DIY Keto Maple Syrup
One morning, my husband and I were enjoying keto waffles drizzled lightly with Lakanto Maple Syrup.
My husband looked at me and said "You used to make homemade syrup, could you make the same thing in a Keto version?"
Well, why not?
96% Fat ~ 2% Net Carb ~ 2% Protein
You'll never buy keto pancake syrup again with this easy-to-make low carb syrup recipe.
It's not just for pancakes! Use it as a baste for keto maple-glazed salmon, pork chops or bacon!
In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine 1/2 cup water and ¾ cup Bocha Sweet.
Stir until Bocha Sweet is completely dissolved and the mixture looks clear. Gently bring mixture to a boil.
Add ½ cup heavy whipping cream.
Bring mixture back to a boil and simmer for one minute.
Add 2 Tablespoons of real butter. Bring back to a boil and simmer for 1 minute.
Whisk in ⅛ tsp xanthan gum (this will thicken the syrup and prevent separation
Remove from heat and add maple and vanilla extracts
Allow to cool and store in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks!
Note: Nutrition facts do not contain the sugar alcohols in Bocha Sweet because it is a zero calorie sugar alternative that should not spike blood sugar. When using a new sugar substitute always use a glucometer to test your blood sugar response.
The Perfect Keto Maple Syrup
It took me quite a bit of trial and error to get this keto maple syrup just right.
This syrup won't harden in the refrigerator, but it does still tend to separate and require a vigorous shake before use.
Adding additional xanthan gum causes too much thickening for our tastes.
More Than A Keto Pancake Syrup!
This Keto Maple Syrup is so much more than a pancake syrup.
Try it on salmon to make a Keto Maple Glazed Salmon.
It's also great on pork chops, chicken breasts and kabobs!
We've even recently been experimenting with making keto maple glazed bacon! Oh yeah!
What Substitutions Will Work?
Keto Sweetener Substitutions
If you haven't already tried Bocha Sweet, I highly recommend you do.
It's a superfood alternative sweetener made from a Japanese pumpkin called the Kabocha pumpkin.
I have not tested this recipe using liquid stevia because I'm not confident of the results without the bulk of some kind of granulated sugar substitute.
What is your favorite Keto Sweetener? Comment below and let me know!
Get The Ingredients Used In Keto Maple Syrup!
- Bocha Sweet (Seriously, you need this!)
- Maple Extract
- Pure Vanilla Extract
- Xanthan Gum
- Glass Syrup Container
- Induction Cooktop
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How To Make Homemade Keto Maple Syrup
- 1/2 cup water
- 3/4 cup Bocha Sweet
- 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 2 Tbsp Butter
- 1 tsp Maple Extract
- 1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine water and Bocha Sweet.
- Stir mixture until completely dissolved (the mixture will look clear). Then bring to a boil.
- Add 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream and bring the mixture back to a boil.
- Simmer for 1 minute.
- Add butter and boil for 1 minute
- Vigorously mix in 1/8 tsp Xanthan Gum (this thickens the syrup and prevents separation)
- Remove syrup from heat
- Add maple and vanilla extracts
Allow the mixture to cool for about ten minutes before pouring into a glass syrup container.
Tara is a Certified Holistic Health Coach who specializes in whole body health & wellness through holistic principles. Her passion is creating low-carb, grain-free, keto-friendly recipes and helping others learn the whole-body benefits of a ketogenic lifestyle.
When she isn't creating recipes in the kitchen, you can find her hanging with her kids, immersed in a good book, traveling with her husband, attending various educational conferences or just relaxing with her four cats!