An easy sauce to lift your pancake game is this fresh blueberry maple sauce. This blueberry sauce for pancakes is ready in under five minutes.
This post was originally published on Nov 30, 2018. It has been updated with some improved photographs, clearer writing, and some updates to the recipe.
I remember in the time BC, weekend breakfasts were a very relaxed affair. Waking up, grabbing a warm mug of coffee and reading the news or latest magazine before tucking into a lovely plate of food. These days, Things 1 and 2 don’t yet seem to appreciate the concept of a relaxed morning. However, one thing that does work is when we make pancakes. My boys love them, and on a Saturday morning, it is a great way to have everyone sit down together to eat. It brings me back to my childhood, doing something similar with my parents and sister.
One difference, though, is the country we are in. As of writing, we still live in the UK rather than across the pond in my beloved Nova Scotia. Every time either I go back, or a family member comes over I use the opportunity to stock up on North American food that is hard to get in the UK. Ok, this isn’t exactly true. We are actually talking about food items that reminded me of my childhood. In bulk.
Being a child of the late ’80s and ’90s, when I walk through the aisles of the local Walmart Supercentre I stock up on boxes of Jello, chocolate Jello pudding, and kraft dinner. In my defense, and this is very flimsy, you can’t get these in the UK easily. And I want to share some of the mass-produced goodness with my kids. For the record, they loved the jello and jello pudding. Kraft Dinner doesn’t go down well, I think I’ve spoiled them with real mac and cheese so the powdered stuff is always met with derision.
Blueberry sauce for pancakes
One item I always purchase is some replacement maple syrup. Now, you can get this over in the UK. However, it is both eye-wateringly expensive, and also seems like a poorer quality. Makes sense, you would keep the best stuff for yourself!
When I arrived home after my last trip back, being both exhausted from the flight, being thrown right into dad mode and feeling a bit homesick, I decided I needed to make some breakfast comfort food. Rummaging through the fridge I discovered some blueberries. Being inspired, I ran upstairs and rummaged through my suitcase to find some of the maple syrup. Tossing both into a pan with some water and cornstarch, and bingo bango we got delicious Blueberry Maple Sauce.
Honestly, the blueberry sauce went down a treat with Thing 1 and 2 along with some fresh pancakes. Plus, as an added bonus, not only were they easy to make it was also a cinch to clean up.
What do you need to make blueberry maple sauce
Making the blueberry sauce is so easy, it only takes a few ingredients.
- Maple Syrup
- Lemon juice
- Vanilla extract
How to make blueberry sauce
- This sauce is so easy to make, all you need is a good pot and a spoon. P Place the blueberries and water into a pan on low/medium heat. Let it bubble away for 3-4 minutes until the berries just start to break down. If it looks too dry, do add a bit more water.
- Take off the heat and stir in the maple syrup, cornflour, lemon juice, and vanilla extract to and stir until silky smooth. Serve hot over pancakes.
Variations of blueberry sauce
While this sauce is great on pancakes and waffles, it is also great with other baked goods (like scones and donuts). Also, with try it with some vanilla ice cream.
If you want to use it with a savoury dish (like roast pork loin), take away the vanilla extract so you have a sharper flavour.
What goes with blueberry maple sauce?
Drinks – Coffee. Always coffee.
Music – Get yourself some Stan Rogers on Spotify/Apple Music.
Blueberry Maple Sauce
- 250 g Blueberry
- 50 g Grade A Maple Syrup
- 25 g Water
- 1/2 tsp Cornflour
- 1 tsp Lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
- Place the blueberries and water into a pan on low/medium heat. Let it bubble away for 3-4 minutes until the berries just start to break down. If it looks too dry, do add a bit more water.
- Take off the heat and stir in the maple syrup, corn flour, lemon juice, and vanilla extract to and stir until silky smooth. Serve hot over pancakes!