Sugar-free Cinnamon Blueberry Sauce

All-purpose blueberry sauce made without granulated sugar! There is a hint of cinnamon and finished with almond extract giving this sauce an extra depth of flavor. Add to pancakes, waffles, yogurt, blueberry French toast casserole, ice cream or use it as a filling for pie!

Homemade blueberry sauce in a glass decanter

 Blueberry Sauce

This isn’t the first time I’ve made a berry sauce. In fact, I make them often with whatever fruit is in season since I am able to get it fresh year round!

Last year I shared this Homemade Blueberry Sauce and it’s delicious, but since then I’ve been cutting down on my sugar intake, it has been re-worked with delicious results!

First, I cut back on the liquid by removing the orange juice (lots of sugar in that), and gave the berries time to release its natural juices with a little help from just 1/4 cup of plain water.

Isn’t it amazing how syrupy the berries get all on their own?!

sugar free blueberry sauce with yogurt

Ingredients For Homemade Blueberry Sauce

  • Blueberries
  • Water
  • Sugar free sweetener
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Almond extract
  • Cornstarch (optional)

Equipment Needed

  • Saucepan
  • Colander
  • Mixing spoon
  • Measuring spoons
Overhead view of blueberry sauce in a glass jar

Blueberry Sauce Without Granulated Sugar

My berries were sweet, but I still  thought they could use a little boost and added 2 tablespoons of Truvia. I’ve also made this with Swerve.

Lately, I’ve been experimenting with Truvia more, but I know there are several other sugar alternatives that will have the same tasty results.

Monk Fruit and Xylitol are other sugar-free options, but now that I know Xylitol is extremely toxic to pets, I’m nervous about having it in the house!

Our Abby won’t jump on the counter and open a cabinet, but our fanatical felines always act like they’re starving and get into EVERYTHING!

Really. What cat breaks into bread? OURS!! Yeah, don’t let the cuteness fool you!

Homemade blueberry sauce in a white bowl with a wooden spoon

Homemade Blueberry Sauce With Cinnamon

If you’ve never had blueberry sauce with a hint of cinnamon, then you are in for a treat.

Cinnamon adds a rich depth of flavor to the sauce and compliments the blueberries nicely!

Plus, one of the benefits of cinnamon is that it can lower your blood sugar level. Double bonus when added to foods that are naturally sweet like blueberries.

Which Cinnamon Is The Best?

There are two common types of cinnamon; cassia and Ceylon.

Within the cassia cinnamon family there are three different varieties; Indonesian, Siagon and Chinese.

  • Indonesian cassia – sweetest flavor of the varieties, yet mild flavor
  • Saigon cassia – fragrant with bold flavor (my personal favorite of this variety)
  • Chinese cassia – strong and bitter. Cassia mostly used medicinally in China.

Another variety of cinnamon is Ceylon. Ceylon is native to Sir Lanka and harvested by hand. This variety is often referred to as the “real” cinnamon.

  • Ceylon cinnamon – mild with floral and citrus notes

TIP – Ceylon cinnamon is called canela in Mexico and can often be found in Latin markets.

blueberry sauce over ice cream
Blueberry sauce over mango blueberry bread pudding

How To Make Blueberry Sauce

The hardest part about making this homemade blueberry sauce is waiting for it to cool before digging into it!

First wash the berries and let them drain in a colander.

Then place the berries in a small saucepan with water, lemon juice sweetener and cinnamon.

Cook over medium-high heat and stir until the berries begin to break down and the juice is rendered (2-5 minutes).

Once it gets to a boil simmer until your desired consistency. The longer it cooks the more the berries will break down.

If you want the sauce thicker, add one tablespoon of cornstarch with one tablespoon of berry sauce in a small container.

Mix together until smooth and add to the sauce. Simmer until you get to the consistency you like.

Remove from the heat and add the extract. Let cool.

Can You Use Frozen Blueberries?

Yes! You can use frozen blueberries in place of fresh. For best results, thaw the berries overnight in the refrigerator and proceed as written in the recipe card.

To make the sauce from frozen berries, the cooking time will increase and you may not need additional water.

sugar free blueberry sauce

Can You Freeze Blueberry Sauce?

Yes! Let the blueberry sauce cool completely before placing it in a freezer safe container.

This will be fine for up to 3-4 months in the freezer. To thaw, place in the refrigerator the day before using.

Enjoy fresh blueberry sauce within a week.

sugar free blueberry sauce in small mason jars with yogurt

What To Use Blueberry Sauce For

There are many delicious ways to use this blueberry sauce. Paired with Greek yogurt parfait style is my personal favorite.

In addition, try this blueberry sauce on the following;

blueberry sauce in a white bowl

Sugar-free Cinnamon Blueberry Sauce

All purpose sugar free blueberry sauce with a hint of cinnamon! Add to pancakes, waffles, yogurt, ice cream or use it as a filling for pie!
4.67 from 27 votes
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Course: Uncategorized
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry, condiment, sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 19kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 13 ounce fresh blueberries about 3 cups
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Truvia or another sugar alternative
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice fresh
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Slurry – For Thickening

  • 1-2 Tablespoons cornstarch optional
  • 1-2 Tablespoons juice from blueberries


  • Place clean blueberries in a medium saucepan with 1/4 cup of water over medium heat. Fold in Truvia, cinnamon and lemon juice. Bring to a boil.
  • In a separate small dish whisk together until smooth the berry juice and cornstarch (optional). Add the slurry to the berry mixture and cook until the sauce thickens up (3-4 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in almond extract.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 19kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Sodium: 2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g


Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.


Cinnamon blueberry sauce made without sugar! Add this all-purpose sauce to pancakes, waffles, yogurt or use it as a filling for pie!
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  1. I’ve been watching my added sugars, so I am so glad to find this recipe for sugar-free blueberry sauce! I recently picked up both swerve and truvia, so I’m really interested to give this a try. Blueberries are my favorite berries, and I can think of so many things that I’d pour this sauce over! I love the sound of the cinnamon addition, too. It must bring such a cozy warmth to the sauce. I can practically taste it!

  2. I love fresh blueberry sauce! That cinnamon in there is really intriguing and I bet it adds a depth of flavor that is missing from most summer sauce. We are planting a blueberry bush next week and I can’t wait to try this!

  3. I love adding cinnamon to this to help with Diabetes. My mom has type 2 and she may be moving in with us. I have been getting recipes together to make for her and also think about myself for the future.

  4. Oh heck yes. I could eat blueberry sauce by the spoonful. I can’t wait to try this and drizzle it over pancakes and slather it on toast. I might even try something savory with it.

  5. I love versatile recipes like this that you can use for so many things! So delicious and I loved the hint of cinnamon!

  6. Who knew there were so many varieties of cinnamon? Me, I guess, cuz if you look in my cupboard, I have one of each of these varieties! LOL. I love to use cinnamon to mimic sweetness without having to add too much sweetener and I’m looking forward to making this. So many great recipe that would be just that much better with a drizzle of this blueberry sauce. Thanks for the cinnamon education too.

  7. Oh I love that this doesn’t have any added sugar! It’s exacrly the kind of sauce I’m looking for my young girls. Your cat sounds hilarious!! Sooo smart- ha! Although you can’t keep me out of bread either… ?

  8. Isn’t it just amazing how sweet berries can be all by themselves! We love making berry sauces like this, really letting the berry sweetness shine through for itself. Love the hint of cinnamon here, really adds a nice twist of flavour!

  9. I always make sure to add a little cinnamon to blueberries also because it really brings the flavors out in such a wonderful way. This sauce is surely to be delicious on parfaits, on top of cheesecake, and french toast! Love that it’s sugar free also.

  10. I am a blueberry lover. I can think of so many places to use this super delicious sauce. I could even just eat it off the spoon too. Love the addition of cinnamon.

    1. hey thank you for this, I’ve been making it every couple of weeks ever since discovering the recipe. i mostly use frozen berries right now, it being winter and supply chain being sketchy, and it’s delicious. it’s great with various fruits, not just berries. I’ve used strawberries, raspberry, tropical fruit mixes etc and it’s all delicious. as a type 2 diabetic, this allows me to have dessert when i combine it with sugar free yogurt and cool whip into a yummy parfait.

      1. Thanks for commenting, Fae! Isn’t it so cool that you can use a variety of fruits to make a sauce with this method? We’ve been enjoying cherry sauce (frozen cherries) lately!

  11. Omg!!!! This looks so yummy. I just love anything blueberry flavored. Must give this a try!

  12. Oh, that looks so tempting! I would love to make my own. I love blueberries too and I never thought that I can make a sugar-free treat.

  13. Dont think I have ever made a berry sauce, honestly I dont think I have ever thought about doing so but I do have a ton of blueberries we just picked. Perfect timing I guess because I have no idea what I could possibly do with all of them.