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Homemade Brown Sugar Syrup

Brown sugar simple syrup works just fine as a substitute for maple syrup and is certainly more affordable. This brown sugar syrup recipe is ready in no time and uses only 2 ingredients!
Prep Time 12 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 2 Tablespoon


  • 2 cups of brown sugar
  • 2 cups of boiling water


  • Heat the brown sugar and water on a pan over low to medium heat. Don't forget to stir occasionally.
  • To make a thin brown sugar simple syrup for sweetening drinks, heat the mixture only until the brown sugar has fully dissolved in the water.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and let the syrup cool to room temperature before using.


To make a thick brown sugar syrup for pancakes, waffles, and other desserts, follow the next steps. Once the sugar has dissolved on low heat, slightly increase the temperature to reach a gentle simmer. Then, adjust the temperature to maintain a gentle simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.