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Easy Strawberry & Apricot Pancake/Waffle Topping - No Added Sugar!



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This recipe combines just three ingredients and is a unique way to boost your nutrient intake. If you love pancakes or waffles but want to add some nutritional benefit to your morning indulgence, keep reading!


This recipe is a no-sugar-added, vitamin and mineral-packed, delicious, and easy-to-make fruit puree. This recipe keeps the beneficial fiber from the fruit and does not add any additional sweetener, unlike many fruit jellies and syrups. Consuming the fiber with the fruit is what is intended by nature. It is the fiber that helps slow the digestion of sugar in fruits which prevents sugar spikes. Therefore, this is a much healthier option over many syrups, jams, and juices that are often consumed at breakfast time. This recipe could easily be poured over your morning toast or even used with desserts. You can also experiment with other fruits if strawberries and apricots are not your favorite. Ok now to the fun part!



Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of chopped fresh strawberries

  • 3 fresh apricots, pits removed

  • ¼ cup (at most) of water

  • Saucepan

  • Blender or Nutribullet

  • Glass jar (Optional: To store any leftovers. I used an 8 oz jar but depending on your leftovers you might need a larger 12 oz. jar)


Instructions:

  1. Combine the strawberries, apricots, and half of the water in the blender.

  2. Pulse until it is a uniform texture. If necessary, add more water slowly. You may not need all the water.

  3. Transfer the mixture from the blender into a saucepan on medium-low heat and stir constantly. You don’t want it to be too hot as this may affect the nutrient content of the puree. The only reason you’re heating this is to evaporate only some of the water, which will tighten the mixture so that it's more on the thick side than the watery side. Also, gently heating the fruits will release some of the sugars making the mixture sweeter and preventing the need for added sugars.

  4. Continue stirring to avoid burning. You should see some steam, but it should not be boiling at all. If this happens turn the heat lower. After about 5 minutes you should be able to just smell it and notice the sweetness of the fruits. When it is slightly darkened in color and thickened a bit, it is done! You can store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


It is important to know that this is going to have a different texture than other syrups and jellies. The consistency will be like a syrup that you can pour but it will have a texture since all the fruit flesh remains. Trust me you won’t be disappointed. You cannot go wrong with fresh fruit!


Disclosure: Some of the links below are Amazon affiliate links. This means that, at zero cost to you, I will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.


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12 oz glass jar: https://amzn.to/3Mj2UM7


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