So yesterday morning I made a huge batch of Honey Oatmeal Pancakes.  By the time I get the last little pancakes off the pan, I realize we don’t have any syrup.  Well … clever mom that I am, I researched and found a recipe for homemade syrup.  I wasn’t sure if the kids would like it, but they did!!!!  Surprise, surprise, surprise!  They said it was just as good as the stuff we buy from the store.  I can now scratch syrup off the grocery list!

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup water
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon maple flavoring (extract)

Combine sugar, water and salt in a saucepan.  Heat to boiling stirring a few times.  When it starts boiling, let it boil about 3 minutes without stirring it.  Take it off the heat and add the vanilla and maple extract.  Serve warm.  Store in a container in the fridge and reheat before serving again.