Homemade Blueberry Syrup Recipe

Blueberries in your pancakes are one thing, but this blueberry syrup on your pancakes is another. You’ll enjoy rich blueberry flavor in every bite!

This post was originally published in 2013. It has been updated with a new recipe video so you can see just how easy this homemade syrup is to make. Enjoy!

Breakfast is one meal that makes everyone happy. For this reason, I implemented a once a week breakfast-for-dinner night at our house, usually Thursdays.

Homemade syrup recipe made with fresh blueberries

Homemade Syrup

I love to take a break from what seems to be the constant “eat your dinner” nag that repeatedly comes out of my mouth. My kids take forever to eat dinner (like an hour sometimes) and are just not that into food. It’s a shame because I like to cook. Except for Baby G., He has always been very much into food. 

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There are some “staples” like homemade pancakes and syrup that they will devour.  My auntie gave me a fantastic recipe for pancakes years ago, and it’s the only one I make. From time to time I add some ground flax, a mashed banana or pureed beets… but the basic recipe is the same. Fluffy, delicious and nutritious pancakes every time. You can also grab our easy recipe for gluten free pancakes if you need it. We’ve found that our gluten free pancakes are the perfect match for this tasty blueberry syrup.

You know what I love about real food? That there is no “secret” ingredient that makes the recipe better. Fresh ingredients are always best. 

That’s the concept I used to create the Family KickStart Program. Good, whole food that the whole family can enjoy together!

If you haven’t heard about Family KickStart yet, it’s the only 30-day whole eating plan that was specifically created for busy families. In it, you’ll find delicious recipes that your kids will actually enjoy, 4 weeks of meal plans, 50+ recipes, and even shopping lists. I took care of all the leg-work so you can focus on cooking amazing food with those fresh ingredients we love so much. Learn more about the Family KickStart program here!

homemade blueberry syrup

Homemade blueberry syrup

So why am I writing about these pancakes and blueberry syrup sauce? Last time we went to IHOP with the kids (like two or three years ago on the drive back from DisneyWorld) my daughter was surprised to see that there were other “syrups” on the table.

Although we haven’t been back to IHOP since, she remembers the syrup. It’s crazy the kinds of things kids remember about a place! So, she’s requested to have blueberry syrup with her pancakes; like the one from that restaurant.

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Of course, you know my answer. I am not going to buy make-believe syrup.

Once again, I asked myself: how hard could it be to make real blueberry syrup? Not very hard at all. You will see how easy and delicious a few ingredients and make your plain pancakes into wow! pancakes.

How to make blueberry syrup

And there you have it, my friends. Perfect pancakes and real blueberry syrup everyone will love. After this one, be sure to try my recipe for Strawberry Syrup. It’s another family favorite at our house!

homemade syrup recipe

Homemade Blueberry Syrup Recipe

This homemade syrup recipe is made with fresh or frozen blueberries and is a tasty topping to any pancake or waffle recipe!

  • Author: Laura Fuentes – SuperGlueMom
  • Yield: 22 1/2 cups 1x


  • 2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup sugar or honey
  • 1 cup + 2 Tablespoons water, divided
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch (or tapioca starch for grain-free)


  1. Combine 2 Tablespoons water and cornstarch in a small dish and set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring water, sugar or honey, and blueberries to a boil. Stir occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes. Add water+starch mixture and blend well. The sauce will thicken, the blueberries will have busted open and it begins to smell like pie.
  3. Store in refrigerator up to two weeks. Take out a few minutes before serving at room temperature or warm.


If your kids don’t mind blueberry pieces, make your pancakes and serve the sauce as is. My beautiful picky eaters don’t like blueberry “pieces” so I insert an immersion blender and blend well. If you do this, you will need to add about 1/4 cup additional water before blending or it will be too thick. Of course, you can adjust to the “runny” consistency of your choosing.


  • Calories: 357
  • Fat: .5g
  • Carbohydrates: 94.9g
  • Protein: 1.4g

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132 thoughts on “Homemade Blueberry Syrup Recipe”

  1. kentuckylady717 says:

    Thanks, Laura finally found it….can’t wait to make this…..sounds delicious…..and will try your pancake recipe too, I do have one and make mine from scratch, but will try yours for a change…..giving it a 5 star before I even make it…..because it looks like one lol….

  2. Sally says:

    Looks fabulous – and so easy! Will plan to make the syrup with honey very soon! Thanks!

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      enjoy Sally!

  3. Vanessa says:

    I was looking for a recipe that sounded delicious and was quick. I was a little unsure about this one at first because it seemed too simple. But I am so happy I made this. My son didn’t want any at first because he doesn’t like blueberry syrup, but I convinced him to try some, and he loved it! This recipe is one we will definitely be using again and again. It has a fresh yet perfectly balanced sweetness to it. Thank you for this delicious recipe!

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      Thank you Vanessa! I am thrilled he decided to try it and he loved it.

  4. Erin says:

    This was absolutely delicious on our french toast last night! I really could have just eaten it like soup with a spoon!

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      I’m so glad it was a hit Erin!

  5. Chie says:

    I am going to bake a cheesecake and I want a homemade blueberry topping syrup. I’m glad I found your recipe which is easy and quick to make and looks really homemade. Upon seeing the very appealing pictures I knew at once that this is exactly the one I am looking for and that would make a yummy topping on my cheesecake. Thanks for sharing your recipe! 🙂

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      Enjoy the cheesecake!

  6. Steve says:

    Just made this with our fresh, MI blueberries – fantastic! Its breakfast-for-dinner, tomorrow and I’ll be trying your pancakes to go with this.. great site, thanks much!

  7. Steve says:

    ((I forgot the stars in the review)) I Just made this with our fresh, MI blueberries – fantastic! Its breakfast-for-dinner, tomorrow and I’ll be trying your pancakes to go with this.. great site, thanks much!

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      Thanks so much Steve! Glad you liked the sauce. 🙂

  8. Teresa Clinton says:

    Can this blueberry syrup be prepared and then frozen?

    1. Stephanie Schneller says:

      yes, you can freeze 🙂

  9. Tamika says:

    Great recipe and video for blueberry syrup! I loved it. Perfect for my snow day breakfast.

  10. Maggie Durang says:

    I just made double recipes of both syrups Can these syrups be frozen? They are delicious!!

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      Yes! enjoy

  11. Debbie says:

    Can this recipe be prepared and canned?

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      It sure can. Same way you’d can jams. Enjoy!

  12. Carol says:

    can you can the blueberry syrup recipe (i.e. put in water bath and seal the jars).

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      I haven’t canned the syrup but I’ve canned homemade blueberry jelly. It’s not that much different so I’m sure you can.

  13. Destiny says:

    Oh my! I love this! I made syrups this morning using this recipe and it was simply amazing!
    I made blueberry and strawberry at first at both were perfect. I have a bunch of blackberries so I made some using those! So good! Have you used this recipe on other kinds of fruits like Peach or Mango? Or maybe some sort of Apple syrup?
    Just imagining makes my mouth water- haha.

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      Yes! you can definitely use this basic method/recipe for other fruits. Enjoy!

  14. Anjuli says:

    Hi, thanks for this recipe. I do have few follow up questions – For frozen berries – (1) Do I need to thaw them before I add them to the pan? (2) Also, how long can the syrup last in the fridge? (3) Can I make it in bulk and freeze some (including the cornstarch added to it)? Thank you 🙂

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      You can take the blueberries from freezer to pan without any issues. The syrup will be good for up to a week in the fridge and in the freezer for 3 months. Enjoy!

  15. Abbi says:

    Do you mean yields 2 1/2 cups? My husband and I just made raspberry syrup and it yielded 2 1/2 cups.

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      I tend to leave mine longer to simmer so it gets down to 1 1/2 cups. However yes, it can yield 2 – 2 1/2 cups. Thanks for making it!

  16. Jeremy Marchand says:

    If you’re considering using honey instead of sugar, I would recommend using a lighter spring honey. Otherwise, your syrup will likely come out like mine did where it tastes more like honey instead of blueberries…. I will be making this recipe with sugar from now on.

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      Definitely a lighter honey or cut it in half. Thank you for trying my recipe, Jeremy.

      1. Jeremy Marchand says:

        I did make another batch with sugar and it came out great!

        Thanks again!

  17. Ashley says:

    I just made 130 jars of this blueberry syrup for favors for my upcoming wedding. They turned out perfectly!!

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      AMAZING!!! and Congratulations on your wedding!

  18. Maria says:

    Can I freeze leftovers?

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      Yes! I put them in an ice cube tray and freeze! super easy.

  19. Kim says:

    I. have already made my grocery list for the glutten free pancakes. Had every intention of buying suckers sugar free syurp. This blueberry recp has my attention, no doubt! Have you made this with. “Stevia” for example? You dont have to agree witg tge war on sugar statements, just inexperienced with this recp & wanted some feedback on changing it. Thank you!

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      Yes, all the time. I use 1/4 teaspoon of stevia and I find it to be enough to sweeten. Just cook down the berries and water + stevia until a syrup forms.

  20. click here says:

    Wow, I am in awe of this syrup. I just paired it with fluffy buttermilk pancakes and spiced apples (which I sautéed with butter, cinnamon, and a little lemon juice), and I have to say, it was one of the most incredible things I’ve ever eaten. It’s so simple, but incredibly delicious. With the apples, it tasted almost like a dessert, but more buttery than sweet. I love it! Keep the recipes coming!

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      I’m so glad! I have a Strawberry Syrup and a Peach Syrup for you to try too!

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