This 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!
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?!
Blueberry Sauce without granulated sugar
My berries were sweet, but I still thought they could use a little boost and added 2 tablespoons of Swerve or Truvia.
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 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. Not a common spice found because it’s mostly used medicinally in China.
The other variety of cinnamon is Ceylon, which is native to Sir Lanka and is often referred to as the “real” cinnamon. Ceylon is harvested by hand producing a higher quality spice.
- Ceylon cinnamon – mild with floral and citrus notes
TIP – Ceylon cinnamon is called canela in Mexico and can often be found in Latin markets very reasonably priced.
What To Put Blueberry Sauce On
There are many delicious ways to use this sugar free blueberry sauce. Paired with Greek yogurt parfait style is my personal favorite.
In addition, try this blueberry sauce on the following;
- No Bake Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie
- Low Carb Waffles
- Gluten Free Coconut Flour Pancakes
- Keto Mini Bread Loaves
- Low Carb Crepes
- Over oatmeal
- Topped on ice cream
- Angel Food Cake
- 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
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch (optional to thicken)
- 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 Size:2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 20 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 2mg Carbohydrates: 7g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 3g Protein: 0g