Is pancake syrup gluten free? We share the full answer and a delicious recipe to make a gluten free pancake syrup at home!
Pancakes need maple syrup. Waffles also need syrup. French Toasts also need it. I think you got the point but basically syrup and breakfast go hand in hand.
There’s something about a thick syrup poured over pancakes that just makes the whole day better.
So if you are celiac, gluten intolerant or just looking for a way to reduce your gluten consumption then you are probably wondering if there’s such a thing as a gluten free pancake syrup.
And if you are looking to have less processed food in your diet and go with the homemade route then you are probably wondering if there’s a way to make gluten free pancake syrup at home. Short answer: There totally is and I’m sharing the most scrumptious recipe ever!
- 🍯 Is there gluten free pancake syrup
- 💭 What brands of maple syrup are gluten free
- 🥣 Ingredients you need to make gluten free and vegan pancake syrup
- 👩🏻🍳 How to make this gluten free and vegan pancake syrup
- Gluten Free Pancake Syrup (Vegan)
- 🥩 Can you make low carb maple syrup
- ⏲️ How to store homemade pancake syrup
🍯 Is there gluten free pancake syrup
It depends on the type of pancake syrup you are getting and the brand.
If you are going with all-natural maple syrup I have some great news for you: It’s gluten free!
Not only maple syrup is gluten free but it’s also vegan and depending on the brand might also be organic.
Maple syrup comes from the sap of the maple tree so it’s a natural sweetener perfect for those that don’t want (or can’t) have gluten and those that are vegan.
Just keep in mind that it still has a lot of natural occurring sugars so it’s not low carb or keto friendly.
On the other hand if you are getting pancake syrup, and not the all natural maple syrup, then the answer gets a little bit more tricky.
Pancake syrups are mostly gluten free but it depends a lot on the brand you are getting and how they are thickening the syrups.
💭 What brands of maple syrup are gluten free
The great thing is:
There are a lot of waffle syrups that are gluten free! So you can have a lot of options to pick from.
But before checking the list
Is Mrs Butterworth syrup gluten-free?
Yes! The popular Mrs. Butterworth syrup brand is gluten free according to their website and claims. Also a quick check of their ingredient list proves there’s no gluten used as a thickening agent so you can use this syrup.
Is Aunt Jemima pancake syrup gluten free?
Another breakfast staple at most homes is Aunt Jemima pancake syrup and this one is also gluten free.
Actually it’s not only gluten free but it’s also free from most typical allergenics.
This syrup is free from:
- Tree nuts
So it’s a great alternative for those with allergies.
Are there any more gluten free syrup brands?
Yes! There are A LOT of gluten free waffle syrup brands available to purchase. I actually have a full review post devoted to sugar free and keto friendly pancake syrups that you should definitely check out. Most of those on the list are also gluten free.
But as a quick recap here are some amazing brands with gluten free syrup options:
- Purely Canadian maple syrup
- Kirkland maple syrup
- Wholesome Yum
- So Nourished
- Nature’s Hollow syrup
- Stevien keto maple syrup
🥣 Ingredients you need to make gluten free and vegan pancake syrup
And now let’s jump to the fun part and make some homemade gluten free pancake syrup!
What I love the most about this recipe is that it’s super easy to make and you only need 4 ingredients (most things you probably already have in your pantry).
It also has a texture, color and flavor that’s TO DIE FOR.
It’s thick but pourable, with warm sweet undertones and a delicious maple profile.
Best of all you can serve it cold or fresh off the stove. There’s nothing quite like freshly made syrup poured hot over a stack of pancakes I tell you.
And it’s not only gluten free! It’s also a vegan pancake syrup!
To make it you only need:
- Water: This is the liquid we are using for the maple syrup.
- Brown sugar: I like to add brown sugar to this recipe for 2 reasons. For one it gives it a nice caramel color that all pancake and waffle syrups have. And it also gives your vegan syrup a nice caramel flavor that’s incredibly delicious.
- Sugar: if you only used brown sugar the flavor will be too caramel-y if that makes sense so it’s best to use both.
- Maple extract: This is the only ingredient you probably don’t have already. However you can get it at most grocery stores. Just like vanilla extract maple extract gives a nice warm maple flavor to baked goods and it’s responsible for giving this gluten free maple syrup the maple flavor.
👩🏻🍳 How to make this gluten free and vegan pancake syrup
This pancake syrup recipe is as easy as it can get. Actually it’s the type of no recipe recipe that we love around here.
Add all the ingredients to a small saucepan over medium heat and whisk with a wire whisk.
Then just bring to a boil and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, wicking occasionally until the syrup is combined and it looks thick.
Don’t worry if it’s not super thick, It will thicken up when cooling down.
That’s it. Less than 5 minutes and only 4 ingredients are all you need to make the most delicious homemade breakfast syrup.
Gluten Free Pancake Syrup (Vegan)
- 1/3 Cup brown sugar
- 1/3 Cup white sugar
- 3/4 Cup water
- 1/2 Teaspoon maple extract
- Place all thee ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. With the help of a wire whisk, stir to combine.
- Bring to a boil and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until all the ingredients are combined, the sugar is melted and the pancake has a syrup consistency.
- Remove from heat and let it cool down completely before transferring to a bottle or airtight container.
🥩 Can you make low carb maple syrup
Yes! You can actually make this gluten free and vegan pancake syrup low carb too.
Just swap the sugars for monk fruit. I actually prefer to use the brown monk fruit sweetener and the white monk fruit sweetener combined too, just like with regular sugar.
You might need to cook it for 1 to 2 more minutes but the end result is just as delicious as the syrup made with table sugar.
⏲️ How to store homemade pancake syrup
The best way to store pancake syrup is to refrigerate it until you are ready to use it.
Store it in an airtight container or glass bottle and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks. You can warm it up in the microwave if you like warm syrups for breakfast.