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Easy Sugar-Free Keto Maple Syrup

Easy Sugar-Free Keto Maple Syrup

yield: 8 SERVINGS

prep time: 5 MINUTES

cook time: 5 MINUTES

total time: 10 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup erythritol (I prefer Lakanto, Golden for this recipe))
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, *optional for flavor & color
  • 1/8 teaspoon Mapleine extract (or better yet, pure maple extract to taste), *optional for flavor and color

Directions

1

In a small bowl, thoroughly mix erythritol with xanthan gum and salt. Bring water to a light simmer over low to medium-low heat. While stirring, gently sprinkle teaspoonful by teaspoonful of sweetener blend into the water. The syrup will thicken as it cooks. Continue simmering over low heat until the erythritol crystals have fully dissolved... about 1 to 3 minutes. (Do not allow the mixture to come above a very light simmer... If the xanthan gum begins to foam or bubble, quickly remove from heat, reduce cooking temp, and stir well before returning to the burner.)

2

Remove from heat. Add flavored extract. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Yield: 8 servings, Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0, Total Carbohydrates: 16g, Fiber: 0g, Sugar Alcohols: 16g, Net Carbohydrates: 0g, Total Fat: 0g, Protein: 0g

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yummy sugar-free syrup being poured onto keto pancakes

Put a little giddy-up in your morning with this yummy maple syrup!

Kick your pancake breakfast up a notch with this easy and perfectly sweet low-carb keto pancake syrup. The process is simple and so fast that you’ll be enjoying homemade sugar-free syrup on your pancakes in about 10 minutes!

Oh, and I should mention… This recipe has ZERO calories and ZERO carbs once sugar alcohols are deducted from the total carbohydrate value. Woohoo!

a hand holding a bottle of keto pancake syrup

Hip Tips:

  • Absolutely mix the xanthan gum with the erythritol before you add it to the water. Diluting the xanthan gum in the sweetener helps to keep it from gumming and gooping up when it comes into contact with liquid.
  • Don’t allow your syrup to come above a light simmer, as this can cause the xanthan gum to foam and bubble which can affect the texture and appearance of your perfect pancake syrup.
  • Use whatever flavored extract you want in your pancake syrup… I like to add vanilla and almond. Yum!
  • Don’t use a blender to combine ingredients. This may cause the xanthan gum to bubble and foam which, in my book, is a syrup catastrophe. 😫
  • Not all erythritol is created equal. That said, I really love this recipe with Lakanto, Golden. I also tried it with Anthony’s brand erythritol, and it had a funny, somewhat unpleasant aftertaste, so that’s one I will avoid using in the future.
  • When stored, the syrup will likely crystallize over time. Don’t sweat it. Simply warm it again in the microwave or on the stovetop until the syrup is clear and smooth.
  • I repurposed a pure maple syrup glass bottle for my pancake syrup, but you can also buy some cute dispensers on Amazon for around ten bucks!
  • Cheater’s microwave method: Skip the stovetop, and microwave the water for about a minute and a half. Then add the pre-mixed sweetener combo (erythritol, xanthan gum, and salt). Stir gently to combine. Microwave mixture in 20-second intervals, stirring in between until the crystals dissolve and the syrup becomes clear. Add extract if desired. Serve it up!

a glass bottle of keto pancake syrup on a table with a butter dish


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Easy Sugar-Free Keto Maple Syrup

yield: 8 SERVINGS

prep time: 5 MINUTES

cook time: 5 MINUTES

total time: 10 MINUTES

Take your keto pancakes to the next level with this easy & delicious sugar-free syrup recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup erythritol (I prefer Lakanto, Golden for this recipe))
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, *optional for flavor & color
  • 1/8 teaspoon Mapleine extract (or better yet, pure maple extract to taste), *optional for flavor and color

Directions

1

In a small bowl, thoroughly mix erythritol with xanthan gum and salt. Bring water to a light simmer over low to medium-low heat. While stirring, gently sprinkle teaspoonful by teaspoonful of sweetener blend into the water. The syrup will thicken as it cooks. Continue simmering over low heat until the erythritol crystals have fully dissolved... about 1 to 3 minutes. (Do not allow the mixture to come above a very light simmer... If the xanthan gum begins to foam or bubble, quickly remove from heat, reduce cooking temp, and stir well before returning to the burner.)

2

Remove from heat. Add flavored extract. Enjoy!

Additional Notes

Store in a sealed container for 1 to 2 months at room temperature, OR store in the refrigerator to extend shelf life. If crystallization occurs, simply reheat until the syrup becomes clear and smooth.

Nutritional Information

Yield: 8 servings, Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0, Total Carbohydrates: 16g, Fiber: 0g, Sugar Alcohols: 16g, Net Carbohydrates: 0g, Total Fat: 0g, Protein: 0g

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

Keto pancakes with sugar free syrup being poured on them

I like pancakes—But I LOVE pancakes with this keto sugar-free syrup!

Let’s face it, pretty much anything is better with sweet and delicious syrup. What else can you use this syrup on besides low-carb pancakes? Some of my personal faves are keto waffles, thick cut bacon, keto biscuits, cinnamon rolls, or use it as a glaze for baked ham. Mmmm… So good!


Love breakfast? Try these hearty keto sausage muffins!

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Comments 23

  1. Kim Pruszynski

    I have been using more keto recipes for my type 1 diabetic husband. I am newer to using these sugar substitutes, could you please tell me about the difference between using a sugar like erythritol for this vs xylitol? I would like to use it to glaze salmon, I usually move it from stove top to broiler. Thanks!

  2. Inna

    Thank you for your recipe. Your way of making this syrup is a lot easier than from wholesomeyum website. Turned out really good. I like salt addition.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You are so welcome! We appreciate it!

  3. Denise

    I really don’t like the “cooling effect” of erythritol. Could I use Stevia or Allulose instead?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes! Make sure to check out this conversion chart here.

  4. Dolores

    Have you tried it with monk fruit/eyrthritol blend?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Dolores! That will work! 😊

  5. Laura

    Where is everyone finding maple extract?

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Laura! You can order it online at Amazon or Walmart. Hope this helps❤

    • anita disisto

      I don’t know where you are located but I found it in Food Lion supermarket.

  6. Elizabeth

    Very good! And easy to make. I used Lakanto golden. The texture of my syrup is like a very thin jelly but that doesn’t bother me. Thanks for a great recipe!

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hello Elizabeth! Your so very welcome! Thank you for your feedback❤

  7. Carla

    I am very excited to try this as I can’t get sugar free syrup easily in my country. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Carla! I hope you enjoy it ❤

  8. Olga

    This is the best keto syrup I’ve tried. I’ve made 3 different ones and the mixing sugar with xanthan and salt tip is golden! Your instructions were so clear, absolutely great, right amount of sweet, and texture is delicious. Thank you!!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Yay! You’re so welcome, Olga! Happy to hear how much you liked it!

  9. Ronna

    I used golden monk fruit sugar and maple flavoring and it turned out perfect!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Awesome! Glad to hear how great it turned out for you, Ronna! Thanks for sharing with us!

  10. Pam

    Found this recipe to be much better than others. One recipe said to put mixture in a blender. Bad move! Because I needed the color to be a littler darker (mind over matter for me…) I heated a handful of blueberries in the microwave until they essentially exploded and made its own juice and poured it in the mixture. I used the classic Lakanto sugar and Cooks Pure maple extract. I’m wondering if the Golden Lakanto sugar would have changed the taste. However, I was pleased…it turned out great and enjoyed the surprise pieces of blueberry in. my syrup.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Oh good! Thanks for taking a moment to share with us, Pam! Glad you enjoyed it!

  11. debbie norton

    what is lakanto

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