Fancy goblet glass with Very Berry Syrup inside and pancakes in the background on a light pink tablecloth

Iron-Enriched Berry Blueberry Syrup

If you’re looking for ways to get more vitamins into your kids, I think you’re in good company. Over the past several years companies have gotten better at eliminating things like artificial flavors and colors and are trying to be more conscious of food allergies, but kids are still notorious for loving and eating things that barely resemble food – Fruit by the Foot and Gushers come to mind. So, what’s a parent to do when your kids prefer junk food over real food? Trick them with this Iron-Enriched Berry Blueberry Syrup. Top pancakes or waffles with it or put it on top of ice cream so that your kids are at least getting some nutrition and fruit.

This recipe used sugar, but feel free to use coconut palm sugar or maybe allulose or Swerve for a lower glycemic version. The nutrition in this recipe comes from the blueberries and the ChildLife Essentials Liquid Iron. It comes in Natural Berry flavor, which is perfect for this blueberry syrup. Young children and teenagers are among populations at risk for inadequate intake of iron.

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Very Berry Syrup in a glass with pancakes in the background on a white and pink tablecloth

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Fancy goblet glass with Very Berry Syrup inside and pancakes in the background on a light pink tablecloth
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Iron-Enriched Berry Blueberry Syrup Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Condiment/Sauce
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • cup water
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 cups frozen (no need to defrost) or fresh blueberries
  • 2 servings ChildLife Essentials Liquid Iron


  • In the bottom of a medium saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Whisk in water and lemon juice. Make sure there are no lumps. Stir in blueberries.
  • Place the pan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil. Let boil for 1 minute, stirring and gently mashing some of the blueberries.
  • Remove from heat and stir in ChildLife Liquid Iron.
  • The mixture will thicken as it cools. Serve warm over gluten-free pancake waffles, or ice cream.
  • Can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 2 weeks.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Berries Blueberries ChildLife Essentials Kid Friendly Syrup

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