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How to Make a Healthy Fruit Sauce for Pancakes

author image Chance Woods
Chance Woods has been a personal trainer since 2002, specializing in fitness and nutrition. She holds a Bachelor of Science in dietetics.
How to Make a Healthy Fruit Sauce for Pancakes
A stack of pancakes topped with fresh berries and honey. Photo Credit: marrakeshh/iStock/Getty Images

Fruit offers a wide variety of flavors for a simple and healthy pancake sauce to use in place of syrup. Ripe fruits are naturally sweet, eliminating the need for added sugar in your pancake topping. Apples, bananas, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and oranges are just a few of the fruits that make excellent pancake toppers. Use any fruit or combination of fruits that you can dream up.

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Step 1

Add enough water to barely cover the bottom of your saucepan, about 1/4 inch deep.

Step 2

Add 3 cups fruit to the saucepan.

Step 3

Sweeten the fruit sauce, if desired, with 1 tsp. to 3 tbsp. of sugar, maple syrup or honey.

Step 4

Cook the fruit over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it begins to break down and the sauce thickens slightly, about 15 minutes.

Step 5

Serve the sauce warm over your favorite pancakes.

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