Friday, September 6, 2013

DIY Pancake Syrup

I love Agave syrup.

I kinda like maple syrup.

I LOVE waffles.

I've read that agave isn't that great for you.  So I'm trying to find something else to use for my waffles.

I'm about 90% processed foods free.  Long Story.  Buy my ebook for $1.  :)  That book is based on my journey with some fictional drama thrown in for some spice. :)

Maple syrup is so expensive.

The 'pancake syrup' without HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) at the store still had chemicals in it.  I want as healthy and affordable as I can get it.

I've researched "CORN SYRUP" and the effects on the body.  From my limited research I have found that corn syrup (I'm NOT talking about HFCS--- high fructose corn syrup) regular corn syrup is glucose.

In small amounts (about 1 - 2 tablespoon for two waffles) glucose is ok.

Below is more information on the effects of different types of sugars on the body.

Understanding Type 1 Diabetes

Sugar Dangers by Mercola

I've done an adrenal fatigue healing thing and I'm very aware of the epidemic of diabetes.
I don't eat much sugar.  I eat limited amount of fruits daily and use stevia.

I'm hoping that my pancake syrup is going to play apart in the dietary changes I've made.  I'm still researching the effects and will post accordingly.

Right now- I think in small amounts ...... (we don't need a lot of sweets) but I'm so guilty!

Anyway ......

Maple syrup is sooo expensive.  I've increased my Avon sales to cover buying my meat and produce at Earth Fare/ Whole Foods.  So, yikes, adding maple syrup and expeller pressed olive oil... etc etc.. it's adding up.

Here's my recipe for DIY pancake syrup.

1/4 cup regular corn syrup (not high fructose corn syrup)
2 TBP Maple syrup
dash of vanilla
little coconut oil

I melt coconut oil for my waffles.  So there is always a little bit still in the pan.  I add the corn syrup,  maple syrup, and dash of vanilla.  I heat it while the waffles are cooking.


It's really good and stretches the maple syrup. :)

(Adjust amounts to your needs and liking).

I'd love to read your comments.

(Now I have to go back and read my post on how to put a Pinterest button below.  It's been awhile since I've posted anything).


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  1. I can't say that I have tried Agave, but certainly have heard many people using it. Good to know it isn't that great for you. Thank you for sharing your syrup recipe with us!

  2. We stopped using Agave because of the processing it goes through and avoid all corn syrup because most of it is gmo.
    Thanks so much for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist.
    Happy Tuesday! Come on over and share your latest posts.