Homemade Buttermilk Syrup

Sundays are for big breakfasts in our household! I’m talking pancakes, waffles, omelets, hashbrowns, Dr. Pepper, fruit, and none of that low calorie crap. Bring on alll the calories. This is The Lord’s day. These are HIS calories. They don’t count. 😉

There is nothing worse than waking up like a kid on Christmas because you know it’s Sunday and you’re about to partake in you weekly calorie overdose … and then … realizing you’re out of syrup! Nooooooo! On top of it, it’s the sabbath and we are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and keeping The Sabbath Day holy doesn’t usually include running to the quick mart for some Aunt Jemimas. (But if your Sabbath Day does involve a trip to the store, then you go girl! I support everybody and their own Sunday rituals! I’m not Luke P! I will not shame you girlfriend. Uh-uh! Jesus loves you!) So, anyway, before Luke P so rudely interrupted, I was saying I was out of syrup and I had no choice but to improvise!

I pulled out my recipe book. If you were born after 1996 you probably don’t even know what that is. I almost forgot too. I had to blow several layers of dust off the top.

I tweaked an oldie and made it a goodie and I am here to share it with you! Whether you are a Mormon or not, this will come in handy on a Sunday morning when you realize the buttermilky syrup-y goodness is all gone 👎🏻 and your brunch just cannot go without it.

P.S. Dark Chocolate Kodiak Cakes are a great way to enjoy this syrup.

Homemade Buttermilk Syrup

  • 1/2 Cup Salted Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  1. In a large pot (a large one guys. This stuff is gonna double, trouble, bubble and boil and the last thing you’ve got time for is cleaning up spilled syrup off the cooktop) combine the butter, buttermilk and sugar over medium heat. Bring to a boil (just like a witches brew) and boil for 2-3 minutes until the mixture reaches a carmel color.
  2. Stir in the baking soda and vanilla until combined.  Mixture will foam – don’t be afraid. Take the syrup off the heat and let it cool for 5 minutes before serving.  
  3. Eat. Over. Everything.
  4. Don’t forget step 3 – it’s crucial.
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