Looking for an easy and simple blueberry sauce to dollop over your stack of pancakes, ice cream, cakes? Look no further, this blueberry sauce is for you.
I created this recipe on a whim years back when I had first created my oats & brown rice flour pancakes (which might I add you can check out here if you are hankering for some yummy gluten-free pancakes). I have always topped my pancakes with maple syrup, been doing so since childhood. Please don’t get me wrong I still love my maple syrup, can’t really have pancakes without it, it is an absolute must especially for us Canadians, we love our maple syrup!
Yet one day I found myself wanting something a little more, something to take my pancakes to another level. I had some blueberries on hand and thought why not try my hand at making a sauce. A blueberry sauce seemed like an easy enough thing to do and quite tasty at that. Blueberries are nice and tart might compliment the pancakes nicely. How hard could it be?
The answer my friends, SUPER easy! Oh my goodness. So. so. easy. I honestly didn’t realize how easy it would be until I made it. It made me wonder why I hadn’t tried sooner. I had seen recipes on cooking shows before but they always added loads of sugar and it seemed to take forever so never really felt the urge to make it before.
I am a firm believer in keeping things simple and let me tell you it can’t get more simple than this blueberry sauce. It is just 3 simple ingredients. Yes, you read right, just 3 simple ingredients. Blueberries + Lemon Juice + Honey = Blissful Blueberry Sauce.
The beauty of this sauce is it is super versatile and is not just for pancakes. It can also be used on top of cakes, cupcakes, cheesecakes, ice cream, yogurt there are truly so many possibilities. However, the true task at hand is seeing how long it lasts because let me tell you, once you have some, it will be disappearing quickly because it is just that good.
Sprinkles recipe fun facts:
• BLUEBERRIES – one of the best superfoods and jam-packed with antioxidants and vitamin C, which is great for your immune system.
• LEMON JUICE – is filled with rays of the sunshine vitamin C and is immune-boosting.
• HONEY – is rich in antioxidants and antibacterial that can help fight infections.
So I think that’s enough talking about this blissful blueberry sauce, shall we start making some?
Simple Blueberry Sauce
- 2 cups fresh blueberries (or frozen)
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbsp honey (or maple syrup to make vegan)
*Tapicoa Slurry (to thicken the Blueberry Sauce)
- 1 tsp tapioca flour
- 2-3 tsp water
- small saucepan
- silicone spatula
- measuring cup
- measuring spoon
- Place the saucepan on medium heat, once the pan is heated up add the lemon juice and honey, mix together.
- After about 2-3 minutes you should notice the honey has melted down and the mixture will start to bubble. It's now time to add the blueberries. Incorporate the blueberries with the lemon and honey mixture well.
- The blueberries will start to bubble after a couple of minutes, if it is rapidly bubbling just turn down the heat a notch. Stir every so often.
- For the Frozen blueberries, the sauce will be done in 5 minutes. Once the blueberries have broken down a bit and the sauce has thickened a bit your sauce is ready. Even if the sauce is a bit runny it's fine, it'll be just as tasty.
- For fresh blueberries, the sauce will be done in 10 minutes. It takes longer for the juices to break down for the fresh blueberries but it is so worth it. Even if the sauce is runny and hasn’t thickened fear not, it’s fine it will thicken more once it cools down, which I highly recommend.
- *If you like your sauce on the thicker side, with a more jam-like consistency you can add a little tapioca starch slurry (tapioca + water is a slurry) and add it in when you're making the sauce it will make it way thicker if that is what you fancy. Any which way you like it, I guarantee one tasty blueberry sauce! Serve on top of oats & brown rice flour pancakes, ice cream, yogurt, cakes, the possibilities are endless!