Food Hussy Recipe: Homemade Syrup!

This post is sponsored by Krusteaz. All opinions are my own. 

Making dinner for two people stresses me out - which I know is ridiculous - but it does! My husband doesn't eat much so it's more like one and a half - plus - he hates eating leftovers. And I always forget to take the meat out of the freezer. But there's a solution!!! 

It's National Hot Breakfast Month!!! Super easy way to make dinner for two - make breakfast!!!! We always have bacon, eggs and Krusteaz mixes in our cupboards - so dinner is served! 

The thing is - we ran out of syrup. What the he!! do I do now? Well - I go to Pinterest and figure out how to make my own! Sure enough - I found some ideas and smushed them together to make syrup for two. And I'll say - it is darned tasty!!! 

Krusteaz is our go-to pancake mix because it's egg-free! We learned this years ago when we went on a mission trip to Niagara Falls. The family we stayed with knew about Larry's egg allergy and found this mix and he had pancakes for the first time in his life!!!

They have a LOAD of different kinds of mixes! They sent me Belgian Waffle, Buttermilk, Buttermilk Protein but they also have Blueberry, Chocolate Chip, Gluten Free, Heart Healthy, Honey Wheat and Original Pancake mixes. Whew!

We tried both kinds of pancake mixes and I will say the protein cooked up a little differently - it was thicker but not heavier. My husband couldn't tell the difference - which is great - because since he doesn't eat much - I like to give him protein dense foods when he does. The syrup was also a treat - he isn't very adventurous but dug right in and said it was good! (That's pretty much a top compliment from him.)

And I had my first foray into waffles! I bought a waffle iron over the holidays on some super cheap online deal and had yet to use it. The Krusteaz waffle mix does require an egg - so this was all for me! I like to cook the waffles a little more brown - but they were super light and tasty!

All in all "brupper" was delightful! We had pancakes, waffles, bacon, sausage and HOMEMADE SYRUP! The syrup was super easy too - brown sugar, water, butter and vanilla - that's it!!! It took about five minutes to make and was just the right amount of sweet. I think the biggest thing I liked is that I know all the ingredients that go into it. No chemicals - no junk - no extras - just sugar, water, butter and vanilla.

This was dunkworthy syrup! It's not near as thick as the store-bought and it wasn't overly sweet. I will definitely be making this again!  

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Homemade Syrup

Homemade syrup? Yup - and it's delicious!


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 1/8 tsp real vanilla


  1. Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Lower the heat to medium and allow the mixture to boil for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the butter and vanilla then stir until the butter has dissolved. Remove from the heat.
  3. Let the syrup cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a jar for storage. Serve immediately or store tightly covered in the refrigerator.
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