Healthy Homemade Maple Syrup - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

This Healthy Homemade Maple Syrup tastes just like maple syrup, except it’s sugar free, low carb and nearly calorie-free!  It’s perfect for topping pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, yogurt and more, the possibilities are endless!

Healthy Homemade Maple Syrup - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

I’m the kind of person who likes to have dessert EVERY. NIGHT.

Like, before, during or after dinner, I want dessert.

Last week I was craving pancakes for dinner and the only way I can eat pancakes is with pure maple syrup (of course).  I kind of douse it on my pancakes, but that’s probably not the best idea at nighttime, right?  While pure maple syrup is pure and all natural, it’s still sugar.

And all that sugar before bed doesn’t sit well with me.  I get suuuper hyper for hours (no one wants to see that…) and then I can’t sleep because of it (and I don’t really need that when I have classes or exam(s) the next day)

Healthy Homemade Maple Syrup - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

So, I found the solution — Healthy Homemade Maple Syrup!

Healthy Homemade Maple Syrup - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Yeah, I know this didn’t come pouring out of a maple tree, but just like maple syrup from a tree, this DIY version is all natural, fat free, gluten free and vegan.  It tastes just like pure maple syrup, but without the calories, sugar and carbs.  What does that mean?

PANCAKES FOR DINNER!  I can finally have my beloved pancakes that I crave so much  :)

Another reason why I wanted to make my own “maple syrup” was because I simply adore that sweet maple-y syrupy goodness.  Not only to top pancakes, but to pour over single-serving microwave cakes, boring oatmeal and sometimes even added to smoothies.  I love maple syrup so much that I almost considered buying a bottle of Walden Farms or Torani maple syrup…

*GASP*

Yeah, I love it so much I was about to pour a bottle of aspartame, artificial Splenda, artificial food coloring, caramel coloring, artificial flavoring and preservatives into my body.  No thanks, I’d rather have my all-natural maple syrup.  It’s sweetened with stevia instead of empty-calorie white sugar or high fructose corn syrup, so you can feel good about chugging serving this.

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