Enjoy sweet and smooth maple syrup without all the sugar or calories with this quick and easy to make homemade sugar free maple syrup!
The inspiration behind this recipe is a deep love for pancakes. That and a deep desire to save money. Before I developed this simple yet tasty recipe, I was using Nature’s Hollow’s Sugar Free Maple Syrup. And, yeah, I still keep a bottle or two of Nature’s Hollow syrup on hand for times when I am super busy and don’t have time to make my own. But mainly I just whip up a batch of this easy and equally delicious homemade maple syrup.
In this recipe, I made a point to use xanthan gum as the thickener. If you like glucomannan as a thickener, you can use that istead. I personally do not like either the flavor nor the consistency that glucomannan (or gluccie as we Trim Healthy Mamas call it) creates.
Oh and something neat about this recipe. Want raspberry syrup? Ok, just swap the maple flavoring with raspberry flavoring. Want banana syrup? Swap the maple flavoring with banana flavoring. You get the point, just swap the maple flavoring for whatever flavoring you like!
- Mix ¼ cup cold water with xanthan gum.
- Mix remaining water, sweetener, and salt together in a saucepan. Bring to a boil.
- While whisking, mix in the xanthan gum water.
- Stir constantly until it begins to thicken.
- Remove from heat and add in maple flavoring and vanilla.
- Mixture should thicken more as it cools.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge.