Homemade Sugar-Free Maple Syrup

I invented this recipe because I was looking for a sugar-free maple syrup without all the additives and chemicals.  This recipe is very simple to make.  It doesn’t have that  “artificial sweetener” taste.

In a small saucepan add:

1/3  cup Xylitol sweetener

Using 1/2 cup xylitol with no stevia tastes great, but use caution if you are a new user to Xylitol; some people can experience stomach upset and diarrhea at first because it is a sugar alcohol.  Also note that  some Xylitol is made from corn, although,  I’ve recently found a product called Xyla that is made from Birch Bark.

1/4 teaspoon powdered stevia

*If you prefer to use sugar just use 1/2 cup sugar to 1/2 cup water.

1 teaspoon tapioca flour (or your choice thickener)

mix together and add:

3/4 cup water

1 teaspoon of Frontier Maple Flavoring (this brand does not have any sulfites)

1/8 teaspoon Real Salt

Heat to boiling on medium heat, stirring constantly.  Once it is boiling it will thicken in just a few seconds to a maple syrup consistency. It’s important to pour into container immediately so syrup can begin to cool.  Otherwise, it will continue to thicken too much.  Enjoy!

I store in a small syrup pitcher in frig. covered with plastic wrap for several days.

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