A lot changes while you turn vegan. Honey had a special place in my kitchen because of the number of advantages it offers. But, post turning vegan, I started looking for the alternatives. The closest alternative I found for honey was Maple syrup. I make it at home to have the taste we love to have. You can use this maple syrup in a number recipes including using it as syrup on your pancakes.
This pancake syrup contains low sugar and so has lower amount of calories. This is done by using powdered erythritol in place of sugar. You can have these basic pancakes with the maple syrup for snacks with your tea or coffee or have it at anytime of the day.
How to Prepare Vegan Pancake Syrup
You can prepare your pancake using the pancake mix. I oftenly use Bisquick Pancake mix or prepare a Buckwheat pancake and then pour this vegan maple syrup over those pancakes and enjoy the delight. This pancake syrup recipe is super easy to make with just 4 ingredients. This recipe is not only vegan, but also dairy-free and gluten-free. Let’s have a look at the recipe now.
- 1 Cup of Water
- ½ Cups of Brown Sugar
- ½ Cups of Normal Sugar
- ½ Tsp of Maple Extract
Step 1: Take a small-sized saucepan and let it heat up at medium flame
Step 2: Add water, brown sugar, normal sugar and maple syrup in the hot pan while keeping them in the medium flame level
Step 3: Now, let the syrup boil for some time
Step 4: As the syrup gets thick, take it out of the heat
You can pour the hot syrup on pancake or let it cool and then pour. It is your choice; some people like its hot version while some like warm or cold version of it. If your syrup has cooled down, but you want to have it hot, then you can simply keep it in the microwave for a few minutes and let it heat up. You should not reheat it on the stove as that will make the syrup extra sugary and sweet which might not taste well.
From 1 Tsp of this maple syrup, you get approximately 25 Kcal, no fats or cholesterol, Carbohydrates around 8 grams and sugar in the body, around 8 grams. Maple syrup makes your life easier while you turn vegan and crave for various snacks. I pour my maple syrup over my waffles, cooked sweet potatos, ice creams, date pudding, cupcakes, hot cereal, salad dressings, cooked vegetables and many more.
I find maple syrup as the closest, low-fat, low calorie and vegan substitute to honey. You might find a number of maple syrup brands in the market. But, they might not be as healthy as the one you prepare at home with the above recipe. You can use maple syrup along with vegan custard for a number of vegan dessert recipes.