Shake up your morning routine with this nutritious home made pancake syrup! The best part? It’s only 2 ingredients! How often is life that easy? Never… but we’ll save that for a different day.
For now, let’s focus on this beautiful, easy, delicious and nutritious home made pancake syrup recipe that your kids will love and you can use to top so many recipes!Jump to Recipe
Home Made Syrup Made With Honey
Store bought syrups can be made of a variety of things; pure maple syrup from Vermont, for example… or a concoction of chemicals, sugar and corn syrup.
So, what does syrup mean anyway? According to Webster’s syrup is defined as:
a thick sweet liquid made by dissolving sugar in boiling water or a thick sweet liquid containing medicine or used as a drink.
For this recipe we are ditching any toxic sugars and fructose corn syrup, and focusing on subbing it with honey. We are essentially creating a thick sweet liquid containing medicine. Combined with our second ingredient, berries, we’re creating a perfect, healthy syrup concoction.
Is Honey Healthy For You?
Is honey healthy for you? Let’s take a moment and look at the potential health benefits, especially if you are feeding it to your kiddos.
Honey contains antioxidants and anti inflammatory effects. This natural necter can help fight off bacteria, and can be more effective at healing coughs than cold medicine.
When harvested locally, honey can prevent allergies.
Have you noticed that many popular cold medicines for kids are now honey based?
Homemade Syrup For Pancakes With Berries
This homemade syrup also features berries. Organic blueberries are believed to be one of the highest antioxidant foods you can eat! They protect against heart disease and cancer, reduce diabetes risk, improve brain health and more!
Blueberries truly are a delicious super food that you can happily feed your kids (and yourself) every day.
We stock up on frozen blueberries from Costco and use them to make home made syrup.
Of course, you can use any berry with this recipe. We’ve enjoyed raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and mixed blends! All berries have powerful nutrient profiles.
Simple Steps For Making Home Made Syrup
For your home made syrup, you’ll use a ratio of one cup berries to one tablespoon honey. One cup works well for topping my three kids pancakes,but if my husband and I are eating as well I’ll double the recipe.
If you are using frozen berries, you’ll want to start warming them first without the honey over medium heat.
Once the berries start to thaw and you see berry juice when stirring, you can add the honey.
From there, stir until you get the desired viscosity of your home made syrup. The longer you stir, the more liquid your syrup will be.
We use this home made syrup on many breakfast options… My kids dress up their plain yogurt with it, and we also enjoy the syrup mixed into oatmeal as well.
Home Made Blueberry Syrup
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- Warm one cup blueberries over medium heat
- When blueberries start to juice when stirred, add one tablespoon honey
- Lower heat and continue to stir blueberries and honey until desired consistency is achieved.