Stevia Syrup Recipe

stevia-syrup-recipe (3) I’m SO super excited to share this stevia syrup recipe with you! If you’ve missed my other posts about Trim Healthy Mama…my MOST FAVORITEST food book EVER…head over here and check out my Trim Healthy Mama book review.

So, my kitchen, my diet, and my body have had a fantabulous makeover, and I’m just not going back.  Like, ever.  So, my recipes section is also getting a makeover with LOTS of great sugar free and low glycemic goodies.

Stevia Syrup Recipe

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I needed a sugar free pancake syrup recipe…but I’m not into Splenda.  So to be more specific, I wanted a stevia syrup recipe.  I mean, we love our sugar free berry syrup and all, but some folks around here are creatures of habit and really, really wanted ‘real’ pancake syrup on their Saturday morning low carb pancakes.  Let’s do it!

Now, this stevia syrup recipe isn’t going to fool anyone into thinking it’s maple syrup or even Mrs. Butterworths.  For you die hard real maple syrup fans, this is not a maple syrup clone.

But this DOES make a really lovely sub for pancake syrup, and has some wonderful qualities all on its own.  Flavor wise, this pancake syrup is going to be more of the store bought variety…there is no way that it was really going to taste exactly like maple syrup, so I went to the other end of the spectrum and rounded out the maple flavor with a bit of orange and butterscotch.

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It’s yummy.

Which leads me to the next essential quality of this pancake syrup recipe: it has cling power.  It doesn’t soak in quickly and make your pancakes all soggy like normal syrup does.  That’s thanks to this great stuff:

Glucomannan.  I love this stuff.

OK…now for the best part.  Or the weirdest part.  It’s not sticky.  That’s the dead giveaway that it’s not ‘real’ syrup.  All of us Mamas who have little girls with long hair can rejoice together.  It’s not sticky!!!

So, let’s make some stevia syrup!  You’ll need:

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Water, stevia extract or the sweetener of your choice, glucomannan powder, Frontier maple flavoring, orange essential oil or extract, butterscotch (or caramel or butter) extract, and a pinch or two of salt.  You can find all of the flavorings and the gluccie in my new Trim & Healthy Amazon store!

Basically, you heat all of the ingredients into a nice syrupy consistency, and serve warm or cold.  That’s it!  Easiest stevia syrup recipe ever!  And you’re in the drivers seat with the flavor combinations here.

Here is your printable stevia syrup recipe…enjoy!

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Stevia Syrup Recipe + NEW Trim Healthy Tuesdays Link Up
This stevia sweetened pancake syrup is our favorite for Saturday morning pancakes. You're in the drivers seat with flavoring it to your family's taste...enjoy this yummy Trim Healthy fuel pull recipe!
Recipe type: Breakfast
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 Tbsp. Maple extract (I like Frontier brand)
  • ½ tsp. butterscotch flavoring (or butter, or caramel...your pick)
  • 2 drops NOW orange essential oil, or ⅛th tsp. orange extract
  • ⅛th tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp stevia extract or your favorite sweetener to taste
  • ½ to 1 tsp glucomannan powder
  1. Combine all of the ingredients except for the glucomannan into a medium saucepan.
  2. Once everything is stirred in together, sprinkle the glucomannan lightly over the surface of the syrup, and whisk to incorporate.
  3. Taste and adjust the flavors (the gluccie tends to subdue the flavors somewhat), and turn the heat up to medium.
  4. Let your syrup come to a simmer, and thicken.
  5. It will thicken up a bit more when cooled/chilled. We like ours on the thinner side, and it still doesn't make pancake mush. If you like a thicker syrup, use a little more gluccie, up to 1 tsp.
  6. Serve warm or cold with a big stack of my low carb pancake recipe!

What’s your favorite thing to drizzle on top of your healthy pancakes?


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  1. Jessica from SimplyHealthyHome says

    What a great way to share THM recipes! I’m going to start writing some of mine up to share! Thanks Gwen and Stacy! :)

  2. SherriLW says

    Hi, Great post! I especially love your amazon store. I get overwhelmed when I go on there to order supplies. Is there an erythritol on amazon that qualifies for free super saver shipping that you can recommend?

    • Its_Gwen says

      Hi Sherri! If you open the little menu on the right side…the one that says Trim Healthy Mama foods, then you’ll see an option for Sweeteners. It’s the 9th item on that page. :)

      So glad you’re enjoying the store! Thank you so much!

  3. Jerene says

    This is exactly what my Hubby has been waiting for. He will not eat the Gwen’s pancakes until I find a Plan-Approved Maple Syrup :) You are such a blessing to us Gwen :) I Sincerely Thank You. Jerene :) …Happy Dancing right now. I’m going to try this my coffee too :)

  4. Michele Krilich Faehnle says

    Gwen – LOVED this pancake recipe. Made it this morning and topped with a taste of your lemon greek yogurt and strawberry sugar free syrup. I seriously could have eaten the whole family size recipe!!

  5. Renee says

    Has anyone tried this without the butterscotch or butter flavoring? I just cannot order one more thing right now, but I have everything else and would love to try the recipe.

  6. Martha and George McLean says

    0I have fruit juice I extracted with a steam cooker. Would your syrup recipe work if I subed pure fruit juice for water?

    • Its_Gwen says

      Many brands of stevia that you find online and in stores are mixed with fillers. Truvia in the small jars is on plan…erythritol is the filler that you can use.

      I prefer just the NOW brand stevia extract powder. It only takes a tiny amount, because it’s the concentrate with no fillers added.

    • Its_Gwen says

      Hi Bethany,
      The menu for the store is on the right hand side…there are lots of other categories & pages full of things. Let me know if you’re having trouble seeing it. :)

      • Bethany says

        I found it! Thanks Gwen- this will be a very helpful resource. Its been overwhelming ordering everything online without some direction.

    • Its_Gwen says

      Definitely in the fridge, and it keeps for 1-2 weeks. Since it doesn’t contain any real sugar, it’s not preserved as long as regular syrups. :)

  7. Jessica Abel says

    Gwen, I love this syrup. I finally got it right–for a while I didn’t have caramel or butterscotch. Finally I got caramel and what delicious syrup for pancakes. thank you for your hard work that you put into all of this to help those of us on THM. Thanks Jessica

  8. Sahra says

    I don’t know what I did wrong, but mine tasted like nothing. I kept trying to add more maple to see if that would help (a whole bottle), then more caramel, all to no avail. Has anyone else had this trouble. I was so bummed.

    • Its_Gwen says

      Sahra, I’ve noticed that using the gluccie or konjac root can really suppress flavors. Try backing of of that next time. Sorry you had trouble…maybe try a different brand of extract?

  9. Steeni says

    Hi there, love your recipe! It’s the only one I see going ‘sugar free’ and looks real pretty! I’m really sensitive to oranges, and I’m wondering what you would suggest that I could substitute? Lemon extract? Thank you!

  10. Kathy says

    I love the syrup but I am the only one using it and do not make pancakes often. I made it 2 weeks ago and it has been in fridge this whole time. What is the shelf life? I have had some creations of mine go bad after the second week. Help. Thanks Gwen.

    • Gwen says

      Hi Kathy,
      You’re right! When you are making things from scratch, they don’t have the preservatives in them like storebought. And sugar itself is a preservative, so your homemade low sugar creations are not going to be as long lasting. I can go a week or so before they start to smell a little wine-like. :) If you find you’re not using them that much, then try doing just a half batch, or freeze in an ice cube tray and thaw a few in a clean glass jar the night before you need them. That way you’re getting lots more shelf life out of them, but you’re only doing the work once. :)


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