The blueberries were sitting on the produce store shelf in a big cardboard box, a yellow sign below them read “fresh BC blueberries” (for Americans, BC stands for British Columbia, my neighboring province). Each blueberry looked plump and delicious, causing the tiny overpriced cartons of shipped in blueberries sitting beside them to look pitiful. I had to have those BC blueberries. I put one box in my shopping cart and ended up coming back to add another box a few minutes later. We have been in blueberry heaven around here, eating them by the handful.
What does one do with so many blueberries? We have many favorite blueberry recipes that are easy and delicious. I have compiled a list of 6 fantastic blueberry breakfast, muffin, and dessert recipes. 80% of the year we don’t have access to good quality fresh blueberries; frozen berries can be used in all of these recipes. Local fresh berries have a way of making things taste better, but that doesn’t mean frozen ones can’t be wonderful too.
Breakfast Blueberry Recipes
Occasionally I go above and beyond cereal and make a hot breakfast. Sometimes I make breakfast for dinner (I always get two thumbs up with breakfast for dinner around here). Pancakes are good at any meal, especially these ones. I decided to try out this blueberry syrup recipe- oh my lanta, it was amazing. Blueberries on blueberries, now that’s my kind of dinner.
These are the recipes (from other bloggers) I use:
The Very Best Blueberry Pancakes
— over at Sweet Pea’s Kitchen—
Light and fluffy, flavorful and juicy. These pancakes are a winner. Very simple to make, and they cook up beautifully.
— found at Created by Diane —
Who can resist topping their blueberry pancakes with blueberry syrup? By no means is this syrup super healthy, as there is almost as much sugar as berries, but the fresh berries give it a wonderful flavor. We have also used this in milk and on top of ice cream. A simple, easy, and tasty recipe!
Blueberry Muffin Recipes
We go through a ton of muffins at our house. I bake a few dozen a couple times a week. These are some great go-to blueberry muffin recipes.
Best Blueberry Muffins
— by Rhonda Steed —
I especially love these blueberry muffins because of the addition of whole wheat flour. Everything is healthy if there is whole wheat flour in it, right? These are awesome for breakfast, snacks, or packed lunches. The lemon in the recipe gives it a wonderful flavor. Lemons and Blueberries go together like PB and J. These blueberry muffins are a must!
Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins
— found at My Kitchen Escapades —
These don’t have the ‘healthy’ vibe to them, but my goodness they are incredible. They are packed full of blueberries and have such a wonderful texture. I leave out the streusel if I don’t want the extra sugar.
Blueberry Dessert Recipes
We are a big fan of desserts around here. Especially fruit desserts. Everyone in my family gobbled up the blueberry pie last Father’s Day. These are the best popsicles I have made all summer. My children squealed excitedly as they discovered that ‘there’s ICECREAM in them!”
Easy Blueberry Pie
—recipe by She Wears Many Hats —
This recipe remains ‘easy’ if you use a premade crust. I happen to enjoy making my own crust which complicates it a bit more. Any pie dough recipe will work. ‘Easy Blueberry Pie’ has a wonderful filling that takes about 5 minutes to throw together. No pre-cooking at all, just mixing and baking right in the pie. I made three blueberry pies, one we ate fresh out of the oven, and the other two I froze before baking. My kids licked their bowls clean and asked for more. Definitely a keeper.
Blueberries and Cream Popsicles
—Over at A Simple Pantry —
Like I said, these have “ICECREAM in them!” If you love any sort of creamsicle you will (extra) love these. They taste fresh and healthy. The only thing that will make you disappointed is the fact that your children ate them too fast.
There are hundreds of blueberry recipes out there (I’m sure Pinterest could prove that), but sometimes it’s best to stick to the tried and true. I have tested these recipes, and some of them I use on a regular basis. You can’t go wrong with these 6 fantastic blueberry recipes. Next time you see a cardboard box full of plump fresh berries, don’t pass them up! Get out your mixing bowls and try out these blueberry recipes, you won’t be disappointed.