Brown Sugar Butter Syrup

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Brown sugar and butter simmer together and create a caramel toffee flavored homemade syrup like nothing you’ve ever tasted.

This sauce is no substitute for maple syrup, maple syrup is its own bit of wonderful that nothing can replace. Butter Sugar and Butter Homemade Syrup is awesome all by itself.

Brown Sugar Butter Syrup recipe

I drizzled this syrup over some Banana Nut Oatmeal last week and my boys liked it so much, they requested it on their oatmeal again the very next morning. I couldn’t resist making a batch of our favorite waffles for the last of the syrup.

This syrup is on par with our family’s beloved Waffle Sauce; it’s a completely different kind of deliciousness and I already love it. You’ll want to try this awesome Buttermilk Syrup as well for another terrific homemade syrup option.

When my friend Rebecca told me about her recipe for Brown Sugar Butter Pancake and Waffle Syrup, I was immediately taken back to childhood when my mom used to make a simple sugar homemade syrup for our pancakes. This version, oh Mom forgive me, this version puts that one to shame times about 1000.

This is one instance where butter not only makes it better, but it transforms the recipe into something that will take your breath away with its deliciousness.

Your kitchen will smell amazing and you might even be left without words to describe it.

Brown Sugar Butter Syrup recipe

How To Make Homemade Syrup

  1. Combine the sugar and water in a medium-size saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Lower the heat to medium and allow the mixture to boil for 4 minutes.
  2. Add the butter and stir until the butter has dissolved. Remove from the heat and add the extract if desired.
  3. Let the syrup cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a pitcher or jar for storage. Serve immediately or store tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to a month. Enjoy!

* To reheat, remove the lid and microwave in 15-second intervals, stirring in between until hot. Or place on a folded washcloth in a pan of water, bring to a simmer and using a hot pad, swirl the jar every so often until the syrup has warmed.

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Brown Sugar Butter Syrup for waffles or pancakes

Brown Sugar Butter Syrup

4.92 from 101 votes
Recipe adapted from and with thanks to Foodie with Family
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Servings: 12 servings

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon vanilla or maple extract

Instructions

  • Combine the sugar and water in a medium size saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Lower the heat to medium and allow the mixture to boil for 4 minutes. Add the butter and stir until the butter has dissolved. Remove from the heat and add the extract if desired.
  • Let the syrup cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a pitcher or jar for storage. Serve immediately or store tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to a month. Enjoy!
  • * To reheat, remove the lid and microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring in between until hot. Or place on a folded washcloth in a pan of water, bring to a simmer and using a hotpad, swirl the jar every so often until the syrup has warmed.

Nutrition

Calories: 207kcal · Carbohydrates: 36g · Protein: 1g · Fat: 8g · Saturated Fat: 5g · Cholesterol: 20mg · Sodium: 79mg · Potassium: 49mg · Sugar: 36g · Vitamin A: 236IU · Calcium: 33mg · Iron: 1mg
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Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Marie Gamalski says

    Love this… it’s simple and delicious. I know this is sacrilege but I’m the only human that doesn’t like the real stuff… I’ve spent 30$ on the GOOD stuff and I’m just not a fan. This is my go to. Thank you..5 stars

    • Crystal L CADIEUX says

      You’re not the only one, I’m not a fan of the real stuff either, I dunno why, I’ve even had it straight from the sugar shacks and still didn’t care for it…. Guess that’s two humans 🤣

  2. Heather says

    This was so easy and delicious! I realized in the middle of making waffles that we were out of syrup. I was able to make this quickly. My sons asked that our syrup be homemade from now on! Kid approved!!5 stars

  3. Megan Murdoch says

    Hey how do you store it. Like can you put it in the cabinet or do you store it in the fridge?

  4. Jonathan M says

    First time making homemade syrup. Very easy to do. I love the flavor, but it is a bit to strong on the butter flavor for us. Is the butter needed to set the syrup or just flavor. I think next time we’re gonna try to half the butter and see what happens. Great receipe.4 stars

  5. Jo-Gianna Hall says

    It was decent but it was a little grainy. Also, it started to solidify really quickly. Any tips for these issues?4 stars

  6. Jacob Merwin says

    I left my syrup out twice now, I simply wondered if it would be unhealthy to reheat it and use it? I realize that’s not orthodox, but I wanted to ask.

    I love this recipe, it’s better with expensive vanilla, and tastes better then any store bought syrup I’ve found. My step mom used to make it a bunch, so I enjoyed the nostalgia. Thank you for sharing!5 stars

    • Mary Younkin says

      Technically there are no ingredients here that are going to spoil when left out, Jacob. That said, I’m not a food safety expert. Personally, I would be okay reheating it and still using it. But I would definitely smell, taste, and visually check it. And keep it in the fridge in the future.

  7. Stephanie says

    Omg this was so delicious. You always want pancakes at midnight, but rarely have syrup. I added a dash of kosher salt along with salted butter and it was so freaking amazing, I will never buy pancake syrup again.5 stars

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