Chunky Strawberry Pancake Syrup Recipe

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Yes, an easy Chunky Strawberry Pancake Syrup recipe exists and it’s a fabulous addition to your morning pancakes or waffles.

Strawberry pancake syrup. It’s one of those things I remember from a kid that I only got when I went to a restaurant. I remember thinking that it didn’t taste a lot like real strawberries, but I loved it just the same. I was a kid. It was sugar. So ya, I REALLY love it! In fact, I loved anything with strawberries at all.

Clean Eating Chunky Strawberry Pancake Syrup in a small white bowl being spooned out to show it's chunky consistency.

My mom worked for Safeway for years and would bring home entire flats of strawberries that her boss would give her (back when they could do that at Safeway). I would eat so many of them in one sitting that I would break out in hives. I could eat almost an entire flat by myself. Strawberries were (and are) my favorite fruit!

So we recently brought home a batch of strawberries from Costco. It was more or less against my better judgement because they never taste really good this early in the season. At least not like they do in summer! But Mini Chef begged for them, so we brought them home.

He tried one berry and decided (as predicted) that they didn’t taste very good. So I told him we would just have to make something sweet with them. This, of course, perked him up and he immediately wanted to get into the kitchen with those strawberries. I made him wait until the following morning though, which was a mistake because any kid that has the promise of something sweet and tasty first thing in the morning makes for a REALLY early wake up for mom. When will I learn?

But we went downstairs and got right to work. In fact, he made this pretty much all himself while I stood back and took photos! And later that night at his dad’s, he had the remaining syrup over vanilla ice cream. Yum!!


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Clean Eating Chunky Strawberry Pancake Syrup Recipe

Chunky Strawberry Pancake Syrup Recipe

This chunky syrup is perfect for morning pancakes or waffles!
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Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 1 batch
Calories: 299kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry


  • 2 ½ cups quartered strawberries
  • 1 medium lemon (zest only)
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 tbsp. Sucanat (amazon affiliate link) – or coconut sugar
  • ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract


  • Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pot, stirring gently to combine.
    2 ½ cups quartered strawberries, 1 medium lemon, ½ cup water, 3 tbsp. Sucanat (amazon affiliate link), ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
    Clean Eating Chunky Strawberry Pancake Syrup Recipe
  • Reduce heat to a slow simmer and cook for approximately 30-40 minutes, making sure to mash the strawberries when they become soft and cooked.
    Clean Eating Chunky Strawberry Pancake Syrup Recipe
  • The "syrup" is done when it has thickened.
    Clean Eating Chunky Strawberry Pancake Syrup Recipe
  • If you are having pancakes with this, make your batter while the strawberries cook.
    Clean Eating Chunky Strawberry Pancake Syrup Recipe
  • When done, top your pancakes with strawberry syrup and some coconut whip cream for good measure!
    Clean Eating Chunky Strawberry Pancake Syrup Recipe


Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 1entire recipe | Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 550mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 61g | Vitamin C: 211.7mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1.5mg
Clean Eating Chunky Strawberry Pancake Syrup Recipe shown from overhead looking down into a small white bowl filled with the syrup.

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  1. Summer Price says:

    I just wanted to let you know. I keep trying to share this from your website onto facebook and it looks like it goes through but it doesn’t post to the wall of the facebook group I’m trying to share it on. I don’t even know how you’d look into that but wanted to pass that information on to you.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Summer – I will look into it. for now, you can easily just copy/paste the url (please not the recipe) into the group feed and it will populate with a photo. Thanks for letting me know!

  2. This looks fantastic. Can you use frozen strawberries as strawberry season is over here in New England?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Linda – Absolutely!

  3. Edythe Rodriguez says:

    Have you ever made this without the sugar? Would the texture come out the same? I’m prediabetic so i try to stay away from any sweeteners

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Edythe – If you do it with summer strawberries that are really sweet, it would be fine. But I wouldn’t do it with winter strawberries unless you are willing to use something like stevia.

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