I noticed I got a couple of hitS on my post about a homemade energy gel I found made from maltodextrin and jelly and a bunch of other things. This was too complex!
Here is a recipe for what I use now. Two ingredients and 40g of carbs per ounce as opposed to 25g from GU. I think my stuff tastes better. Like mild butterscotch. Just mix 21oz of brown rice syrup and 4 oz of blue agave syrup. Put it whatever if comfortable for you to carry it in. I don’t have a fuel belt, so I just bought 4oz bottles from REI and fill them.
I didn’t create this on my own. I found it in the Internet somewhere and altered the quantities to my taste.