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Easy Keto Syrup Recipe

We just made a fantastic and Easy Keto Syrup Recipe that you are going to love!  This is a sugar free base syrup recipe that can be turned into many different keto syrup flavors!

First thing your probably asking is…  “How hard is this syrup recipe?”  Am I right?  Let me just say, if you can boil water (which I know you all can) you can make this recipe!  It really is super easy.

Clear bottle of sugar free keto maple syrup with a banana syrup in the background

Keto Flavorings to Use:

You will need a few flavorings though.  I tend to stock up on my favorite flavorings.  You can use vanilla or maple flavor but the most powerful flavor for a maple syrup is Mapleine!

Mapleine is the secret ingredient found in brown sugar.  Yes, that’s right!   All you have to do to make brown sugar is add Mapleine to it!  This ingredient adds a very potent maple flavor so very little is needed.  I always keep this ingredient stocked in my pantry.  In fact, the last time I purchased it I bought the three pack just to share a couple with some close friends who knew nothing about it!

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There are tons of other flavorings too.  You can make a cake batter syrup, strawberry syrup, coconut syrup, peach syrup, or my husbands favor, banana syrup and all sugar free!!

Stay tuned and we will post our Keto Banana Syrup recipe, our Mrs. Butterworth’s Keto Copycat Maple Syrup recipe, and our Sugar Free Strawberry Syrup recipe!  These recipes are fantastic and totally worth the effort to make them!


Keto Sweeteners to Use:

The next thing you are probably wondering is…  “What type of sugar free keto sweetener should I use?”  Am I right?

I wanted the answer to this question also.  So I tested many sweeteners!  The best part?  They all work well because they are dissolved and boiled in water so it really just depends on the level of sweetness you like.

I have tested these sweeteners and they all work well:

Out of all those sweeteners that I’ve tested, I really like Allulose the best.  It dissolves nicely and doesn’t leave an aftertaste at all.  Allulose does not affect blood sugar, so the carbohydrates it contains are considered non-impact.

My next favorite sweetener is Bocha Sweet or Xylitol.  If you have pets, you might not have Xylitol in your home because it is poisonous to dogs.

Then Monkfruit.  Actually, I like monkfruit in a lot of recipes!  It’s really sweet!

So, use your favorite keto sweetener.  The amount of sweetener will depend on your taste buds.  You can always add more if you like your syrups really sweet.


Keto Thickeners to Use?

The last thing I am certain you will ask is…  “What thickening agent should I use that’s keto friendly?”  This one took a bit of work because not all thickeners are created equally.  Some thickeners have too many carbs.  Some thickeners work better in hot foods.  Some thickeners work better in cold foods.  And then, if you add too much thickener (even the keto friendly ones) it might turn out to be too slimy or too gel like.  The key is the right thickening agent mixed with the right sugar free sweetener with the perfect flavoring.  That’s when you have a winner!

I find Glucomannan to work the best for keto syrups.  Glucomannan is perfect in hot ingredients such as gravy recipes, syrup recipes like this, or even soups!  The general rule is to use about 1/2 tsp of Glucomannan to 1 cup of hot liquid.

When you add Glucomannan to hot powder it dissolves nicely without clumps!  This is super important for a smooth texture in syrup!

We tested Guar gum but Guar gum tends to work best in cold recipes such as ice cream of cold smoothies.  It tends to clump when used in hot liquids.

We test Xanthan gum as well.  I tend to use Xanthan gum in a lot of my baking recipes.  I even use it in some sauces too.  It’s very versatile but adding too much can cause a slimpy or gummy texture.  You can use Xanthan gum in this recipe but you can just sprinkle it in the hot liquid.  You will need to add it to the sweetener before you add the sweetener to the water.  Xanthan gum tends to bind to whatever ingredient it’s added to.  If you just add it to water after the sweetener has dissolved, it will try to bind to the edge of the pan.  You will not get any lumps if you add it with the sweetener before adding it to the hot water.  We tend to use 1/4 tsp of Xanthan gum for every 1 cup of liquids also.

We opted to Glucomannan in this recipe because it’s really smooth and holds it texture even after it’s cooled down.  It’s worth stocking some in your pantry.  The cost of syrups for your coffees or pancakes can be very pricey.  It’s super inexpensive to make your own!  Once you make your own syrup, you won’t ever buy the store bought stuff ever again!  Promise!  It’s too easy.


Keto Syrup Consistency

This recipe makes a keto syrup that is the consistency of syrup but without all the sugar and the carbs.  It is a thick syrup and is pourable!  Some of the keto syrups you buy in the store actually have the consistency of water!  This recipe is much thicker.

If you are trying to recreate a syrup like Jordan’s Skinny syrups, this syrup is a much lighter and less thick consistency.  I would use half the amount of thickener to reach this desired consistency.

Keto Syrup Storage Ideas and Notes:

Since I always make my own syrups, I wanted to invest in some cute syrup bottles and you can seal.  This is totally optional.

The syrup will store nicely in a mason jar if needed.  You might also use up an old syrup container you already have and reuse it!  We found these adorable little glass bottles at our local Dollar Tree store!  Aren’t they cute?!

It’s also important to note that if you use lemon juice or citric acid in the recipe it will double the shelf life of this syrup!  It uses such a small amount that you don’t taste it in the recipe either.


This photo shows multiple keto syrups we tested.  From left to right we have a simple non flavored keto syrup, keto banana syrup, keto maple syrup, and finally a keto strawberry syrup.

Multiple sugar free syrups in one photo

You can get the printable recipe card along with the nutrition information for this recipe at the very bottom of this post!

Easy Keto Syrup Recipe Ingredients

Makes roughly 1 1/2 cups of sugar free keto syrup

  • 3/4 cup Xylitol, Bochasweet or Allulose
  • 1/2 tsp Glucomannan powder
  • 1 cup water
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp flavoring (vanilla, banana, Mapleine, strawberry, peach etc…)
  • Optional Ingredient:  Pinch of Citric Acid powder or 1/4 tsp lemon juice.


Easy Keto Syrup Recipe Instructions using Glucomannan powder:

  1. In a small sauce pan, add 1 cup of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. Reduce heat down to low.
  3. Add 3/4 cup of keto sweetener and a pinch of salt to the water and stir.
  4. If using, add the citric acid powder or lemon juice and stir.
  5. Once all the sweetener has dissolved, sprinkle the Glucomannan powder over the top of the liquid.
  6. Continue stirring until all the Glucomannan powder has dissolved.
  7. Turn off the heat.
  8. Stir in the 1 tsp of flavoring of your choice.  (Taste a small amount of the liquid to make sure your flavoring amount is correct.  If using a cheap brand of vanilla, you might need to add two teaspoons of flavoring)
  9. Use a funnel and add the hot syrup to a container and set it on the counter until it fully cools down.
  10. Seal the container once the syrup has fully cooled.

Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or 4 weeks if you added lemon juice or citric acid.  This preservative helps double the expire timeframe.

Easy Keto Syrup Recipe Instructions using Xanthan gum:

  1. In a small sauce pan, add 1 cup of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. Reduce heat to low.
  3. If using Xanthan gum instead of Glucomannan, omit the Glucomannon and Mix 1/4 tsp of Xanthan gum with 3/4 cup of keto sweetener.
  4. Add the sweetener mix to the hot water and stir.
  5. If using, add the citric acid powder or lemon juice and stir.
  6. Turn off the heat.
  7. Stir in the 1 tsp of flavoring of your choice.  (Taste a small amount of the liquid to make sure your flavoring amount is correct.  If using a cheap brand of vanilla, you might need to add two teaspoons of flavoring)
  8. Use a funnel and add the hot syrup to a container and set it on the counter until it fully cools down.
  9. Seal the container once the syrup has fully cooled.

Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or 4 weeks if you added lemon juice or citric acid.  This preservative helps double the expire timeframe.

Here are a few photos we took of our keto syrups!

Easy Keto Syrup Recipe

Easy Keto Syrup Recipe

Easy Keto Syrup Recipe

Easy Keto Syrup Recipe

Easy Keto Syrup Recipe

Easy Keto Syrup Recipe

Easy Keto Syrup Recipe

Easy Keto Syrup Recipe

Easy Keto Syrup Recipe

Sugar Free Keto Syrups Printable Recipe Card

Multiple sugar free syrups in one photo

Easy Keto Syrup Recipe

Delicious sugar free keto syrup recipe you will love!
4.86 from 14 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Sauces
Cuisine American
Servings 24 servings
Calories 1

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup Xylitol Bochasweet or Allulose
  • 1/2 tsp Glucomannan powder
  • 1 cup water
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp flavoring vanilla, banana, Mapleine, strawberry, peach etc...
  • Optional Ingredient: Pinch of Citric Acid powder or 1/4 tsp lemon juice.

Instructions
 

Easy Keto Syrup Recipe Instructions using Glucomannan powder:

  • In a small sauce pan, add 1 cup of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  • Reduce heat to low.
  • Add 3/4 cup of keto sweetener and a pinch of salt to the water and stir.
  • If using, add the citric acid powder or lemon juice and stir.
  • Once all the sweetener has dissolved, sprinkle the Glucomannan powder over the top of the liquid.
  • Continue stirring until all the Glucomannan powder has dissolved.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Stir in the 1 tsp of flavoring of your choice.  (Taste a small amount of the liquid to make sure your flavoring amount is correct.  If using a cheap brand of vanilla, you might need to add two teaspoons of flavoring)
  • Use a funnel and add the hot syrup to a container and set it on the counter until it fully cools down.
  • Seal the container once the syrup has fully cooled.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or 4 weeks if you added lemon juice or citric acid.  This preservative helps double the expire timeframe.

Easy Keto Syrup Recipe Instructions using Xanthan gum:

  • In a small sauce pan, add 1 cup of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  • Reduce heat to low.
  • If using Xanthan gum instead of Glucomannan, omit the Glucomannon and Mix 1/4 tsp of Xanthan gum with 3/4 cup of keto sweetener.
  • Add the sweetener mix to the hot water and stir.
  • If using, add the citric acid powder or lemon juice and stir.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Stir in the 1 tsp of flavoring of your choice.  (Taste a small amount of the liquid to make sure your flavoring amount is correct.  If using a cheap brand of vanilla, you might need to add two teaspoons of flavoring)
  • Use a funnel and add the hot syrup to a container and set it on the counter until it fully cools down.
  • Seal the container once the syrup has fully cooled.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or 4 weeks if you added lemon juice or citric acid.  This preservative helps double the expire timeframe.

Notes

Makes roughly 1 1/2 cups of sugar free keto syrup
 
We used Xylitol in this recipe nutrition label 

Nutrition

Serving: 3tbs | Calories: 1 | Carbohydrates: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Net Carbs: 1g
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5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Playtime this morning! My house is being re-roofed and it’s hard to concentrate on anything more involved than a simple recipe like this!

    I used half xylitol and half allulose in this recipe. Because the allulose is a bit less sweet than real sugar, I also added 4 drops of concentrated sucralose liquid. But it’s syrup; it’s supposed to be really sweet, and I am a sweets-type person. Someone else might prefer a less-sweet syrup. When you make your own, you get to choose!

    Also, hubby has complained of tummy issues with glucomannan (though I have no problems with it at all, and most people probably won’t), I used xanthan gum, mixing it with the sweetener as indicated. Next batch, I will likely use the glucomannan just for fun.

    THEN….after bringing to a boil and adding sweetener, thickener and citric acid, I divided the syrup into two containers. I added strawberry extract to one (with a couple drops of red food coloring – completely optional) and the other….caramel extract – my favorite flavor! These are both delicious and I can’t wait until tomorrow’s breakfast to taste them on pancakes or waffles. Ahem. I might or might not wait until breakfast, but for now, that’s the plan!

    I really dislike using purchased syrups because I really don’t trust them, frankly. This is a great solution and most flavors/extracts are easy to find and not terribly expensive, especially when you consider the cost of some of the purchased syrups!

    1. Hey Georgene! I dislike purchasing the syrups too. Some are too watery and you’re right, I don’t trust the ingredients either.

      I bet you LOVE the syrups! Love how you made it sweeter.

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe worked great! I mixed the glucommanan with the allulose before whisking it into the simmering water. This was to ensure that the glucommanan didnt clump. I used banana extract. How did you get your syrup to be different colors? I just got my first delivery of allulose. So excited, because erythritol crystalizes and xylitol does not agree with me in large amounts.

  3. Can you use lime juice instead of lemon juice? I am thinking yes but not sure….just started my first batch and realized i only have lime juice….

  4. I was wondering if I could use orange, chocolate or caramel extract for local availability as I cannot access maple or honey extracts where I am but the prices to order does not suit my budget

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