Cinnamon Maple Syrup

Upgrade your pancake game by making this extremely simple cinnamon maple syrup! It requires just two simple ingredients and adds a sweet cinnamon flavor to every bite of pancakes or cup of yogurt.

If you love tinkering around in the kitchen, don’t miss this vanilla maple syrup recipe! You might also enjoy making your own cinnamon extract to add to these pumpkin pie pudding cups.

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What is Cinnamon- Infused Maple Syrup?

This recipe makes an infused syrup; as the cinnamon lingers in the maple, the syrup will absorb its oils and flavor.

This is a very easy way to elevate the flavor of organic maple syrup. Although maple is lovely on its own, infusing is a great way to combine two of your favorite flavors together.

Equipment

All you’ll need for this cinnamon syrup recipe is a jar and some way to crush the cinnamon sticks. After it infuses, you’ll want a funnel and a narrow funnel to strain out the cinnamon pieces.

Ingredients for Cinnamon Maple Syrup

Organic cinnamon stick – I prefer to use Ceylon cinnamon as it is the lowest in coumarin, an inflammatory agent found in most conventional cinnamon. Order some sticks online or visit your local organic store.

Pure maple syrup – Although any maple will do, I prefer using amber or golden maple as it has a lighter flavor, which allows the spice flavor to be more noticeable.

How to Make Cinnamon Maple Syrup

  1. Crush your cinnamon sticks in a mortar and pestle.
  2. Add the crushed cinnamon sticks to a mason jar.
  3. Cover with maple syrup.
  4. Allow the mixture to infuse in the refrigerator for one to two weeks.
  5. Strain out the cinnamon pieces and store the syrup in an airtight bottle.
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Tips & Variations

  • Try adding a sliced vanilla bean to the bottle for a delicious flavor combination.
  • If you don’t have a mortar and pestle, wrap the cinnamon sticks in a kitchen towel and hit them with a rolling pin.
  • Feel free to replace the maple syrup with your favorite sweetener, like agave nectar, or make my cinnamon infused honey.

How to Use Cinnamon Infused Maple Syrup

There are so many ways to use this delicious syrup! You can use it to replace syrup in any recipe for extra sweet and spicy flavor.

  • Drizzle over French toast
  • Bake into apple pie
  • Churn in your homemade ice cream
  • Pour over Greek yogurt
  • Sweeten whipped cream for pies & brownies

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FAQs

Do I have to crush the cinnamon sticks to make cinnamon maple syrup?

Technically, no. You can add the sticks whole to the maple syrup. I tried this strategy at first and found the syrup was very slow to take on the cinnamon flavor. When you crush the cinnamon sticks, you’re creating significantly more surface area and natural breaks to release aromatic cinnamon oils and flavor.

Do maple syrup and cinnamon go together?

Maple pairs incredibly well with wintry, warm spices like cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and more. Maple draws out cinnamon’s natural sweetness and comforting aroma. They’re perfect together in coffee cakes and cookies and are a natural combination in this recipe.

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If you love infusing, try your hand at these infused honeys and homemade extracts!

cinnamon maple syrup

Cinnamon Maple Syrup

Upgrade your pancake game by making this extremely simple cinnamon maple syrup! It adds a sweet cinnamon flavor to every bite.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Infusing Time 7 days
Total Time 7 days 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 163 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 mason jar
  • 1 mortar and pestle
  • 1 funnel

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Crush your cinnamon sticks in a mortar and pestle.
  • Add the crushed cinnamon sticks to a mason jar.
  • Cover with maple syrup.
  • Allow the mixture to infuse in the refrigerator for one to two weeks.
  • Strain out the cinnamon pieces and store the syrup in an airtight bottle. Keep in the fridge and use as desired.

Notes

  • Try adding a sliced vanilla bean to the bottle for a delicious flavor combination.
  • If you don’t have a mortar and pestle, wrap the cinnamon sticks in a kitchen towel and hit them with a rolling pin.
  • Feel free to replace the maple syrup with your favorite sweetener, like agave nectar, or make my cinnamon infused honey.

Nutrition

Serving: 2ouncesCalories: 163kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 0.05gFat: 0.01gSaturated Fat: 0.003gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.003gSodium: 5mgPotassium: 138mgFiber: 1gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 0.05mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 0.2mg
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