Butter Pecan Syrup is made of five simple ingredients. These ingredients are so easy to mix together and they turn into a flavorful topping for your favorite breakfast foods. There is no longer a need to get out and get pancakes at a restaurant just to get some Ihop Butter Pecan Pancake Syrup. Pecan syrup tastes amazing on top of fluffy pancakes, french toast and so much more!
We love eating breakfast for dinner weekly in our house. Not only is it budget friendly, but it’s also effortless to make. I like to save breakfast for dinner for the nights that I am busiest.
You know, after the Wednesday night soccer game that ended late? Or Monday night football practice at 6? Those nights when things are hectic, and dinner needs to be quick. That’s when I pull out the trusty breakfast for dinner.
You can make this simple meal so much better by preparing this butter pecan syrup ahead and having it ready to go, and then drizzle right over the top of your fluffy pancakes or air fryer french toast for a delicious and easy dinner.
I have a funny story to tell you about IHOP butter pecan syrup. A few summers ago, when my son was little, we were on our way to a family reunion and stopped for breakfast.
The only restaurant we were passing was an IHOP. So, we stopped at IHOP. My son wanted me to pour the butter pecan syrup onto his pancakes for him because Ihop seems to always put your pancakes on the smallest plate they can find.
So, when they bring that tiny plate, I always just imagine the syrup running right off the sides of the plate on to the table.
IHOP Butter Pecan Syrup
Well, when my son asked me to put the syrup on his pancakes so that they didn’t make a mess, I grabbed the first bottle of syrup that I saw and started pouring. For some reason, I forgot that Ihop has flavored syrups.
Well, after I coated his pancakes in syrup, I realized that I used the butter pecan syrup. I started laughing right away when I realized what I had done. I decided not to tell my son because you know how picky kids can be.
After my son had a few bites of his pancakes, I asked him if his pancakes were good. He said they were delicious. So, I told him what I had done. Once, I told him, of course, in typical kid fashion, he didn’t want to eat his pancakes any longer.
After about five minutes he reconsidered his options and ate the pancakes.
Now, every time we pass an Ihop, we still ask my son if he wants some butter pecan syrup.
I don’t know about you, but I love the butter pecan flavor. It’s my favorite ice cream, and butter pecan is even better on pancakes.
My husband loves it too.
With this butter pecan syrup recipe, there is no need to go out and pay restaurant prices at Ihop to get your flavored syrup fix. Instead, you can have this syrup at home and enjoy its delicious flavor anytime that you want.
How long can I store syrup
You can store your syrup for up to one week. I know what you are thinking, but why only one week? I thought maple syrup never goes bad. And, that is actually an actual fact. Well, mostly anyway.
Maple Syrup can go rancid, but it takes a very long time. The reason you cannot store this butter pecan syrup as long is because of the pecans and butter.
Pecans and butter can go rancid a lot faster than maple syrup. So, it’s best to make this syrup in the same week that you plan to use this Ihop Butter Pecan syrup.
Does this syrup need to be refrigerated
No, there is no need to refrigerate this syrup. You can keep this Butter Pecan syrup on the counter for up to one week. Just be sure to keep your butter pecan syrup in an airtight container and out of direct sunlight.
Coming in contact with air can cause your butter and pecans to go rancid quicker than they should.
What should I serve with this syrup
Looking for ways to use up your pancake syrup? Here are some suggestions to eat it with.
Ingredients for Butter Pecan Syrup
- 1 ½ cups maple syrup
- ⅔ cup toasted pecans, chopped
- ¼ cup water
- ⅓ cup unsalted butter
- ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon vanilla, if desired
How to Make Butter Pecan Syrup
Step 1. Toast Pecans in oven.
Step 2. Add add the butter, syrup, water, salt and pecans to a saucepan and simmer over medium-low heat until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
Step 3. Allow to cool slightly, then serve or store in an airtight container. I prefer to refrigerate but this syrup is shelf stale for up to a week.
Why make my own flavored syrup
Making your own Ihop butter pecan syrup allows you to control the flavor of your own syrup. You can give your syrup more or less buttery flavor or more or fewer pecans.
I love a deep buttery flavor to my butter pecan syrup, so I add melted butter to my syrup for a strong butter flavor. If you aren’t a fan of the butter flavor, you can even reduce how much butter you put in your syrup.
That's what is great about this recipe. You control everything that goes into it. Try it once and you'll see that this recipe's a keeper!
Once you have made your own flavored syrup you won't want to eat plain syrup again. Be sure to come back and leave me a comment with your thoughts on this tasty topping.
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- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Place on rimmed baking sheet covered in parchment paper in a single layer.
- Adjust nuts at about the four minute mark.
- Remove from oven at 8 minute mark, once nuts are fragrant and darker in color.
- Remove from oven and transfer hot nuts to heat safe dish.
- Allow to cool and store in an airtight container for up to 6 or 7 days or in your fridge for a month.
Butter Pecan Syrup
- Get out and measure all of your ingredients.
- Add all ingredients to a saucepans and simmer over medium-low heat until slightly thickened; about 5 minutes.
- Allow to cool slightly, then serve if desired.
- Store in mason jar or in an air tight container inside your fridge.