Wednesday, June 10, 2015

NEW & Improved Clear Sugar-Free Pancake Syrup

This is a more advanced sugar-free pancake syrup formula.

You will need to source some CMC powder for this recipe. You can find CMC easily online.  CMC is useful for thickening many things, not just syrup. It is also a secret ingredient in some gluten-free and low-carb bakery items.

This syrup recipe is very easy to make, it just uses more specialty ingredients. It's a shame to make low carb pancakes or waffles for breakfast and then drown them in sugary syrup. You could add a touch of natural dark maple syrup to this base if you wanted to for more authentic flavor. Just be aware that the real maple syrup is sugar.

You could also add natural butter flavoring to this syrup, to taste.

If you do not yet have CMC, here is an earlier recipe for sugar-free pancake syrup from this blog. See it HERE. It will not be as clear but it is still a good choice.

Here at Kitchen Cheetahs, we like to have several options for making the same thing. Having various choices will make it more convenient for you too.

Clear Sugar-Free Pancake Syrup Recipe:

1 c. Table-top Sugar Replacement blend (or Lakanto Golden Sugar Replacement, to taste)
1/4 t. CMC (carboxymethyl cellulose)
1/8 t. Sea salt or BioSalt
7 T. Water, plus more. if desired
2 T. Vegetable glycerine
3/4 t. Mapleine flavor extract


Premix the Table-Top sweetener blend with the CMC powder.

In a small sauce pan pour the 7 T. water and vegetable glycerine. Stir to mix.

Add the Table-top Sweetener blend and salt. Carefully stir over medium-high heat.

Gently stir to dissolve, while bringing to a boil. It will start to bubble and then get a foamy appearance. Remove from heat. On my gas stove, this took 4 minutes total.

Let cool down a bit and then add 3/4 t. Mapleine flavoring, to taste.

If you want to thin the syrup further add more water one teaspoon at a time and mix in well.

Pour finished syrup into a jar with a tight fitting lid and store in the refrigerator. The air bubbles will subside with time.

Note: The CMC that you will find and buy online will likely be different from what we have used. You may need to use more than what we used. The first time you make this syrup, make a batch 1/4th the size of this one to make sure you get it the way you like it. 


Leila & Nancy.