Memories of grandma cooking in the kitchen will never leave you. You can even smell the aroma, which is something kids don't understand these days because eating out is considered cooler. But let me tell them something; no one can beat grandma's cooking. Everything grandma touched and made was authentic. Even some things as simple as pancakes, waffles, and French toast. Grandma knew how to make it all, and she even made buttermilk syrup from scratch.
What is buttermilk syrup?
It's obvious that this is a gran favorite. When you google "buttermilk syrup recipes," everyone's grandma's recipes are featured. There was one breakfast recipe that truly caught my eye, and it also happens to have 5 star reviews from people who've tried it.
Buttermilk syrup is a twist on regular golden brown syrup. It's mostly poured over pancakes, and you're able to save it up 2 weeks in the fridge, if stored in an airtight container or mason jar.
Homemade Buttermilk Syrup Recipe
Cade and Carrian share a delicious recipe of buttermilk syrup on their Oh Sweet Basil, which I've summarized for you below. "It's not at all buttermilky in taste, but creamy, light, sweet, and oh so amazing," they said. Why have maple syrup when you can have a pancake syrup that's just as sweet, but creamier and lighter?
If you're convinced, let's start with what you'll need to pick up from the store. Grab some butter, sugar, buttermilk, vanilla, corn syrup, and baking soda!
Set aside 2 minutes for prep time, and 6 minutes for cook time. Yep, you'll only need 8 minutes of total time to make this recipe!
First you'll be adding the butter, sugar, buttermilk, vanilla extract, and karo syrup to a large pot or large saucepan on medium heat. Once it starts boiling add in baking soda and let that mix well. It'll definitely look foamy so don't get scared. Stir for 30 seconds and that's it! Hot tip: Remove from the heat or stir often to keep it from boiling over. If you only have medium saucepans in your house, you'll want to stir frequently to keep from making a mess.
If you don't have buttermilk, you can substitute regular milk with a little bit of lemon juice. This will curdle the milk in the same way that buttermilk is, allowing you to get back to the stove top without a trip to the store.
This homemade buttermilk syrup is sure to get your kids remembering your cooking. It makes for yummy buttermilk pancakes, or even fancy German pancakes. You can find great pancake recipes to go along with this syrup recipe for a morning to remember. Is it high in cholesterol and carbohydrates? For sure! But it's a buttery condiment you don't have to make and eat all the time. Add ice cream for calcium and save it for special brunches. If you're feeling a bit adventurous you can even serve it with crepes, cinnamon rolls, bread pudding, or caramel sauce. Add some bananas for a quick and easy source of potassium. After all, we're not counting kcals with this recipe. Go all out! This may just become a family favorite in your household!