New Video: Buttermilk Syrup an Economical Alternative to Maple Syrup

I originally shared a  family favorite for Buttermilk Syrup in April of 2010. We love this syrup. With the recent price hike of maple syrup this is a wonderfully tasty alternative.   My daughter, Kiki, helped me create a You Tube video where we demonstrate this yummy syrup.

We love this syrup on German Pancakes,  Sourdough Pancakes or Waffles, grain-free pancakes or waffles, and even as a topping for ice cream.

Buttermilk Syrup

 
3/4 cup Sucanat (or Rapadura)
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla
 
In a sauce pan combine everything except the vanilla. Bring to a boil. Turn heat to medium high and boil for 8 or 9 minutes stirring occasionally until the syrup starts to thicken and darken slightly. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Serve warm or if using as an ice cream topping allow to cool slightly.  Store leftovers in the refrigerator.  This has butter in it and will separate in the fridge.  Heat gently over low heat to return to a liquid state.
 
This was adapted from a recipe in Taste of Home magazine. You can find the original recipe here.
 
How are you dealing with the increase in maple syrup (and other food) prices? Do you have any tips?   
 
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This post is a contribution to Monday Mania at The Healthy Home Economist and The Weekend Gourmet blog carnival at Hartke is Online!
 
This post is shared at Real Food Wednesdays hosted by Kelly the Kitchen Kop.
Millie

6 thoughts on “New Video: Buttermilk Syrup an Economical Alternative to Maple Syrup

  • February 22, 2012 at 9:26 AM
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    Wonderful recipe, thank you. We usually just use honey instead of maple syrup because of the expense but I know dc will love this treat.

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    • February 22, 2012 at 9:35 AM
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      Hi Beth!
      We use honey too most days. But this syrup is something my children beg for 🙂 It is really quite good.

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  • February 22, 2012 at 10:11 AM
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    I can’t wait to try this! We love real maple syrup but don’t always have access to it. This sounds like something the kids would love. Thanks for sharing!

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    • February 22, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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      Melanie,
      Let me know how you like it. We don’t always have maple syrup on hand so this is a great option.

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  • September 7, 2013 at 7:27 AM
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    Hi Millie.

    I’ve been making gradual changes to real food but the sucanat has me stumped. Where do you find it? Is it the same thing as organic sugar?
    Barb

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    • September 7, 2013 at 8:14 AM
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      Hi Barb W,

      Sucanat is different than organic sugar. It is less processed. The juice is extracted from sugar cane, heated and then dried. Here it is on Amazon. You can see a photo and also read more about it. In the past I ordered it from Azure Standard. If you have an Azure route in your area, I think that is a less expensive option than Amazon. The best price I get it for is through our local health food store. So definitely check there is you have anything like a Natural Grocers, Whole Foods, etc. You can also ask for Rapadura which is pretty close to the same thing. I’ve never used Rapadura but many prefer it. Or you can substitute organic sugar in this syrup recipe and it will turn out perfectly.

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