Don’t forgo that glorious pancake topping any longer! Here you will learn if syrup is gluten-free, safe brands to buy, creative gluten-free toppings, and an easy, affordable recipe to make your own gluten-free pancake syrup!
Good news for those of you who enjoy gluten-free breakfasts on a regular! Not only are there many light and fluffy gluten free pancake recipes to enjoy, but it’s safe to drizzle on a sticky glaze of gluten-free syrup as well!
Discover if pancake syrup or maple syrup is gluten-free, which brands are safe, or make your own with the quick and easy gluten-free syrup recipe included. Whether enjoying healthy flourless pancakes, gluten-free waffles, or more decadent french toast, find a perfectly delicious topping here!
Is syrup gluten-free?
If you are wondering if pancake syrup, the answer depends on what kind of syrup you are referring to. Pure maple syrup is naturally gluten-free and doesn’t contain any additional ingredients, thickeners, or flavors, so it is safe.
Pure maple syrup is a natural sweetener that comes in many varieties. Whether enjoying grade A, pure Canadian maple syrup, or a tasty souvenir from Vermont, gluten-free maple syrup has an unsurpassed taste.
Imitation syrup, often referred to as pancake syrup, may contain some suspect ingredients not safe for celiac disease. Although some brands are gluten-free, find out below what ones are safe, ingredients to steer clear of, and how to make your own gluten-free syrup for pennies!
Ingredients to watch out for
When choosing an imitation pancake syrup brand, read the labels carefully. You will want to watch for artificial flavors, thickeners, modified food starches and malt extract, similar to when looking for a gluten-free apple cider.
While some of these may be safe because they are derived from corn, the label does not always indicate this. There is a possibility they could be a derivative of wheat or barley, which are not safe for a gluten-free diet.
Safe gluten-free brands
If you are unsure if an ingredient is gluten-free, refer to the company’s website or search celiac websites. There seems to be some mixed information about Mrs. Butterworth brand and the company doesn’t clearly label it GF.
These manufactured syrups are deemed safe to enjoy, though!
- Aunt Jemima Original
- Log Cabin
How to make gluten-free syrup
There are two options to ensuring your pancake syrup is gluten-free. One is to use 100% pure maple syrup. Since our large family uses copious amounts of syrup, I’ve discovered another more affordable solution.
As highlighted in my frugal gluten-free cookbook, a speciality diet does not have to be expensive! Making your own gluten-free pancake syrup is an easy hack to keep things affordable and please all.
While this recipe is also dairy-free and vegan, I have not tried this with artificial sweeteners to make it low carb or keto.
For alternative flavors, replace the vanilla with maple extract, cinnamon, allspice, molasses, or a pat of butter!
- In a small saucepan or microwave safe container, combine brown sugar, granulated sugar, water, vanilla extract, and salt.
- Heat until mixture comes to boil, and continue to simmer for 3 minutes.
Gluten-free syrup alternatives
There are plenty of naturally gluten-free options to try, rather than pancake or maple syrup. Either drizzle on top a gluten free pancakes, oatmeal, or fold into gluten-free crepes!
- Hot fudge (especially on chocolate pancakes!)
- Peanut butter, spread on or melted slightly for drizzling
- Fruit sauces, such as blueberry syrup
- Fresh fruit and whipped cream
- Sliced bananas and candied pecans
Gluten-free breakfast recipes
If you are looking a savory dish to pair with pancakes or waffles, try one of our community’s favorites!
- Egg Green Chili Casserole
- Cheese Grits Casserole
- Cottage Cheese Crustless Quiche
- Gluten-Free Everything Bagels
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- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- In a small saucepan combine the brown sugar, granulated sugar, water, vanilla extract, and salt.
- Heat until mixture comes to a boil. Boil gently for 3 minutes. Cool slightly before using and refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container.
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Flavor EnhancersReplace the vanilla with 1 tsp maple extract, ¼ tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp allspice, 1 tbsp molasses, or a pat of butter!
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