Easy Recipe for Low Sugar Berry Syrup and Gluten Free Alkaline Diet Pancakes that are mixed in a blender, have a hidden veggie, and have the texture identical to grains with gluten.

When I began the alkaline diet, I really missed having weekend pancakes. What I learned from playing with new ingredients and learning new cooking techniques is that I really love blended fruit as a topping for pancakes.

This recipe is perfect for topping your pancakes with something sweet while eating a low sugar diet, helping you to achieve your goals without compromising flavor.

Maple syrup is delicious, but I always fall into a sugar crash after having it if that is my only pancake topping. The blended fruit helps me keep stable with no sugar crash afterwards (so long as I can resist not eating too many pancakes!).

You can make this topping with most any fruit. Some of my favorites are made using frozen mango, pear, apple, and of course frozen berries. I use frozen only because it’s more economical, especially in winter. You can use fresh if you prefer. 

For this recipe I am using a frozen berry mix because I like to include berries into my diet as often as possible. Berries are very fragile, but also hold a multitude of health benefits. Blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries contain antocyanins which can be protective on a cellular level. (1)

Also hidden in the syrup recipe is chia and flax seeds, these are to thicken the syrup so it is not too watery but they’re also good for improved digestion, omega 3 ALA, and to support balanced blood glucose levels. (2)

To make the syrup satiating and help to avoid that sugar spike, I also add grass-fed butter for supporting brain health and fat soluble vitamins that may reduce inflammation. (3)

If you are eating a low sugar diet, the berries will be sweet enough or you can add a tiny amount of ground dried stevia leaf powder when warming the berries in the sauce pot. There is a slight learning curve when using the unrefined stevia leaf, you will have luck adding it in during the cooking process. Using this natural sugar free sweetener will increase the sweetness of the syrup without increasing the amount of sugar.

However, if you have room to sweeten it a bit with sugar, pitted dates and coconut sugar give this syrup recipe a lightly sweetened but not too sweet flavor.

As delicious as this recipe is, it also is strategically created to help you function better while eating your favorite comfort foods.

Alkaline Diet Berry Pancake Syrup

Ingredients

  • Syrup Ingredients:
  • 2 cups Frozen berries (blueberry, blackberry, raspberry)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp ground flax seeds
  • 1 tsp ground chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup pitted dates (optional)
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp coconut sugar (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp grass-fed or organic butter

Instructions

  1. To make the syrup, in a medium sauce pan add berries, coconut sugar, dates, and water.
  2. Once the berries are thawed, save some whole berries and add the rest of the berries and liquid to a blender that does not have a sealed lid so that the heat can escape when blending.
  3. Add to the blender the chia, flax, butter and blend until creamy.
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Sources:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22129334
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28089080
  3. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1051%2Fdst%2F2010100#page-1

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Easy Recipe Low Sugar Pancake Syrup for Gluten Free Alkaline Diet Pancakes that are mixed in a blender, have a hidden veggie, and have the texture identical to grains with gluten.

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