This homemade keto maple syrup is easy to make and a great substitute for the real thing. It tastes like maple syrup and is less expensive than the store bought one.
The consistency of this syrup is not the same as the real thing. We are going to thicken it with Xantham gum so that it is not liquid. Xantham gum is flavorless, vegan and gluten free. It is great for keto diets.
The flavor for this comes from maple extract. I went ahead and added some butter extract to this as well but that is completely optional.
The one thing I do want to point out is that I made this recipe with both the Swerve and the Lakanto brands. I found that Lakanto has much less after taste than Swerve. Having said that, if you can only get Swerve you will love this recipe as well.
Make sure to store your syrup in a closed container in the fridge. If it happens to crystallize, go ahead and heat it up. That will correct it.
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Keto Maple Syrup
1 cup warm water
1/2 teaspoon Xantham gum
1 cup sweetener – preferably brown or golden(Swerve or Monk Fruit)
1 1/2 tablespoon maple extract
1 teaspoon butter extract or vanilla extract (optional)
Place 1/2 cup of the water in a small bowl.
Add the Xantham gum and whisk vigorously. Don’t worry if you have small specs. They will dissolve in the pot.
Add the remaining water in a small pot. Add the sweetener and stir until it dissolves. Add the extracts and mix.
Slowly add the Xantham gum. It will have turned into a gel. Mix until your syrup thickens. Store in a closed container in the fridge. If it crystallizes go ahead and heat it up before using it the next time. It tastes better warm anyway!