Digby’s Vermont Maple Syrup Pancakes For The Trails

imageWhen we reached Vermont on our Adventure Of A Lifetime, it was Digby Pancake’s dream come true!  Pancakes of course are his favorite treat, but what about maple syrup?  Is it ok for dogs to eat maple syrup in moderation?

You might be surprised to learn that maple syrup can be good for dogs!

Maple syrup is considered one of the world’s healthiest foods! And Vermont has some of the best, if not THE best!

According to Animal Wellness Magazine, “Maple syrup contains fewer calories than honey and an even higher concentration of minerals. It offers “sweet support for your immune system”. Maple syrup is an excellent source of manganese and a good source of zinc. Manganese is an essential co-factor in a number of enzymes critical to energy production and antioxidant defenses. Even superoxide dismutase requires manganese. Zinc and manganese work together to support the immune system, lessening inflammation and acting as an immune-stimulant.”

We love the dark syrup found at many roadside stops along Vermont roads.  And Digby Pancakes loves our dog-friendly version of pancakes made with REAL Vermont maple syrup!  Can you share?  You bet!  If it were me however, I think I would pour a bit extra syrup on top for myself…

Digby’s Vermont Maple Syrup Pancakes For The Trails

(cause you need to have pancakes on the trails in Vermont in case you find maple syrup)


1 cup organic all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg
1 cup whole milk
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons maple syrup
Additional maple syrup (for the persons)

Combine the flour and baking powder in a bowl. In another bowl, combine the egg, milk, oil and syrup; stir into dry ingredients just until blended. Do not over mix! No tough pancakes here!
Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a lightly greased hot pan and turn when bubbles form on top of pancakes. Super easy, right?  Cook until second side is golden brown.  Serve with additional syrup for the persons.

Yield: 6 pancakes.