Have you noticed that maple syrup costs a gillion dollars?
No really, it does.
But I still buy it (because it tastes so good!), and ration it out by the teaspoons.
On the days when my kids and I aren’t so lucky to get some liquid gold on their breakfast items, I make a lower cost alternative to maple syrup–fruit syrup, like blueberry, strawberry, or apple. More fiber, less expensive, and sweet, but not over the top.
If you’re like me and love maple syrup, but don’t have the budget to have it all the time, here’s a more economical syrup that I’m sure you and your family will love.
Strawberry Agave Syrup
You’ll need 2 cups frozen strawberries (fresh works too). Place in blender.
Add 1/2 cup agave nectar.
Blend on high for 2 minutes, until the consitency of syrup. (In my Blendtec I ran it through one cycle of syrups/soups).
You don’t want any chunks (if you have a Blendtec and run it on the syrup cycle, you shouldn’t have to worry about this, love the Blendtec for this reason!). Pour into syrup jar. Good in the fridge for 2-3 days.
Nutrition info: (Makes 2.5 cups, or 16 servings) Per serving (2 TBS.): 52 calories, 0 g protein, 0 g fat, .6 g fiber