Buttermilk Syrup is a recipe that will take your breakfast to a whole new level. If you’re looking for an easy homemade syrup recipe that you can make every Saturday for pancakes and waffles, this is your recipe.
BUTTERMILK SYRUP RECIPE
This is the most amazing syrup recipe that you never knew you needed. Remember how I was telling you how my sister cooked her five boys a hot breakfast every day of their lives? Well this is her homemade buttermilk syrup recipe.
Why do you need this recipe when you can just use bottled maple syrup? Trust me. It’s 100% better. Like roll your eyes back in your head better than store-bought syrup.
The only thing I can compare it to is Garrett’s Popcorn. I know that’s a little weird to compare syrup to popcorn but here’s the story.
I was visiting Chicago a couple of years ago and was bringing Garrett’s famous popcorn home to my family and friends. While waiting for my flight I was on the phone talking to my sister “sampling” the popcorn as I talked.
I literally looked down and it was gone. Gonzos. So then it turned into me just bringing home popcorn for my family and my friends would never know it was a thought.
When you make this buttermilk syrup it’s pretty straight forward.
Here’s how you make homemade buttermilk syrup:
- Start by melting the butter, white sugar, and buttermilk over low heat.
- Bring mixture to a boil and boil for one minute.
- Remove the mixture from the medium heat and add the baking soda and vanilla. The mixture will foam up! Don’t be scared. It’s just a chemical reaction.
- Pour over a buttermilk pancake or waffles.
I obviously couldn’t let you go through the weekend without having this perfect topping for pancakes in your life. The best part is that it has a slight caramel flavor to it.
If you don’t have buttermilk you can add 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice to each cup of milk and let it sit for a couple of minutes.
OTHER BREAKFAST RECIPES
- German Pancakes
- Healthy Oatmeal Pancakes
- French Toast Roll-Ups
- Jelly Roll Pancakes
- Cheesy Baked Eggs
- Confetti Bacon Hash Brown Casserole
- Martha’s Breakfast Casserole
- Blueberry Croissant Puff
- Banana Muffins
- Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Bake
- Fluffy Pancakes
Homemade Buttermilk Syrup
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup buttermilk, (see note for substitute)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Melt butter, sugar, and buttermilk in a medium saucepan until the butter is melted. The mixture will boil up high so you need a pan with room for it to do this. Next, bring the mixture to a boil and boil for one minute.
- Remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla and baking soda. The mixture will foam! Serve warm on pancakes or waffles. Store leftover buttermilk syrup in an airtight container in the fridge.
I thought it was a little “salty” but that didn’t stop us from eating it! I used Splenda instead of sugar (diabetic) so maybe that had something to do with it. It was so different and so good! I will be making this again!
My syrup didn’t boil up as high as I expected from the description. I let it come to a full rolling boil. Anyway, it’s good. 😊
Amazingly good! I have to say I still prefer mae syrup for pancakes, but this stuff is wonderful!!
Do I have to use baking soda ?
It gives it its texture but you could try it without.
I LOVE maple syrup so was hesitant to try a different pancake topping, but oh my goodness – this is delicious! I picked up a quart of buttermilk to use for the pancakes and this sauce, and everyone raved. Really, really good syrup, and super easy to make. Thank you for sharing!
You’re welcome! I love this one!
Don’t be scared…until it overflows your pan. LOL. Good thing the sink was very close. My wife and I had such a great laugh about that. This is seriously the best syrup I have ever tasted. I’ll never buy syrup again. Thanks for the introduction.
Have not tried this yet. I will soon with the German pancakes
Hope you do!
This looks so yummy. Do you think this would work with Splenda replacing the sugar? My husband is diabetic and the sugar free syrups leave much to be desired.
Thank you for so many awesome recipes!
I haven’t tried it with Splenda but I don’t see why not.
It is delicious! I made it this morning to serve along with buttermilk pancakes.
My daughter melts butter and mixes in maple syrup to pour over pancakes-she only served herself this syrup. She loves it!
Thank you for sharing the recipe.
So glad you love it like we do!
Our family loves this syrup over almost everything for breakfast!
It’s really so good!
Just curious, is the baking soda required??
It definitely gives it that foaming texture making it light!
Oh my goodness! This syrup was EVERYTHING you said it was! My family couldn’t get enough. This recipe is a definite keeper. Thank you.
Do you think there’s a way to make it in advance, for example to give as gifts? Or will it not keep?
Absolutely! Just store it in jars!
This stuff is our absolute favorite! I’ve been making this for years (our recipes are almost identical! My boys won’t eat waffles or pancakes without it! Your pictures are making my mouth water!
Glad you love it too!
hi christy….! it’s look awesome and i love buttermilk as well. i will trying to make this syrup for my child. Thanks for sharing…!
I hope you do!
I admit, I’m a little skeptical, but that photo of the pancakes dripping in the buttermilk syrup just looks SO. DANG. GOOD. that I might have to give this one a try. 😉
Seriously, it’s divine!
I LOVE buttermilk syrup! It’s the best!
Thanks. It’s so good.
I have also been making this syrup forever, because you’re right, you CANNOT go back to Mrs. Butterworth’s after trying it. Gross. This is so worth the extra few seconds it takes to make!
So worth it!