One of my first ever posts here was about my favorite homemade pancakes, and the theme of pancakes and waffles comes up occasionally in this blog... which made the fact that I ran out of maple syrup (practically a Canadian standard) even more sad.
The budget is tight lately and I have been heavily using web couponing, half-priced and reduced price items to fill the gap, and needless to say, with money low, maple syrup is one of the luxuries that went first.
However, all is not lost. I have a bounty of on sale frozen blueberries in my freezer, and since I don't want to give up my pancakes any time soon... I have patched a good blueberry syrup recipe out of two different ones I found in web searches. It's probably healthier for me and the little guy anyways...
1 1/2 cups of frozen blueberries
3 tablespoons of organic cane sugar (or honey, maple syrup, xylitol or reg. sugar)
1/2 cup of orange juice
1 tablespoon of cornstarch (can be omitted if you prefer)
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix 1 1/2 cups blueberries, sugar and 1/4 cup orange juice. Bring to a boil while stirring and mashing in the blueberries.
in a small bowl, mix the remaining orange juice and cornstarch, and stir that into the blueberry mixture.
Keep stirring until thickened, and serve warm. Store unused tightly wrapped in the fridge. Use your own judgement, but I wouldn't keep it more than a week just to be safe. This recipe could probably be canned to keep it longer or give as a gift to friends and family with some homemade pancake mix.
Blueberry Syrup - Food Network
Blueberry Waffles with Fast Blueberry Sauce - Allrecipes