2 Minute Blueberry Maple Syrup

BY : PUBLISHED : January 26th, 2022

If you have a handful of fresh blueberries and wonder what to do with them, you must try this 2 Minute Blueberry Maple Syrup! It will give your favorite breakfast pancakes a blast of sweet and tangy flavors! This berry-infused syrupy goodness comes together in 1 to 2 minutes. It is so easy it may not even qualify as a recipe – more of a kitchen hack that is well worth your time making.

completed 2 Minute Blueberry Maple Syrup in a white bowl against a white surface and light towel

Homemade Blueberry Maple Syrup

Blueberries are one of the most popular types of berries because they are super versatile and used in various sweet dishes. They are used to flavor cakes, ice cream, cookies, bread, pies, sauces, and smoothies. They also make for healthy, natural snacks. Did you know that blueberries as considered a superfood? They are low in calories and are bursting with fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin K. They are also considered the king of antioxidants among all common fruits and vegetables!

So mixing them with your usual maple syrup does not only add amazing flavors but makes it super nutritious and is good for our body. It will definitely amp your pancake game! It’s luxurious and sweet, and you’ll want to slather it on everything! And believe me, it tastes better than anything you can buy at the store.

An All-around Syrup!

Try it on our Banana Pancakes or Mandarin pancakes for a yummy gourmet breakfast treat. However, do not just confine yourself to using them with just your pancakes! This versatile syrup can be used and enjoyed in a number of ways!

  • It’s great on cornbread or biscuits, as well as waffles or crepes.
  • Add it to your dairy-free simple ice cream, smoothies, vegan milkshakes, or vegan yogurt. You will immediately fall in love with how good they will turn out!
  • Bring some excitement to your everyday oatmeal or porridge and infuse some fruity sweetness into them.
  • Another great way to use it is to mix it into your salad dressing or add it directly into your vegetable salad – so delicious!
  • You can also use this to top or fill your cupcakes and cakes to make them instantly fancier!

Two-Ingredient Blueberry Maple Syrup

  • Fresh blueberries – These berries grow best from late May through mid-August, but they can be found in almost any grocery store any time of the year. Though fresh is best for this recipe, frozen berries will do in a pinch!
  • Maple syrup – Our go-to pancake topping! We will just be using 2 to 3 tablespoons in this recipe. You can use Golden, Amber, Dark, and Very Dark – whatever you have. Just remember, the darker the color, the richer the taste is.

How to make the Blueberry Maple Syrup in 2 Minutes!

  1. In a small saucepan, combine blueberries and maple syrup. Cook for 1 minute over medium heat or until blueberries soften and release their juices.
  2. If desired, lightly mash, then pour over waffles or pancakes of choice.

completed 2 Minute Blueberry Maple Syrup in a white bowl against a white surface and light towel

Tips, Add-ons, and Substitutions

  1. Blueberries are generally sweet, but there are a few sour ones. So, when picking blueberries for this dish, pay attention to the plumpness and color. The softer and darker they are, the sweeter they become. They’re sour if they’re still too firm and are redish in color.
  2. Do not overcook the blueberry maple syrup, or it will acquire a bitter taste and will crystalize.
  3. To make a variety of fruity maple syrups, you can combine or replace the blueberries in this recipe with raspberries, strawberries, or other fruits and berries that you like that are in season.
  4. A dash of vanilla extract and lemon juice will elevate the flavors even more.
  5. You can make this recipe ahead of time, and it can easily be doubled or tripled. Once you have tried it, it will make sense for you to stock up!

Storage Notes

This 2 Minute Blueberry Maple Syrup can be made in advance and stored in a glass jar or any airtight container in the fridge.  It should stay fresh for about 2 to 3 weeks. Make sure to sterilize the jar and always use a clean spoon to scoop a portion to prevent bacteria growth.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why is my blueberry maple syrup runny?   If you want your syrup to be thicker, heat it longer to allow more of the water to evaporate. Or you can add more maple syrup to thicken it.
  2. What should I do if it becomes too thick? Don’t fret. You can easily thin it out by adding a splash of water and stirring them until you get the perfect consistency you are looking for.
  3. What can I use aside from maple syrup? Agave, brown rice syrup, or brown sugar can be a good substitute for maple syrup.
  4. Is it okay to use overripe blueberries? Absolutely! They are actually ideal for this recipe because they are easier to soften and mash. So do not let them go to waste.

 Here are some more blueberry recipes for you to try!  

  1. Mixed Berry Ice Cream – Just exactly what we need after dinner.  Mixed berry ice cream that’s light, flavorful, and surprisingly easy to make. But it’s the blueberry maple syrup on top that will make this extra delicious.
  2. Peach Blueberry Muffins – These fluffy muffins are not your typical blueberry-style-muffin. They have more flavor and depth and are moister than the ones you would typically get at a coffee shop.
  3. Blueberry Overnight Oats – Double or triple this recipe and have breakfast for the week! So easy to eat on the go in a jar or in a mug. It straight-up tastes like dessert.

Photos by Alfonso Revilla

completed 2 Minute Blueberry Maple Syrup in a white bowl against a white surface and light towel

2 Minute Blueberry Maple Syrup

Renee Press
If you have a handful of fresh blueberries and wonder what to do withthem, you must try this 2 Minute Blueberry Maple Syrup! It will give yourfavorite breakfast pancakes a blast of sweet and tangy flavors!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 2 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 24 kcal
METHOD Stovetop
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup of fresh blueberries (frozen will work too)
  • 2-3 Tablespoons of maple syrup

Instructions
 

  • Place blueberries in a small saucepan with maple syrup. Cook on medium heat for 1 minute until blueberries just begin to soften and release juices.
  • Mash lightly if desired and pour over waffle or pancakes of choice.

Nutrition

Calories: 24kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 25mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 10IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg
Keyword blueberry, breakfast, brunch, easy, fast, fire and earth kitchen, gluten free, gourmet, healthy, ideas, maple, quick, recipes, syrup, vegan, yummy
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About Renee Press

Renee Press is the founder of Fire and Earth Kitchen in Seattle WA. which offers cooking classes, food coaching, and chef services. She's on a mission to make vegan, gluten-free cooking easy, accessible, and delicious for everyone. fireandearthkitchen.com

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