This is so simple. Before we ate real food, I made my own syrup using brown sugar, white sugar, cornstarch, etc. It was yummy, but it wasn’t real. And certainly not good for us. Since we still enjoy pancakes and french toast, I had to come up with a syrup solution.
2 c. frozen or fresh blueberries (or raspberries are also very yummy)
1/4 c. real maple syrup (or more to taste)
Bring the berries to a boil in a small pot on the stove and simmer until they are all melted and squishy. Pretty much you just plop them in the pot and stir a few times while you cook whatever it is requiring the syrup in the first place. When they are fully squishy, pour them (carefully – watch for splashing) into your blender. Add the syrup and blend. Yup, that’s it. Simple right? But, I have spoken to too many moms who are using all kinds of funky recipes that are really not simple. And then they try this and never look back.