Pancake syrup is one of those things I've started making homemade. It's inexpensive and really delicious! I think it's better than the store-bought stuff I usually purchase and it takes less than five minutes from start to finish, so why not? The maple flavoring was about $3 a bottle and you only use a tiny bit each time. I found my glass bottles at a thrift store. They were originally made for salad dressing.
Homemade Syrup Mix in a small saucepan:
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. water
1/2 tsp maple flavoring
Bring to a boil and simmer for about two minutes, stirring often. Store in the fridge.