Transform fresh or frozen berries into the yummiest Blueberry Sauce to top oatmeal, pancakes, and yogurt. It’s ready in about 15 minutes and can even be frozen for easy meal prep!

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Blueberry Sauce

I’ve always loved using fruit sauces as dips and toppings for food I make for my family, and this blueberry version is one of our very favorites. You can use fresh or frozen blueberries according to what you have on hand, and it can be paired with yogurt, oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, and more as a nutrient-rich option.

It’s great if you’re out of maple syrup or want an added-sugar-free option, and just tastes so good. It also stores really well in the refrigerator or freezer, so you can be sure you won’t waste what you make.

(You may also like my Blueberry Chia Jam, Blueberry Crisp, Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal and Blueberry Yogurt.)

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Ingredients You Need

Here’s a look at the ingredients you need to have on hand to make this easy blueberry sauce to share with the family.

Ingredients for blueberry sauce on countertop.
  • Blueberries: You can use fresh or frozen blueberries, regular or wild blueberries. All of the options work similarly. I usually use frozen berries to keep the cost down unless it’s high blueberry season in the summer and the fresh berries are more affordably priced.
  • Apple juice (or orange juice): A little juice helps balance the natural sweetness in the berries and ensures the berries can start cooking without scorching the bottom of the pan.
  • Honey (or maple syrup, optional): Once the berries simmer into a thick mixture, you can sweeten it to taste (optional).

Step-by-Step Instructions

Below is an overview of how to make this blueberry sauce recipe so you know what to expect from the process. Scroll down to the end of the post for the full recipe, including the amounts and timing.

Potato masher in pan with blueberry sauce.

Step 1. Add berries to small pot placed over low heat with the juice. Bring to a simmer and cook.

Pan with cooked blueberry sauce and hand holding spoon.

Step 2. Taste and add honey or maple syrup to sweeten if desired. Let cool at least slightly and serve.

Blueberry sauce in mason jar with spoon.

Step 3. Optionally, you can blend smooth in the blender. Or just store in a jar or container in the fridge until you’re ready to use.

Blueberry sauce in mason jar with pink spoon on side.

Step 4. Serve warm or cold on its own or paired with another food.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is blueberry sauce made of?

This recipe uses blueberries, juice and either honey or maple syrup.

Can I use a blender to blend this?

Yes, if you prefer the mixture to be completely smooth, then blend it in a blender after cooking.

Why do blueberries taste better cooked?

Cooking blueberries will intensify the sweetness but won’t destroy the antioxidant benefits.

How to Store

Store blueberry sauce in the fridge in small airtight containers for up to 5 days.

Freeze small portions in an ice cube tray, then transfer the cubes to a freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw one or two cubes at a time in a small airtight container in the fridge overnight before you plan to serve.

You can also use it to make Blueberry Yogurt.

Blueberry sauce on top of yogurt in three jars.

Recipes to Use with Blueberry Sauce

I love to pair this blueberry sauce with healthy oatmeal recipes and yogurt for babies, but it’s also great as a dip or topping with the recipes below.

Favorite Blueberry Yogurt
Learn how to make the most flavorful Blueberry Yogurt with 3 simple ingredients. It's low sugar, high protein, and so yummy. This is a delicious breakfast option, an easy toddler or baby snack, and delish for the whole family.
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Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes
With the most delicious fresh lemon flavor and a distinctly fluffy texture, these Ricotta Pancakes are a perfect family breakfast to share—on a holiday or any day.
Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes
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Fluffy Greek Yogurt Pancakes
With the most delicious fluffy texture and protein from Greek yogurt, these Greek Yogurt Pancakes are a breakfast win. You can add any fruit you like to the batter, too!
Fluffy Greek Yogurt Pancakes
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Easy Overnight Oats with Applesauce
You can easily double (or triple!) the recipe to make more servings. It uses a 1 to 1 ratio of yogurt to applesauce so you can easily scale it up. Mix these up the night before you plan to serve them.
Easy Overnight Oats with Applesauce
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Best 2-Ingredient Baby Pancakes
Blend up a fruit or veggie with an egg for the fluffiest, easiest, healthy baby pancakes. These use just 2 ingredients, have four flavor options, and are a perfect texture for both babies and toddlers. See the NOTES at the bottom for the flavor variations.
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2-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream
Make a batch of the easiest Banana Ice Cream to share with the kids with just two ingredients and the creamiest texture! It takes about 5 minutes, there are easy ways to customize it for your preferences, and it is just so good.
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Easy Vanilla Cake (Vegan)
This Easy Vanilla Cake is egg-free, dairy-free, and SO darn delicious. It's lower in sugar but delivers on classic vanilla cake flavor and texture you expect.
Easy Vanilla Cake (Vegan)
Cut vanilla cake with slices on plates.

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Fresh Blueberry Sauce

Transform fresh or frozen berries into the yummiest Blueberry Sauce to top oatmeal, pancakes, and yogurt. It's ready in under 15 minutes and can even be frozen for easy meal prep!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 46kcal
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 4 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ cup apple juice (or orange juice)
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey (or maple syrup, optional)
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Instructions

  • If using fresh berries, wash and dry the berries. Remove any stems as needed.
  • Add berries to small pot placed over low heat with the juice. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally and pressing on the berries with the back of a silicone or wood spoon to release their juices, for about 16-18 minutes. The mixture will start to thicken.
  • Taste and add honey or maple syrup to sweeten if desired. Let cool at least slightly and serve.
  • (Optionally, you can blend smooth in the blender.)
  • Serve warm or cold.

Notes

  • Store it in the fridge in small airtight containers for up to 5 days.
  • Freeze small portions in an ice cube tray, then transfer the cubes to a freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw one or two cubes at a time in a small airtight container in the fridge overnight before you plan to serve.
  • Use in place of maple syrup with waffles or pancakes.
    Sweeten to taste as desired.
  • Mash the berries gently with the back of a wooden spoon or with a potato masher as they cook to release the juices and make a thick sauce texture.
  • Use fresh or frozen blueberries. Use regular or wild blueberries.
  • Serve over Blueberry Yogurt Cake, Greek Yogurt Pancakes or Ricotta Pancakes. Stir into plain yogurt to make Blueberry Yogurt. Drizzle over Mango Sorbet or Banana Ice Cream. Add to a bowl of oatmeal.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cup, Calories: 46kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 0.2g, Saturated Fat: 0.01g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 129mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 9IU, Vitamin C: 43mg, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 0.3mg
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