I probably wasn’t your normal college kid because I couldn’t wait to escape the college scene on weekends. I’d go visit my grandparents, stay the whole weekend, go to the movies with them, or a play, or a patriotic celebration, and we would bake!! One weekend my grandma made me this syrup. And I thought she was just brilliant. Cold butter and syrup can cool down your pancakes, which is so tragic!, but if you warm the ingredients like she did, your breakfast has a shot at staying warm while you eat. Yeah, my grandma rocked!! With the added touch of pecans, your breakfast will have texture, warmth, and flavor!
1 c maple syrup
4 T butter
¼ c chopped pecans, optional
Warm ingredients in saucepan over low heat (or in microwave at 20-second intervals) until warm, stirring occasionally. Serve over pancakes, waffles, French toast, crepes, etc.