How to Make Pancake Syrup From Karo Syrup

by Chelsea Hoffman

Karo brand sweet corn syrup serves as useful ingredients for making compotes, sauces and syrups. Easy homemade pancake syrup doesn't require many ingredients or much time to complete. This gives you more time to enjoy the flavors of your breakfast without spending all of your time preparing it.

Items you will need

  • 1 cup Karo light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp. maple extract
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1/8 cup powdered sugar
  • Small saucepan
  • Wooden spoon
Step 1

Add the corn syrup, maple extract and butter to the small saucepan.

Step 2

Heat the pan slowly, on a low setting, for five minutes. The butter will melt into a liquid and thin out the corn syrup a little bit so that it drizzles easily.

Step 3

Whisk in the powdered sugar, this sweetens the homemade maple-flavored pancake syrup.

Step 4

Whisk the heating mixture for an additional minute while it warms. Remove it from the heat and serve over pancakes immediately.


  • Maple extract and Karo corn syrup are often found in similar aisles in grocery stores.

    The remaining mixture can be stored in an airtight jar in the refrigerator for up to a week.

    Experiment with other flavors for your homemade syrup, such as fruit pieces and extracts. Almond and banana extract, for example, creates a nutty and fruity syrup.

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About the Author

The author of such novels as “Planet Omega” and the romantic drama, “Chloe and Louis,” Chelsea Hoffman devotes her time to writing about a myriad of different topics like gardening, beauty, crafts, cooking and medical research. She's published with Dobegreen.Com, The Daily Glow and other websites, and maintains the site Beauty Made Fresh.