Quick Mixed Berry Pancake Sauce


In this healthy, quick pancake sauce recipe, berries--such as strawberries, blueberries and raspberries--are microwaved until hot and thickened. Serve along with maple syrup, or skip the syrup altogether and enjoy the natural sweetness from the berries.

Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
8 servings, 1/4 cup each


  • 3 cups mixed berries, fresh or frozen

  • 3 tablespoons sugar

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch


  1. Toss berries, sugar and cornstarch in a large microwave-safe bowl until well combined. Microwave on High for 2 minutes. Stir and microwave on High again until slightly thickened and steaming, 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 minutes more.


Make Ahead Tip: To make ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

45 Calories
0g Fat
11g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1/4 cup
Calories 45
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 8g
Added Sugars 5g 10%
Protein 0g 0%
Total Fat 0g 0%
Vitamin A 26IU 1%
Vitamin C 12mg 14%
Folate 7mcg 2%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Magnesium 5mg 1%
Potassium 57mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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