I've occasionally used some of that no-sugar added fruit spread (you know, the stuff that's like jam, it's sold near the jams & jelly in the grocery store) warmed in the microwave a bit til it's pour-able.
In and of itself, I do not think corn syrup or HFCS is evil. Here's a Spark article on it: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
Even if you used real maple syrup, or honey-- you're still talking about "sugar" in one of it's forms. Just because it's *real* maple syrup, doesn't mean we can use more of it. The point is to limit our overall use, no matter what the source is. Whether it's sugar in our coffee, syrup on our pancakes, honey on our toast, sweetened applesauce, half a candy bar for a treat-- it all adds up.