It is said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that one should eat like a king during this meal. So what is your favourite breakfast food? For many people, pancakes are a popular answer and that’s really no surprise. Best when served hot, pancakes are often served with butter and a good amount of pancake syrup. With the advent of healthy living and eating, some people are now trying stevia pancake syrup instead of the usual sugar-sweetened maple syrup. You can also do the same! You can easily make your own stevia pancake syrup with either liquid stevia or stevia powder. Whichever form of stevia you use, you’ll surely enjoy this pancake syrup and will probably ensure that stevia becomes a staple in your household.
Pancakes and maple syrup are like a couple that you often see together. Maple syrup is made from the sap of maple trees (sugar maple, red maple, and black maple). The sap is collected and then undergoes a heating process that evaporates most of the water in it, resulting in the concentrated syrup. The sap should be heated just enough because if it is boiled too long, the syrup will eventually crystalize. However, if it is under-boiled, the resulting syrup is too watery. Therefore, you should make sure to control your preparation of stevia pancake syrup if you want to get it right. Maple syrup is made up mostly of sucrose, and with liquid stevia or stevia powder, you can have a healthier kind of syrup for your pancakes.
Stevia Pancake Syrup Recipe #1:
To make this pancake syrup alternative, you will need the following:
2 teaspoons of maple extract
2 cups of water
½ cup of stevia blend or ? teaspoon of liquid stevia
1 teaspoon of Guar Gum or Xanthum gum or ½ teaspoon of each of both
What to do:
Boil the two cups of water in a small or medium-sized sauce pan. Add the two tablespoons of maple extract to the boiling water. Add the stevia, and then slowly add the Guar Gum or Xanthum gum. Whisk it well until the gum is completely dissolved. Decrease the heat and then let the mixture cool.
Nutrition facts and calories
The serving size of the recipe is around 17 grams. Based on a 2000-calorie diet, this syrup has around just 8 calories. It has 0 fat and cholesterol, around 1.9 grams of carbohydrates, and 0.7 grams of sugar.
Stevia Pancake Syrup #2:
This stevia pancake syrup does not need a heating process; you just need a blender and a bottle. The following are the ingredients:
1 teaspoon of liquid stevia (you can also buy stevia powder, but it’s easier to mix liquid stevia)
1 tablespoon of maple imitation extract
½ teaspoon of imitation butter flavour
¼ teaspoon of lemon extract
2 tablespoons of glycerine
1/8 teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon of Xanthan gum
25 ounces of room temperature water
Blend all the ingredients, with the Xanthum gum last. Slowly trickle it in as the blender is running. Compress the volume of the mixture and store it in a 750 ml bottle, then refrigerate it.
The stevia amount in this recipe is already equivalent to 4 cups of sugar, so if you want your syrup to be less sweet, then you can use less than a teaspoon here. Unlike sugar, though, stevia has zero carbohydrates. The maple extract has around 3 carbs, while the lemon extract has 0.25 carbs, so this recipe has even fewer carbs than the first one.
Aside from pancakes, you can use stevia pancake syrup to flavour other dishes. It can also be partnered with waffles and French toast. You can also drizzle it onto fruits, scones, waffles, porridge, and oatmeal. In addition, this syrup can also be used in cooking and baking, either as a sweetener or as a flavouring agent. For tea-drinkers, the syrup can also be used to sweeten your tea or even other drinks.
There are other variations of stevia pancake syrup recipes that can be found online, so you’re sure to find one that suits your taste. Likewise, there is a wide array of stevia brands and products that you can try. Not all of them taste the same or have the same sweetness level, but they all can be a great alternative to sugar. And aside from pancake syrup, you can also find a lot of recipes that use stevia, so you can do a lot of kitchen experiments!
Category: Stevia Recipes