To make sure I don’t OD on syrup, I dip the pancakes in it rather than slopping it on top of the pancakes. I need some cute little bowls for this, but for now — little OJ juice cups work just fine! I use real maple syrup instead of the fake stuff. Check out the ingredients list on the “regular” syrups and you’ll be willing to pay the extra few dollars for the pure syrup!
LK – Read my response to your comment on my dinner meal! Good luck with marathoning!