Yacon Syrup Recipe and Kitchen Economics

Check out our simple recipe for yacon syrup. The syrup can be poured over pancakes or French toast.

And the residue doesn’t have to go to waste – you can mix it with other dishes.

Yacon syrup recipe
Yacon Syrup

Yacon “water root” in the Inca language, it’s filled with fructo-oligosaccharide and dietary fiber. The former gives you sweetness without being absorbed into your system as sugar; the latter promotes great gut health. So cheers to diabetics and probiotics!

Yacon Syrup Recipe:


  • Yacon cleaned, peeled and diced


  1. Peel the yacon.
  2. Cut in chunks.
  3. Puree in a blender.
  4. Strain with a cheesecloth to extract the juice.
  5. Boil the juice until reduced to a syrupy consistency.
Yacon sapal or husk with sitaw or string beans

Don’t throw the sapal or residual husk!

One kitchen economics hack we discovered is that you can make pastries with it or add to any vegetable sauté like what I did (leeks, sitaw, desiccated coconut, and yacon sapal). It was surprisingly good!

Yacon do it! Enjoy the sweet and healthy treat that is yacon syrup while maximizing the husk as an ingredient in other dishes. Subscribe to a small harvest of fruits delivered to your own home. Sign up for our Seasonal Fruit Share and participate in our community shared agriculture.


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