Keto Condiments/Sauces

Keto Maple Syrup (Sugar-Free)

My Keto Maple Syrup takes approximately 20 minutes to make and is a budget saver with zero net carbs and calories.

For what you pay buying processed keto maple syrup will only cost you a couple of dollars.

Bonus is that you get twice the amount that lasts up to a month in the refrigerator.

We use sugar-free keto maple syrup on keto pancakes, keto chaffle waffles, keto crepes and keto French toast.

A small note about this maple syrup is that it can’t be used in place of maple syrup in a recipe.

I know, I tried and failed miserably and wanted to save you the money and the hassle.

Come on, let me show you how to make keto maple syrup and save your grocery budget some cash.

sugar-free maple syrup homemade
Keto Sugar-free Maple Syrup

In the past, we’ve used Sugar-free maple syrup such as Ed. Smith for $2.99 at Food Basics, or you can find Mrs. Butterworth’s Sugar-Free Syrup for $3.99

These days however, we typically order a 250ml bottle of keto maple syrup from Amazon for $13.00.

The brand is called Steeves Sugar Free Maple Syrup and it’s pretty darn good.

What we weren’t so keen on was the price.

We made a homemade keto maple syrup with a bit of research and knowledge about simple syrup from Mrs. CBB.

It’s almost like the real deal but without all the pure maple sugar.

Sugar-Free Maple Syrup
Steeves Sugar Free Maple Syrup

Keto Approved Sweeteners

In one of my most popular articles about the keto diet, How much does the keto diet cost? I explain the different varieties of sugar substitutes.

You may read conflicting articles online about sucralose or Splenda that will kick you out of ketosis, but that’s not true.

At least for Mrs. CBB, she had no problems using sugar-free syrups to flavour her coffee and desserts.

She tested using blood ketone strips before and after consuming a coffee and she was fine.

On that note, not everyone is the same so I always suggest to find what works best for you.

For this maple syrup, I used Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetener; however, if you have Sukrin Gold brown sugar or Swerve, you can use that as well.

The brown sugar will give your syrup a deep colour like a true maple syrup.

The Maple Sugar Bush With Sap Buckets On Trees
The Maple Sugar Bush With Sap Buckets On Trees

Three years ago, we toured the maple sugar bush and told that there are different grades of maple syrup.

It was such a fun day if you enjoy pure maple syrup or just want to learn how it’s made.

Moreover, I was able to use what education that I learned to make my sugar-free maple syrup recipe.

List of Sugars and their Glycemic Index for a keto diet or sugar-free diet.
List of Sugars and their Glycemic Index

Types Of Maple Extracts

Pure Maple Extract
Pure Maple Extract to make Sugar Free Keto Maple Syrup

Additionally, we’ve tried both the imitation maple extra by Club House, which costs $4 and pure maple extract for $13.00. (I’m just rounding numbers).

Club House Imitation Maple Extract to make Keto Maple Syrup.
Club House Imitation Maple Extract to make Keto Maple Syrup.

The keto maple syrup recipes tasted lovely, although you get more of an authentic maple syrup flavour with pure maple extract.

Furthermore, the choice is up to you and your budget; however, the large bottle of maple extract will last longer and go further.

As for the vanilla extract, we always use pure vanilla extract.

Although pricey, it makes a huge difference compared to imitation vanilla extract.

How To Make Keto Maple Syrup

How to make keto maple syrup
How to make keto sugar-free maple syrup

Printable version is below

Simple Syrup Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups cold water
  • 3/4 cup Lakanto Granulated Sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum or 1 tablespoon of grass-fed beef gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract or imitation (see notes above)
  • 1 tablespoon Pure Maple Extract or Imitation (see notes above)
The sugar-free maple syrup thickening agent lump
The sugar-free maple syrup thickening agent lump

Sugar-Free Maple Syrup Instructions

sugar-free maple syrup recipe
After adding water and xanthan gum, extracts to the simple syrup.
  • In a small bowl, add xanthan gum and 1/2 cup of water.
  • Stir until the xanthan gum dissolves and let sit for 3 minutes
  • Add the vanilla and maple extra and stir using a whisk until it looks like a gelatin lump (see photos above)
  • In a pot set at dial 4 on the stove, add the remaining water, sugar and salt and mix often. Once the simple syrup starts to bubble, remove it from the stove.
  • Add the gelatin lump into the warm water and stir until dissolved.
  • Put the pot back on the stove on dial 3 and stir until you get a smooth consistency.
  • Take the pot off the oven and cool it before putting it into two 250ml jars or bottles.
Yield: 500ml

Keto Maple Syrup (Sugar-Free)

sugar free maple syrup

Making Keto Maple Syrup at home is so easy and so inexpensive you'll ditch the expensive pre-made product and do it yourself homemade.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups cold water
  • 3/4 cup Lakanto Granulated Sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum or 1 tablespoon of grass-fed beef gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract or imitation (see notes above)
  • 1 tablespoon Pure Maple Extract or Imitation (see notes above)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, add xanthan gum and 1/2 cup of
    water.
  2. Stir until the xanthan gum dissolves and let sit for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the vanilla and maple extra and stir using a whisk until it looks like a gelatin lump (see photos above)
  4. In a pot set at dial 4 on the stove, add the remaining water, sugar and salt and mix often.
  5. Once the simple syrup starts to bubble, remove it from the stove.
  6. Add the gelatin lump into the warm water and stir until dissolved.
  7. Put the pot back on the stove on dial 3 and stir until you get a smooth consistency.
  8. Take the pot off the oven and cool it before putting it into two 250ml jars or bottles.

Notes

See notes above for sugar substitues as well as the best extracts to use.

If you find the syrup is clumpy heat it back up and stir again with a whisk or electric handheld blender.

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If you like hot pancake syrup, now is the time to have your waffles, pancakes or crepes ready to eat.

Keto Sugar-Free Maple Syrup and a keto chaffle waffle
Keto Sugar-Free Maple Syrup and a keto chaffle waffle

Pour a liberal amount on your recipe choice with a nob of butter and enjoy.

The best review came from our son who devoured two slices of French Toast for the win.

In addition he has very few foods that he will eat due to sensory issues that made us feel amazing.

Indeed we knew that we nailed the maple syrup when he finished and brought his dish to the sink.

Discussion: What would you like to try this keto maple syrup on? Could you leave me comments below? Also, if you have any other keto maple syrup flavour ideas, let me know.

Keto Maple Syrup (Sugar-Free)

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