I made pancakes the other night and realized we didn't have any syrup. I have been wanting to try making my own but most recipes called for maple extract. You know how hard it is to find real maple extract! I have only 1 more place to look here and then I give up. I decided to tweak the recipe a bit and just use a touch more vanilla (since I have plenty of that!) in place of the maple extract. It turned out great! I little runnier than regular syrup but it still tasted good.
1 1/2 c brown sugar
3/4 c water
1 T butter
1/2 ts vanilla extract
Mix sugar, water, butter and salt in a saucepan. Heat until boiling, remove from heat and stir in vanilla.