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This delicious homemade blueberry syrup adds a wow factor to the homemade pancakes. Pour this warm and sticky blueberry syrup all over the pancake stack, and watch this dark purple sweetness forming waterfalls and lakes on your plate! You’ll be tasting every single one of those real blueberries in the syrup, with their flavor so sweet and intense! This blueberry pancake syrup is a true heaven for all the blueberry lovers!
The fact that people don’t commonly make their own pancake syrup from scratch doesn’t mean it’s difficult to do so. In fact, homemade blueberry syrup is one of the easiest recipes you could find! This particular blueberry syrup recipe uses just 3 ingredients: water, sugar and blueberries. All you need to do to make syrup is combine these three ingredients in a small pot and boil for 15 minutes – that’s all there is to it!
I came across this blueberry syrup recipe by accident. I cook almost every day for my family, but it was my first time making blueberry syrup. We always have maple syrup with our pancakes, so I just never felt a need for any other syrup, let alone making the syrup myself. Until one weekend I wanted to make pancakes for breakfast, got the whole family excited about the pancakes and then realized that we were out of maple syrup :) I didn’t want to let everyone down by not having pancakes, so I thought – is there a way I can make a pancake syrup myself? I had a bag of frozen blueberries in the freezer, and that’s how the idea for the homemade blueberry pancake syrup was born. Water and sugar boiled together turn into sugary syrup when some of the water evaporates, and when you add blueberries to the mix, it turns into blueberry syrup!
You can use fresh or frozen blueberries – it really doesn’t matter which ones you will use because they’ll be cooked in a boiling water. My favorite part of this blueberry syrup are the actual whole blueberries – it is so exciting to have real blueberries in a real blueberry syrup on top of pancakes on your plate! And to have a true blueberry fix, pour it over homemade blueberry pancakes! This pancake feast with a cup of coffee – doesn’t get any better than that!
You can store the leftover syrup, covered, in a refrigerator for up to a week. If the syrup gets too thick, you can thin it by adding a little water and stirring. You can warm it in a microwave or simply serve cold. This homemade blueberry syrup is not limited to just pancakes – you can serve it with waffles, french toast, or as a sweetener for smoothies, tea or cocktails! Blueberry syrup also tastes amazing served over ice cream!
- 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- Combine blueberries, sugar and water in a small saucepan.
- Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low and boil uncovered for 15 minutes, or until the water is reduced by half.