Crock Pot Blackberry Maple Pancake “Syrup”

Crock Pot Blackberry Maple Pancake “Syrup”

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Recently I posted my recipe for Crock Pot Chia Jam and it was very well received…that’s because it’s stinking delicious and you can eat it directly from the jar without worrying you’re going to rot your teeth out from the massive quantities of sugar. Now your mom’s comment about too much sugar and rotting teeth holds NO merit. Booya. I’m still wondering about the watching TV in the dark thing though.

Barry and I went blackberry picking on our family farm a few weeks ago – we had a great time…but it’s hard work. I wanted to be able to use my berries on top of pancakes, because that’s really my favorite way to eat pancakes – with berries on top…but I wanting something different than just sprinkling them on there.

Enter, fruit syrup…this is different than my chia jam because it’s not as thick. It’s more runny – but not as runny as maple syrup. It will stay on top of your pancake…and not take off and run all over your plate like maple syrup will.

blackberry maple pancake syrup

You could use any berry you like – but it’s blackberry season here, so that’s what I called it. Also, I did not puree mine when I was done. I wanted the chunky factor – but if you don’t, feel free to puree away! I ain’t hatin’.

I used stevia to sweeten mine because we don’t use much sugar around here since starting Trim Healthy Mama. I used the Now brand for this batch, but it’s not my favorite. How much sweetener you use will depend on two things: your sweet tooth, and how sweet your berries already were. Mine weren’t very sweet – they were rather tart. And I like a sweet pancake topping. I ended up using ¼ teaspoon stevia extract PLUS a few more sprinkles.

You can just do the taste test to get it right…make sure no one is watching, because sometimes it takes a lot of tests – by the spoonful. Hey, this is hard stuff right here – you gotta get it right. Don’t want to serve anything sub-par to your family, do ya?

blackberry maple pancake syrup

This cooks on high for a total of two hours. After the first hour, you’ll smash the berries with a potato masher and then cook on high for another hour – smashing again after that. You can puree when you’re done if you want – I don’t want, so I didn’t do.

I did use frozen berries for this recipe, but I’m sure fresh berries would work too. Anything goes! And so does this – down the hatch.

blackberry maple pancake syrup

I like the addition of the maple extract – especially for pancakes. Vanilla makes everything better too – except scrambled eggs. It’s kinda weird in there if your name is Barry. *Cough* I like the Frontier brand (I am an Amazon affiliate) but I get mine from Vitacost.

While this is called PANCAKE syrup, it’s good on everything: ice cream, oatmeal, cheesecake, yogurt, a spoon, your finger, the kitchen cabinet because you accidentally spilled it, and also licked straight off the refrigerator handle.

blackberry maple pancake syrup

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About Stacy

Stacy is the author of Crock On: A Semi-Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook and Keep Crockin': A Poorganic Slow Cooker Cookbook, and a stay-at-home and homeschooling mom to her two children, Annie (June 2009) and Andy (August 2012). After an “awakening” in March 2011, her family switched to a more natural, whole foods diet. She likes to blog about how to live on less than you make and how to eat good food while doing it. Her passion is teaching others how to save money and she tag teams with her husband in this endeavor. At Stacy Makes Cents you’ll find information on how to save money in the kitchen, how to have fun with your kids, and how to be thrifty in all areas of life. Her passion is teaching others how to live debt free. Make sure to follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest and more to keep up with her daily antics.

  • Maria

    So excited you shared this recipe! TYVM

    • Stacy

      I’m so excited I’m EATING this recipe.

  • Jodie Culcasi

    If substituting I/3cup maple syrup…when do you put it in? When you add the water & lemon juice or at the end when you would have added the maple extract? Thank you!!!

    • Stacy

      Since it’s a sub for the stevia, I would add it at the same time I added it. :-)

  • Kathleen

    Would you need a pressure cooker to can this? I don’t have one but have been thinking of getting one. Do you have a recommendation?

    • Stacy

      I don’t use a pressure cooker. My mom and I mostly use a water bath canner. And I just froze this instead of doing that. :-)

  • Julie Murkerson

    This is quite an interesting syrup! I bet it’s delicious!

    • Stacy

      That’s what my belly says.

  • Lizzy Allan

    What a great recipe. We use lots of stevia instead of sugar too. Love the stuff. We have a stevia plant in the garden as well. You photographs are fantastic.

    • Stacy

      I need to get a stevia plant – except I kill things…so I’m not sure how that would go. LOL

  • Sarah Puleo

    These would be perfect on the buttermilk cornmeal pancakes I made yesterday- yum!

    • Stacy

      Uh YEAH!

  • Mrsfairfs

    Could you use Raspberries instead of Blackberries?

    • Stacy

      Sure thing!

  • Amy | Club Narwhal

    Stacy, what a great way to cook syrup! Slow cookers are the best. I hear you on picking blackberries, too. My grandparents had a blackberry patch and we kids were always charged with the chore of braving the brambles and hunching over. But the fresh berries were totally worth it!

    • Stacy

      I don’t mind the hunching over part – but I come out looking like I got into a fight! LOL

  • Nicole

    This looks delicious! And I LOVE my pancakes with fruit/fruit syrup! Pinning this for sure!

    • Stacy

      I love pancakes….and I”m having muffins for breakfast, but NOW I want pancakes. Great. ;-)

  • Nicole

    Forgot to mention, we’d love to have you link this up to Let’s Get Real. It’s a link up dedicated to real food, getting fit, healthy choices, etc. :) You can find it at

    • Stacy

      Thanks for the invitation!

  • April Harris

    Love blackberries! Your syrup sounds delicious. I’ve pinned it to our Hearth and Soul Recipes board.

    • Stacy

      Thanks a bunch, April!

  • Jennifer (@GrowingUpTriplets)

    This.Looks.Amazing. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Fridays at

    • Stacy

      Thank you for hosting it!

  • homemaidsimple

    I think I just died and went to Heaven! Berries on pancakes are the best. add in the syrup, oh yeah. Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friday

    • Stacy

      :-) Thank you for HOSTING Foodie Friday.

  • Sherri@MadeFromPinterest

    Wow! This looks deee-licious! We’d love to have you share your recipe at our weekly Super Saturday Link Party ! Deb @

    • Stacy


  • Scarlett Wonder

    I love fruit on my pancakes and usually just warm frozen strawberries and pretend it’s syrup. I’ll have to try this! Just saw a recipe for Gingerbread pancakes. Just may need to make some breakfast!

    • Stacy

      Ain’t nothing wrong with that! I do it too. :-)

  • JT and Dani

    Oh my goodness, this looks awesome!

    • Stacy

      :-) It’s pretty tasty!

  • Southern Scraps

    I’ve gotta try this. We picked blackberries this year as well. Thanks for sharing.

    • Stacy

      I’m really enjoying my stash!

  • Miz Helen

    We had a great blackberry harvest this year and this is a perfect recipe for us to try.
    Hope you have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    • Stacy

      What a blessing!

  • Becky

    Delicious. I love blackberries and I’m such a syrup nut! This looks very good. Thanks for sharing on Foodtastic Friday!

    • Stacy

      Thanks for hosting it!

  • Nicole

    Forgot to tell you! I chose this as my favorite link from last’s weeks party, Let’s Get Real! Featured today!

    • Stacy

      Awesome! Thank you SO SO much!