Nutmeg Syrup Recipe
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Nutmeg Syrup Recipe

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“I'm a music teacher and I made this for a teachers' breakfast. It was heartily received! The nutmeg adds a rich homey flavor.” Rochelle Felsburg - Fredericksburg, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon rum extract, optional

Nutritional Facts

3 tablespoons: 88 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 14mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and water until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in the butter, vanilla and extract if desired. Yield: 2-1/3 cups.
Originally published as Nutmeg Syrup in Simple & Delicious September/October 2008, p66

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 235330
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2015

"Delicious! Nice change from my usual maple syrup."

cyclone98 User ID: 1661299 57737
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2009

"After running out of store bought syrup, I decided to look into making my own. This was quick and delicious. I don't know if I will ever buy it again! Thanks!"

migz User ID: 653095 144331
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2008

"We had this with buttermilk pancakes and again over vanilla ice cream. I used the rum extract. Simple, yummy and a great seasonal aroma - (it is early Fall here). Will be making again."

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