Blueberry Recipe Roundup
With blueberry season in full-force you may find yourself able to snag some inexpensive quarts of blueberries from your farmer's market or local fruit stand. If you're fortunate, you can head to a you-pick farm with your family and get these delicious and nutritious berries by the whole bucket-fulls! What will you do with all these delicious berries though? Here are some of my favorite recipes for using blueberries, as well as a few I've added to my bookmarks for my next trip to the blueberry farm.
These are the quintessential blueberry must – yummy and delicious muffins you can use for snacks, breakfasts or just because! These blueberry muffins are gluten-free and dairy-free so perfect for those with certain food intolerance issues. Get the full recipe at Delicious Obsessions.
More Blueberry Muffin Variations:
Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins at Salsa Garden Chronicles – A delicious classic muffin recipe with healthy alterations.
Blueberry Almond Streusel Muffins from Will Cook For Friends – I love the addition of almonds and crumbly topping.
Blueberry Quick Breads for Summer Treats
With our first haul of blueberries I whipped up a delicious blueberry zucchini bread using whole wheat flour and brown instead of refined white sugar. The bread was fabulous, the kids loved it. I didn't even get a chance to take a photo of the second loaf slices before the kids snagged them! See the recipe for a whole wheat blueberry zucchini bread that is both delicious AND healthy!
More Blueberry Bread Variations:
Blueberry Pancake Cake by Averie Cooks – This is a gorgeous loaf in cake-size but the blueberry pancake recipe is perfect.
Blueberry Lemon Loaf Recipe at Salsa Garden Chronicles – Dense but bursting with flavor, this is a must-try recipe!
You might not think of using blueberries for a drink right away but what a great way to add amazing flavor to your summer beverages! I love this recipe for a blueberry pineapple smoothie that uses chia seeds in it. Smoothies are a great way to load up what you're drinking with a “super food” that will provide extra nutrients. See how My Time As Mom used extra nutrition-packed foods in this smoothie for a perfect summer pick-me-up.
More Blueberry Drinks:
Red, White, and Blue Vanilla Spritzers by Pineapple and Coconut – Non-alcoholic spritzers use berries frozen in ice cubes for an incredible effect and refreshing flavor.
Blueberry Mojito by Henry Happened – An alcoholic beverage featuring blueberries and lime.
Blueberry Breakfast Options
Of course you have to try blueberries for breakfast dishes. They are simply divine in the morning and provide a boost of nutrients for your body to get the day started. These blueberry lemon muffins are GAPS legal, making them perfect for anyone trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle without sacrificing taste. See the full GAPS friendly blueberry muffin recipe at GNOWFGLINS.
More Blueberry Breakfast Variations:
Triple Berry Custard Cake by Nourished and Nurtured – I love this GAPS legal breakfast custard which is full of protein in addition to flavor with the addition of eggs.
Blueberry Ice Cream
What could be more SUMMER than blueberry ice cream? I mean really. Ice cream… blueberry… good stuff right there. Blueberry is a flavor that allows itself to mix well with other flavors and this Blueberry Lemon Thyme Ice Cream is the perfect example of this. See the step-by-step directions to make this blueberry lemon thyme ice cream (no ice cream maker required!) at Hip Foodie Mom.
Iced Treat Variations:
Patriotic Popsicles at Traditional Foods – These are awesome ways to enjoy the taste of summer berries in a cool refreshment.
Mixed Berry Sorbet at Food Fashion Party – This iced fruit dessert doesn't need an ice-cream maker and uses coconut syrup as a sweetener. How fun!
Oh you can't forget the classic blueberry pie, right? I mean is there anything more American during the early summer days? But when I saw these I knew we had a winner – mini desserts for the perfect hand-held blueberry pie. So good! See how to make these amazing mini blueberry pies at Tutti Dolci.
Blueberry Dessert Variations:
Blueberry Pie Parfaits at Beyond Frosting – Blueberry pies in a jar with yummy parfait? Sounds perfect to me!
Blueberry Cream Cheese Tarts by Tea Tattler – I love these cream cheese variations of the blueberry dessert – what a great flavor combination!
Blueberries for Dinner
What? Blueberries in your main dish meal? Why yes, absolutely! I made a divine blueberry salsa that dressed up plain chicken breasts perfectly and wound up served over rice. Or you could do something like this dish from The Right Recipe which features a savory blueberry sauce over salmon. Mmmmmm….
Variations on Dinner Dishes:
Slow Cooked Pork with Blueberry Mango Salsa by Red Shallot Kitchen – Dress up your slow cooker meal with this fruit salsa for a real WOW!
Blueberry Reduction Over Pan Cooked Chicken by Local Kitchen Blog – Delicious and healthy pan cooked chicken gets enhanced with a blueberry jam reduction.
Blueberry Jam and Other Treats
Make your own version of blueberry jam without having to heat up the entire kitchen with this simple, but yummy recipe for blueberry refrigerator jam on Mom Prepares. It's good for 2-3 weeks after you make it but my guess is the blueberry jam won't last that long!
Other Blueberry Recipes:
Dairy Free Blueberry Mousse by Whole New Mom – This sugar free and vegan version of a chilled mousse treat is sure to win over even the biggest skeptic.
Summer Berry Pizza by Magnolia Days – I love this dessert pizza featuring fresh summer berries and lightly drizzled with glaze. What is your favorite way to use delicious blueberries?Read More