This is such a simple recipe I feel a little silly posting it. I had never thought of it though and my friend Nancy mentioned it the other day and I couldn’t wait to try it myself.
Do you remember blueberry syrup from when you were a kid? My Mom used to buy it on occasion and now I cringe because goodness knows what goes into some of those products. Plus remember how sweet that stuff was? I get a cavity just thinking of it.
But guess what? You can make your own blueberry syrup at home in just seconds and it is so good on pancakes, waffles, English Muffins, scones, drizzle over ice cream or pound cake… Yum! This is a clean eating recipe too so it is very healthy. We try to pack in as many blueberries as possible into our diet because they are so very good for you.
All you need to do is place some fresh blueberries in a microwave safe bowl and heat for approximately 60 seconds. Be careful here- you want to use a bowl that is large because the blueberries will pop and overflow if you use a tiny dish. (Not that I would know from experience or anything and yes the microwave is finally clean.) This is what it should look like- you can heat more or less depending on how chunky you like it.
I made this over waffles for my girls for lunch today and there was not a sound to be heard. They gobbled this up so fast I couldn’t believe it.
So just pop a waffle in the toaster (we like Van’s) and this syrup will probably be done before the waffle is ready. It is a very fast breakfast.
I made myself a little snack with a toasted English Muffin and a little cream cheese. The blueberries on top were a great substitution for jam.
If you want a little kick to your syrup, you might try a drizzle of lemon juice or orange juice. If this isn’t sweet enough, you can always mix in a tiny bit of sugar.
And I just tossed a handful of berries into a bowl to heat- but if you want exact measurements this jar represents about 9 oz of berries.
I would say 9oz was just enough for both children plus my English Muffin. This is a little watery so pour the syrup just as you are ready to eat.
And if you are interested in making your own super simple jam, check out my 5 Minute Freezer Jam recipe here.