancakes to be made and if any are left, frozen for a quick breakfast during the week.  My Boys just love pancakes and put everything on them they can find.  Today they put Peanut Butter Maple Syrup and Bananas on top.  YUM!

Fluffy Pancakes

2 cups Self Rising Flour
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 Buttermilk
I didn't have buttermilk so I added 1 1/2 tablespoons vinegar to the milk and let it sit for 5 minutes
2 Tablespoons Butter, or Margarine, Melted
2 Eggs, beaten

Add vinegar to whole milk if you don't have buttermilk, and let sit
Melt butter or margarine and let cool
Mix dry ingredients
Add beaten eggs, 1 1/4 cup milk (add the rest of the milk if needed after stirring) and cooled melted butter to dry ingrediensts.  Stir only to mix, do not over stir.  Let sit for 10 minutes or more.

Heat lightly oiled skillet to medium.  It is ready for pancakes when a drop of water dances in it. 
Add 1/4 cup (I used an ice cream scoop) pancake mix.  When bubbles pop, making little holes, pancakes are ready to turn over.  Cook until brown.  I cook mine on a lower temperature so they don't brown too fast.

Peanut Butter Maple Syrup

4 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Maple Syrup
Mix well.  Can heat on low temperature. 


Top Pancakes with Bananas and Peanut Butter Maple Syrup drizzled over the top. 







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