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Delicious 5 Minute Homemade Spiced Syrup

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This spiced syrup recipe has been a part of my family since before I was born and trust me, it never gets old. Now that we’re past the Christmas season and into the new year, I find myself missing those seasonal flavors, so at our house we’ve turned to our classic syrup. It’s become such a staple in our house that our kids have no idea that most people have bottled store bought syrup in their homes. Our 6, 4, and 1 year olds have only ever seen this phenomenon at restaurants.

Also, it’s so easy to make. It was one of the first recipes I ever asked my mother for when I went off to college.

Birdseye image of small stack of waffles with butter on a ceramic plate on a pot holder with fork next to it and a small white ceramic pitcher filled with spiced syrup on a small ceramic plate on a wood trivet next to two spice jars containing ground cinnamon and nutmeg.

All you need is 5 minutes, a small saucepan and 6 common pantry staples and spices.

I usually make my waffle or pancake batter first and then while I’m turning out waffles or pancakes I cook up our syrup.

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Ingredients required for brown sugar butter syrup. Two measuring spoons, 1/2 C of sugar, 1 C of brown sugar, 1 T butter on a dish with a knife, ground nutmeg in spice jar, ground cinnamon in spice jar and white ceramic pitcher.

First, add 3/4 C of water, 1 T of butter, 1/2 C sugar, and 1 C brown sugar to a saucepan and place it on a small burner over medium heat. Stir it occasionally until the butter is melted.

Small metal saucepan on glass stovetop with water, butter, and sugars inside with a metal whisk as well.

Then bring it to a low simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Small metal saucepan on stovetop with simmering amber colored cinnamon syrup and metal whisk.

Once my 5 minute timer goes off, I remove it from the heat and add in 1 T ground cinnamon and 1 tsp ground nutmeg. Then I give it a good stir and pour it into a pitcher or gravy boat for serving. I’ve also served it out of a glass measuring cup many times and that works great too. After all, I did not have an abundance of serving pieces in my first college apartment.

As the syrup cools it will thicken and in about 5 minutes it will be the perfect serving temperature. You’re welcome to try it sooner, just know that you will likely burn the roof of your mouth. Speaking from experience, as I do this almost every time we make it.

I am a huge fan of hosting brunches and this syrup is always the most enjoyed and asked for recipe.

Birdseye image of small stack of waffles with butter on a ceramic plate on a pot holder with fork next to it and a small white ceramic pitcher filled with spiced syrup on a small ceramic plate on a wood trivet next to two spice jars containing ground cinnamon and nutmeg.
One bite of brown sugar cinnamon coated waffles on a fork in the foreground with stack of waffles with toppings and white ceramic spiced syrup pitcher in the background.

It really is the perfect addition to your weekend brunch at home. Let me know how your family likes it when you try it below.

Spiced syrup being poured from a small white ceramic pitcher onto a stack of 4 small round waffles on a white plate with spice jars in the background.

Spiced Syrup

Easy and delicious syrup loaded with cinnamon and spices for all of your breakfast needs
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people

Equipment

  • 1 small saucepan

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg

Instructions
 

  • Add 3/4 C of water, 1 T of butter, 1/2 C sugar, and 1 C brown sugar to small saucepan
  • Warm over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the butter is melted
  • Bring to a low simmer
  • Simmer for 5 minutes
  • Remove from heat and whisk in 1 T cinnamon and 1 tsp nutmeg
  • Serve over waffles, pancakes, or any other food you might use a breakfast syrup for.
Keyword 5 minutes, brunch, cinnamon, from scratch, homemade, pancakes, spiced syrup, syrup, waffles
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