Simple sugar free strawberry sauce to top on waffles, pancakes, fold in crepes, mix with yogurt, or top on ice cream. The options are limitless!
Clean, stem, and chop strawberries in 1/4 pieces.
Add berries and sweetener (or sugar) to a medium high heated saucepan, stirring occasionally until the juices are released and the mixture begins to thicken (5-8 minutes).
Remove from heat, then add the vanilla and stir until blended.
If you would like some thick chunks of strawberries in the sauce, remove about 1/2 cup and set aside.
Blend remaining strawberries to puree. Return 1/2 cup that was set aside and mix in the mixture.
Let cool completely. Store in an airtight jar and keep refrigerated.
Granulated sugar can be used if you are not sugar-free.
Strawberry puree will remain fresh for about a week.