Maple syrup is so 2016. Start fresh this new year with orange syrup, a bright, citrus-infused twist on a traditional breakfast staple. Make this on the first morning of 2017 and you're sure to have a sweet year.
If you made a New Year's resolution to cook more at home, this easy, three-ingredient recipe can help you stick to it. Even if you didn't, this syrup's too simple to pass up trying at least once over the next 365 days. Besides a cup each of sugar and water, all you need is the juice and zest from a single orange. Combine all three ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Without stirring, heat until the sugar dissolves into the mixture. Let it cool for 30 minutes before crossing this off your 2017 bucket list.
This syrup pairs perfectly with our orange french toast and pancake recipes for the ultimate all-orange-everything breakfast bonanza. You can also add this syrup to freshen up a stir fry dish or drizzle it atop vanilla ice cream for your very own grown-up creamsicle. Even though this treat will help you relive childhood, you don't have to wait until you've finished dinner to indulge. You're an adult now. You can eat ice cream covered in orange syrup first thing in the morning if you want.
Heck, you could even bathe in it. We won't judge.
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