Because, no, that isn't maple syrup in the photo. It's a warm, made-from-scratch syrup of my own. Not brown sugar simple syrup. Not caramel. Not treacle, corn syrup, or molasses, just a quick combination of pantry staples assembled on the fly.
American Breakfast Pancakes: These are those thick, spongy American pancakes that are often eaten with warm maple syrup and crisp fried bacon. I love them with the syrup alone, but if you do want bacon, I think streaky is best. You can easily cook these pancakes by dolloping the batter onto a hot griddle (smooth, nor ridged, side) or heavy based pan.
Homemade Pancake Syrup. Make sure to read the Homemade cane syrup "pin" to replace the corn syrup called for in this recipe. : )