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Homemade Blueberry Syrup is a quick & easy addition to breakfast. Just 3 ingredients & you have the perfect sauce for pancakes, waffles or even ice cream.
It’s back to school time. Can you believe it? Seems those weekday mornings are so hectic, which makes it so hard to make sure everyone is full before the day really gets going. To keep simple breakfast options available for the kids & I like to whip up this quick & easy Homemade Blueberry Syrup to go with them.
The mornings, they are crazy right? The older my kids get, the harder it is for me to make sure they are eating breakfast before rushing off to their school & work commitments. They are usually wrapping up the final details of term papers & getting in those last couple minutes of studying before an exam in the morning & typically forget about getting in a good breakfast. But breakfast is so important to make sure they are thinking clearly & performing at their highest level.
So in order to make sure they have something that is “grab-n-go” easy but still warm & filling, I like to keep a box of these Jimmy Dean® Pancake & Sausage On a Stick in the freezer for them. I like that they are made with pork and chicken & that they are microwaveable. That makes breakfast time super fast while delivering 6g of protein per serving. I mean, you just can’t go wrong with pancake batter covering a sausage link. Unless of course, you dunk it in a little bit of Homemade Blueberry Syrup.
Blueberry Syrup Recipe
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This Blueberry Syrup can be made in just a few minutes. Just place the blueberries, water & sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat & then reduce to low and simmer for 10-12 minutes. Allow this to cool for about 10 minutes before transferring to a blender. You want to use caution when putting anything hot in a blender. I know it can be easy to get impatient, but it is really best to allow to cool to room temperature before this step.
Here are some commonly asked questions…
Where can I find Jimmy Dean Pancake & Sausage On a Stick?
I like to pick it up at my local Walmart when doing my weekly shopping. Not only is it convenient but also helps me stick to my budget.
Can I use frozen blueberries?
Yes, you can. It doesn’t really matter if you use frozen or fresh. I like to have this syrup year-round, so I always have some frozen blueberries on hand for when we need them. But in the summer when my blueberry bush is producing buckets-full of berries, we make this with fresh & give it out to the neighbors.
Can this recipe be made with other berries?
Yes, you can do that as well. I would recommend reducing the berries by about 1/4 cup since most other berry varieties are larger than blueberries.
Can I use artificial sweetener in place of sugar?
I have not personally tried it. I would imagine if it were something that could be swapped 1:1 it would be fine. But the sugar does more than add sweetness to this syrup. The amount of liquid produced by that amount of sugar when heated is what gives the syrup it’s consistency. By changing the quantity or replacing it would change not only the taste but also the amount of liquid you would need to add & how long it would need to cook. Please keep these things in mind when altering this recipe.
Homemade Blueberry Syrup
For this recipe you will need…
- Jimmy Dean Pancake & Sausage On a Stick
- granulated sugar
- 2qt saucepan
- microwave – for the Jimmy Dean Pancake & Sausage On a Stick
It’s a great way to kick start your day! YUM!
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HOW TO MAKE BLUEBERRY SYRUP
Homemade Blueberry Syrup
- 2 1/4 cups fresh blueberries *you can use frozen if they are out of season
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup water
- Add all ingredients to a 2 qt. saucepan & bring to a boil over med-high heat.
- Reduce heat & simmer about 10-12 minutes.
- Remove from heat & allow to cool to room temperature in pan.
- Once cool- transfer to blender & pulse until it's smooth & all the pieces of skin are undetectable.
- Transfer to airtight container & store in refrigerator.
- I like to heat for about 30 seconds in the microwave before using.