Blueberry Syrup

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This quick and easy Blueberry Syrup is a fresh and fruity topping for pancakes and so much more!

Quick and Easy Blueberry Syrup - It is a Keeper

Hi everyone!  It’s me again!  I hope you all are having a fantastic summer.

Summer is my favorite time of year especially as July rolls around because that means my birthday is getting close.  Yay!

One of my all time favorite meals is pancakes with fruit syrup!  On my blog I’ve talked about my ridiculous love of IHOP and have recreated many of my favorites- from their special fluffy eggs to their double chocolate pancakes.

It was even my restaurant of choice when I completed my last final exam in college after having my oldest child and moving cross country.  Some people might have chosen a fancier place but I wanted my IHOP!


Quick and Easy Blueberry Syrup - It is a Keeper

I also happen to adore IHOP’s Rooty Tooty Fresh and Fruity with either strawberries or blueberries.

I felt a little silly that I never made it at home when I was experimenting in the kitchen one day with some strawberries that were on the verge of going bad.  They needed to be used quickly and my husband suggested trying to make a sauce.  Well it came out fantastic and now that strawberry sauce is a staple when we do our big breakfasts.

So it was a natural jump to make blueberry syrup when we had a ton of blueberries to use up.  And with summer comes great deals on blueberries and strawberries so we always have a ton!  So snag a couple extra baskets the next time you are at the grocery store and whip up some blueberry syrup!

Quick and Easy Blueberry Syrup - It is a Keeper

So what is your breakfast syrup of choice?  Blueberry, strawberry, butter pecan, or maple?

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Blueberry Syrup

Blueberry Syrup

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  • 4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon or 1 drop lemon essential oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water


  • In a small saucepan, add blueberries, ½ cup water, and 2 Tbsp sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest or lemon oil and heat to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 6-7 minutes.
  • In a small bowl combine ½ Tbsp cornstarch and ¼ cold water till well mixed together. Add cornstarch mixture to blueberry mixture and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until desired thickness.

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