July 4, 2022

35+ Recipes for Blueberry Season

Collage of blueberry recipes.
Photos courtesy of Jolene's Recipe Journal, Red Cottage Chronicles, Simple and Savory, and Fresh April Flours.

Blueberries make a delicious addition to so many sweet and savory recipes and they can be used at all meals of the day. This summer, use your seasonal blueberries in some new ways.

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Blueberry season is coming our way and in our family we always go blueberry picking. This means we end up with a lot of blueberries to eat. We eat them fresh, we make some jam for canning, and we freeze a few gallon bags of blueberries to enjoy throughout the year.

Blueberries can be used in so many ways for both sweet and savory recipes. Their sweet-tart flavor makes them perfect for a wide variety of dishes and all kinds of recipes. You can use fresh blueberries, frozen blueberries, and even dried or freeze dried blueberries in a variety of ways.

Blueberry Breakfast Recipes

Blueberries are delicious for incorporating into your breakfast. From pancakes, to topping oatmeal, muffins, topping yogurt, and more, there are a lot of ideas. 

Here are some ways to enjoy blueberries in your breakfast.

Blueberry Pecan Baked Oatmeal from Kate's Recipe Box 

Blueberry pecan baked oatmeal.

Photo courtesy of Kate's Recipe Box. 

Blueberry Turnovers from Cheese Curd in Paradise

Whole Wheat Blueberry Baked Pancake Squares 

Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes from Cooking with Carlee

Double Chocolate Blueberry Muffins 

Double chocolate blueberry muffins.

Whole Wheat Blueberry Zucchini Muffins

Blueberry French Toast Bake from The Carefree Kitchen 

Blueberry Oat Smoothies from Jolene's Recipe Journal

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

Cinnamon Blueberry Multigrain Bread from Karen's Kitchen Stories 

Cinnamon blueberry multigrain bread.
Photo courtesy of Karen's Kitchen Stories. 

Blueberry Side Dish, Beverage, and Condiment Recipes

Blueberries are a lovely addition to green salads, fruit salads, drinks, and more. They also make a great base for sauces. Their sweet-tart flavor and high pectin levels make them a nice choice for condiments and sauces that you can flavor up anyway you choose. 

Here are some ways to use blueberries in side dishes, a chili, salads, beverages, and condiments.

Fresh Blueberry Lemonade from Family Around the Table

Blueberry Kale Smoothie from The Spiffy Cookie

Summer Salad with Blueberries, Feta, & Cucumber from Simple and Savory 

Blueberry Bison Chili 

Bowl of blueberry bison chili.

Blueberry Romaine Salad from Jolene's Recipe Journal

Blueberry Spinach Salad from Daily Dish Recipes 

Mixed Berry Salad with Vanilla Syrup from Books n' Cooks 

Blueberry Ketchup

Blueberry, Honey, and Goat Cheese Naan Pizza from Cheese Curd in Paradise

Blueberry Honey and goat cheese naan pizzas.

Photo courtesy of Cheese Curd in Paradise. 

Fresh Blueberry Sauce from Shockingly Delicious

Blueberry Barbecue Sauce from Simple and Savory 

Quick and Easy Blueberry Compote from The Flour Handprint

Blueberry Dessert Recipes

Of course blueberries are always welcome in desserts! Pies, cakes, ice creams, and more are a delicious way to enjoy summer berries. Their bit of tartness and sometimes a bit of sour tang make them perfect for adding to sweet treats. The flavor contrast works so well with the sweetness of sugars.

Here are some ideas for using blueberries in desserts and sweet treats this year. 

Sour Cream Blueberry Pie

Sour cream blueberry pie. 

Blueberry Shortcake from Red Cottage Chronicles 

Vegan Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes from The Baking Fairy 

Blueberry Cookies from The Spiffy Cookie 

Stack of blueberry cookies.
Photo courtesy of The Spiffy Cookie.

Blueberry Graham Cracker Ice Cream from Eat Move Make

Red, White, and Blueberry Parfait with Meringue Stars from Art of Natural Living

Easy No-Bake Blueberry Delight from House of Nash Eats

Blueberry Buckle

Ravenclaw Blueberry Hand Pies from Simply Inspired Meals

Skillet Sourdough Blueberry Cobbler

Skillet sourdough blueberry cobbler.

Mini Blueberry Pie for Two from All Ways Delicious

Vegan Blueberry Orange Layer Cake from The Baking Fairy

Blueberry Lemon Pie Bars from Fresh April Flours

Roasted Blueberry Pull-Apart Loaf from Karen's Kitchen Stories

5-Ingredient Blueberry Bundt Cake from Palatable Pastime 

Blueberry Cheesecake Salad from Eat Move Make

Bowl of Blueberry cheesecake salad.
Photo courtesy of Eat Move Make.

Many of these recipes can be made with fresh or frozen blueberries. One even uses dried blueberries. If you go blueberry picking this summer, grab some extras for freeze for use all year round. 

When I'm freezing blueberries, I wash them and then lay them out on a kitchen towel to dry. Then when they are dry, I place them in an even layer on a baking sheet and put them on the freezer for about one hour. 

Then I transfer the blueberries to a gallon freezer bag and place in the freezer. I repeat until I've frozen everything that I want, adding more to the bag until it is full. By freezing the blueberries individually, it prevents the blueberries from sticking together and allows them out pour or be scooped out of the bag freely to use in recipes.

I hope you've found some new ideas for using and enjoying summer blueberries this year and every year!  Let me know in the comments below.

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18 Vegetable and Fruit Quick Pickles

6 comments:

  1. What a GREAT and timely collection of blueberry recipes! Thanks for taking time to do this, Amy.

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  2. So much blueberry goodness!

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  3. Love all of these recipes! Thanks so much!!

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  4. I love blueberry season! And am drooling over all these wonderful looking recipes. Thanks!

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  5. Especially ooking forward to the harvest now!

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  6. Fabulous collection of blueberry recipes. So many caught my eye. Thanks for putting this together.

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