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Orange Zest Syrup

Homemade orange zest syrup takes your favorite maple syrup to another level with fresh squeezed orange juice and orange zest
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: pancake/waffle syrup
Cuisine: Breakfast
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Ellen


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp maple flavoring
  • 1 TBS butter
  • zest from 1 large orange
  • 1/8 cup fresh squeezed orange juice


  • In a medium sauce pan put the sugar and water, stir
  • Place on stovetop on medium heat
  • While stirring occasionally bring sugar and water to a low boil
  • Boil for 1 minute
  • Add vanilla, maple flavoring, and butter - stir to incorporate
  • Once butter melts, remove from heat
  • Add zest and orange juice, stir
  • Serve warm over your favorite pancakes or waffles