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Berry Syrup


On Saturday morning I wanted to make pancakes and I’ve had frozen berries in the freezer for a while that I’ve really needed to use up. ¬†My first idea was to put the berries in the pancake batter, but that just didn’t sound that great. ¬†Growing up we used to use berry syrup on our pancakes, not maple syrup, so I got the idea to make my own with the berries.

It wasn’t very syrupy, but it was delicious! Plus it was super easy and I was able to throw it together while my pancakes were cooking on the griddle.

I used frozen berries, but I don’t know why it wouldn’t work with fresh berries. Or cherries!

Berry Syrup


  • 1 1/2 cup berries
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  2. Crush berries to release juices.
  3. Cook for 5 minutes and serve warm over pancakes.


In my usual fashion, I made a huge mess while making something incredibly simple. Oh well.


Try this the next time you make pancakes!