This is a fun way to add a seasonal spin to all your fall breakfasts! Here’s how to make my homemade apple cinnamon pancake syrup.
I am just so excited about this recipe. We love to celebrate fall around here and this such an easy way to make fall breakfasts (or breakfast for dinner) just a little more special. My homemade pancake syrup recipe is always so popular, so I thought I’d better share this one too. Who doesn’t run out of pancake syrup at just the wrong time every now and then? This is the perfect addition to your pancake or waffle breakfast the morning of your trip to the apple orchard, or for your special Thanksgiving brunch. I served it when we had breakfast for dinner on the first day of school. which I thought was also quite appropriate with its yummy, tart, cinnamon apple cider flavor. 🙂 Truthfully, there really isn’t a wrong time for this apple cinnamon pancake syrup. Here’s how to make it!
See also: 3 Ingredient Apple Danishes
Ingredients Needed for the Homemade Apple Cinnamon Pancake Syrup
- Frozen apple juice concentrate
- Lemon juice
- Ground cinnamon, cloves, and ginger
- Corn starch
See? I told you there was a shortcut. 🙂 If you keep frozen apple juice concentrate in the freezer, you can whip this up in just a few minutes any time you need it. This recipe comes together so easily without the need to core or slice a single apple, so it’s really a time-saver. You can save the apple slicing for when you want to make homemade baked apple chips after coming home from the orchard.
See also: Amazing 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Bread
How to Make the Homemade Apple Cinnamon Pancake Syrup
The only equipment you’ll need is a small pot, a wooden spoon or whisk, a measuring cup, and a set of measuring spoons.
Basically, you’ll just heat everything up slowly to a boil over medium heat, stir, and wait for the syrup to thicken, which only takes a minute or two. Since you’re starting with apple juice concentrate, there’s no need to cook everything down to reduce the water content. Clever, right?
When you see the syrup turn a beautiful brown-sugar color and it has a bit of a syrupy consistency when you test a bit on a teaspoon, you’ll know it’s done.
See also: Family-Favorite Harvest Apple Cake
Ideas for Using Homemade Syrup
Serve this apple cinnamon pancake syrup on pancakes (here’s my go-to pancake recipe if you need a good one), but of course, you can also serve it on waffles or French toast. Oatmeal or maple pecan granola with a topping of walnuts, cinnamon sugar, crunchy chopped granny-smith apples, and raisins would also be a comforting, indulgent morning meal with a little bit of this syrup poured over the top.
You could even get creative and drizzle it over ice cream as an easy autumn dessert. If you love to bake, a cranberry and diced apple crisp with an almond crumble topping would definitely be elevated with a little extra hit of apple flavour thanks to this syrup. Actually, this recipe makes enough apple cinnamon syrup that you could probably try all of these ideas. 🙂
Here’s the full printable recipe!
This is a fun way to add a seasonal spin to all your fall breakfasts! Here's how to make my homemade apple cinnamon pancake syrup.
- 1 container Frozen apple juice concentrate
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp Ginger
- 1/8 tsp Cloves
- a pinch Ground nutmeg (optional)
- 1/2 tsp Lemon juice
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1 tbsp Corn starch
Scoop out about 1/2 cup of the frozen apple juice concentrate and place it in a measuring cup or small bowl. Pour the rest of the apple juice concentrate into a pot and heat it until boiling.
Mix all remaining ingredients into the 1/2 cup of apple juice concentrate that you set aside and make sure there are no remaining lumps of cinnamon or cornstarch.
Once the apple juice in the pot has come to a boil, slowly add all the other ingredients to the boiling juice, stirring constantly. Continue to cook for one to two minutes more until the syrup has thickened. Serve immediately or allow to cool and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.