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Maple Syrup Alternatives For Pancakes, French Toast, and Waffles!
We've all been there. You go to make a beautiful breakfast of pancakes or waffles and you realize that you are out of maple syrup! You've already started making the pancakes, so what do you do? You could run to the store...or you could try these delicious easy, homemade toppings! There are countless ingredients in your pantry that are perfect on top of pancakes, waffles or french toast. From fruit to ice cream toppings, you won't be disappointed that you are missing the maple... syrup!Continue to 2 of 7 below.
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Turn Jam or Fruit Into Syrup
If you have fruit in the house you are in luck. This is by far the most delicious maple syrup alternatives. It is super easy to turn fruit into a delicious syrup of compote. Add a cup of frozen or fresh berries into a sauce pan with a 1/4 cup of sugar. Cook for about 5 minutes stirring frequently until slightly thickened. You can also add jam and a little water to a sauce pan. Heat it for about 5 minutes and serve it over pancakes or waffles! You can use virtually any fruit. Berries like... raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries are the most common and work the best!Continue to 3 of 7 below.
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Whip Together Delicious Berry Butter
Berry Butters are really easy to whip together. You can use frozen or fresh fruit. You combine them with softened butter and spread it over hot and fresh pancakes.Continue to 4 of 7 below.
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Make Caramel Sauce
If you have bananas in the house you are also in luck! You can easily whip together this quick caramel sauce with sugar, water, butter, and heavy cream. Add in some freshly sliced bananas and you've got a topping that far exceeds any maple syrup!Continue to 5 of 7 below.
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Use Jam and Powdered Sugar
If you have any kind of beautiful berry jam and a little powdered sugar you can easily make your pancake dreams a reality. This combination is especially good on Norwegian pancakes and crepesContinue to 6 of 7 below.
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Make Chocolate Sauce or Use Ice Cream Toppings
A pre-made chocolate sauce is probably the easiest topping solution. You can also melt some chocolate chips with a little heavy cream in a double boiler and pour it over the pancakes. I also like to drizzle Nutella over pancakes and add sliced strawberries or bananas.Continue to 7 of 7 below.
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Make Coconut Cream!
Coconut Cream is super easy to make. All you need is some powdered sugar and a little coconut extract. You can replace it with vanilla extract for a delicious vanilla sauce!