Easy Blueberry Syrup Recipe

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


  • 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.
  3. Add water+starch mixture and mix to combine. Turn off heat, let it sit for 5 minutes to thicken.
  4. For a smooth syrup, transfer the mixture to a blender and blend until smooth.
  5. Store in an airtight container or jar in the refrigerator for one to two weeks. Take out a few minutes before serving at room temperature or warm in the microwave.



  • 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.


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