In the Kitchen: Healthy Blueberry Syrup

Most of us love drizzling sweet maple syrup on our morning pancakes or dumping a spoonful of sugar on our breakfast cereal. However, what we don’t love is that sugar is about as unhealthy for you as it is delicious. As a healthy alternative, try our recipe for healthy blueberry syrup, a delicious topping for pancakes and waffles, as well as a healthier breakfast alternatives like yogurt and granola.

Make a batch for Sunday brunch and surprise your guests with a healthy twist that’s inspired by the fruit of summer.


Healthy Blueberry Syrup

(Makes about 1 cup)







  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until thick, stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve warm.


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