These Easy Blueberry Recipes never go out of season! You’ll love making these delicious recipes using fresh or frozen blueberries. Everything from blueberry desserts, salads, homemade jams, and more!
It’s blueberry season!
Blueberry recipes are the perfect way to use up all those fresh, plump blueberries from the farmers’ market. It’s also the perfect excuse to plan ahead and freeze your blueberries for even more recipes, all year round.
Bursting with inspiration lately, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite blueberry recipes, plus a few from my favorite bloggers. Packed with flavor, versatility and – obviously – blueberries, these cover every category from desserts to breakfast to homemade blueberry jam!
When blueberries are in season, we can’t get enough around here. I love to bring out the sweetness in blueberries by pairing them with flavors like cinnamon, cardamom, lemon, ginger, lavender, or shallots. I’ll even serve blueberry sauces over top of savory meals like steak or pork! (Trust me, don’t knock it ‘til you try it.)
What Are the Health Benefits of Blueberries?
There’s a reason the blueberry is considered a superfood! Blueberries are super versatile and packed with antioxidants, giving a punch of nutrients to any recipe! Here are just some of the health benefits of this tasty little berry:
- High in vitamins and nutrients. Blueberries are rich in nutrients like fiber, vitamins C and K, and manganese. They also happen to be low in calories, since they’re 85% water!
- Antioxidants. When it comes to warding off damaging free radicals, the blueberry is your best friend! Blueberries contain the highest antioxidant levels of most common fruits and vegetables, helping to protect your cells.
- Lowered blood pressure. Research has shown that regularly eating blueberries can lead to lower blood pressure as well as lower cholesterol, and a lower risk of heart disease as a result.
- Physical benefits. The antioxidants in blueberries have shown tons of other benefits, such as improved brain function, lowered risk of diabetes, and reduced muscle strain!
How to Wash, Dry and Store
Whether you’ve picked them from the bush or bought them from a store, before you begin, it’s a good idea to wash your fresh blueberries. Here’s how to wash your berries so that they’ll stay at their freshest:
- Wash. To keep your berries fresher longer, swish them around in a bath of 3 parts water to 1 part vinegar.
- Rinse. Drain the berries and then rinse them under cool water using a strainer or colander.
- Dry. Use paper towels to gently pat the blueberries dry, or leave them to air dry.
All clean? It’s time to store your berries! Keep your blueberries stored in an open container in the fridge for up to one week. Avoid placing them in the crisper drawer, as they’ll stay fresher with more air flow! See below for how to freeze blueberries for long term storage.
The Best Way to Freeze Blueberries
Did things get a little crazy at the blueberry patch? Or did you pick up 12 too many containers of fresh blueberries from the grocery store? If you find yourself in such a predicament, the best solution is to wash and dry all of your extra berries, and then freeze them!
The best way to freeze blueberries is to flash-freeze the dried berries on a baking sheet before storing them in a freezer bag. This is the easiest way to ensure that the blueberries don’t clump together in the freezer!
Once frozen, berries are great in tons of recipes from smoothies and blended drinks, to sauces and baking. Here are some tips for cooking with frozen blueberries:
- For most recipes that call for frozen blueberries, the blueberries should remain frozen. Thawing blueberries before adding to baking can lead to squashed berries and leaking color!
- To prevent frozen berries from sinking and from coloring everything purple, some recipes recommend tossing frozen berries with a tiny bit of flour before adding them to baked goods.
- Add frozen blueberries to baked goods last, so they won’t thaw and discolor your baking before you get it into the oven.
30 Blueberry Recipes to Try
Wondering what to do with loads of blueberries? We’ve got you covered with 30 of the best fresh-or-frozen blueberry recipes! From delightful blueberry breakfast ideas and delectable blueberry desserts, to sauces and compotes and even salads. These recipes are as delicious as they are easy to make!
Wake up to the delightful combination of creamy, tangy cream cheese enveloped in a zesty lemon blueberry bread loaf! Skip the glaze for a healthy breakfast, or drizzle it on for a fun weekend treat.
There’s nothing more classic than a perfect pie recipe! This homemade blueberry pie is just that: sweet and juicy, loaded with berries and set in a buttery, flaky pie crust.
A banana bread recipe speckled with bright blueberries is the perfect breakfast treat. This fruity quick bread is moist and tender, and super quick to make!
Lemon Blueberry Scones
This simple recipe makes the most scrumptious lemon blueberry scones. These are perfect for breakfast, dessert or a quick snack.
Blueberry Muffins with Lemon Glaze
You can’t go wrong with a good ol’ fashioned blueberry muffin recipe! These muffins are so fluffy and delicious, perfect for a quick breakfast or snack on the go.
For a little more nutrition in your blueberry muffins, try adding oats! A hearty breakfast loaded up with healthy whole grains, fiber, protein – not to mention juicy berries!
Blueberry Buttermilk Pancake Casserole
Skip the flipping with these blueberry pancakes! This is an easy pancake casserole that’s quick to assemble the night before and full of blueberry flavor that the whole family will love.
Lemon Blueberry Greek Yogurt Pancakes Recipe
A simple and healthy pancake recipe made with whole wheat flour and Greek yogurt, for a light and delicious breakfast. Serve up a stack topped with even more blueberries!
Lemon Blueberry Cake Recipe
Blueberry overload? No such thing! This incredible blueberry lemon cake is packing one full pound of blueberries, so you get a delicious blueberry burst in every bite.
Blueberry Pretzel Salad
This blueberry twist on a retro recipe is made with blueberry pie filling whipped up with sugared pretzels in a creamy summertime dessert. Your homemade blueberry pretzel “salad” is sure to be a hit at the pool party!
Quick & Easy Blueberry Crisp
Whether you use fresh or frozen blueberries, this crisp recipe is easy to put together with a secret ingredient! An effortless blueberry dessert that's perfect for any skill level in the kitchen.
Easy Blueberry Cheesecake Dessert
Expecting a crowd? This simple, no-bake cheesecake is an easy make ahead dessert filled with lush cream cheese filling and blueberries. Easy to make, slice and serve!
Lemon Blueberry Cake
A stunning 3 layer cake loaded with blueberries and fresh lemon! Blow guests away at your next special occasion with this amazing cake, perfect for decorating.
This blueberry buckle has the perfect cake-like texture, topped with a streusel that “buckles” when baked. It’s a delicious dessert and goes perfectly with an afternoon coffee or tea.
No water bath and no fuss with this easy cheesecake! Rich and creamy with beautiful swirls of sweet blueberry sauce, this cheesecake recipe is one tempting dessert!
Blueberry Crumble Layer Cake
Quite possibly the best blueberry cake recipe! Get your streusel fix with this stunning layer cake loaded with juicy blueberries!
This gorgeous coffee cake recipe is the perfect balance of juicy blueberries and crunchy, brown sugar streusel. A great dessert option for brunch, or to serve with coffee or tea.
Imagine the perfect dessert. Now imagine that dessert was made in the slow cooker! This hassle-free blueberry cobbler is the stuff of crockpot dreams. Don’t forget a scoop of ice cream on top!
Blueberries inject a little antioxidant magic into these baked donuts peppered with zesty lemon. Packed with citrus flavor and super easy to make, you’ll definitely be adding these to the regular breakfast rotation.
Blueberries and lemon meld together perfectly in this homemade coffee cake. Cream cheese keeps the cake deliciously moist while the crumb topping gives things a nice and tender crunch.
Ready for the sauce that does it all? This blueberry compote recipe is a fabulous topping for pancakes, waffles, cakes and ice cream!
Easy Blueberry Jam with Chia Seeds
With a few simple ingredients, you can make your very own homemade jam! Thickened with chia seeds, this blueberry jam recipe is a healthy alternative to the store bought version.
Blueberries put the “blue” in this red, white, and blue dessert! Perfect for the 4th of July, this easy angel food cake roll is just the right amount of patriotic and delicious!
Blueberry Zucchini Snack Cake with Lemon Buttercream
Check out this cute blueberry zucchini cake, looking like a snack! An easy snack cake topped with fresh lemon buttercream frosting, peppered with blueberries.
A blueberry smoothie recipe made with fruit juice, frozen blueberries and yogurt for a creamy and refreshing treat that’s also healthy!
Make breakfast the best meal of the day with this blueberry baked oatmeal! Whether you enjoy it at home or take it to go, you’ll be fueled all morning long with this juicy, crumbly oatmeal bake!
Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes
Classic blueberry pancakes, made easy from scratch! Dish up a stack of these babies for a weekend family breakfast or leisurely brunch with friends.
A fun, fresh twist on classic creamy broccoli salad, topped with blueberries and made without mayo! You're going to love bringing this easy, healthy salad recipe along to potlucks this season!
Blueberry, Corn and Feta Salad
A fresh salad topped with blueberries, creamy feta cheese, and sweet corn tossed in a flavorful honey lime dressing. This unique recipe packs all sorts of delicious sweet and savory flavors into a nutritious summer salad. Perfect for a summer BBQ!
Kale Salad with Blueberries
A nutritious and flavor-loaded green salad that’s perfect to make ahead for summer picnics! Get your fill of wholesome goodness with nutrient-rich kale and antioxidant-packed blueberries and cranberries tossed in a healthy vinaigrette.
Keep your blueberries stored in an open container in the fridge for up to one week. Avoid placing them in the crisper drawer, as they’ll stay fresher with more air flow
The best way to freeze blueberries is to flash-freeze the dried berries on a baking sheet before storing them in a freezer bag. This is the easiest way to ensure that the blueberries don’t clump together in the freezer
Blueberries can be frozen from 6-10 months. Technically, they will still be safe to eat afterwards but they will no longer be at their prime.
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