Fun and nutritious blueberry recipes that are perfect for any summer occasion. From breakfast to snacks and healthier desserts that just scream summer, there are so many ways to use blueberries all season long!
To me, summer is synonymous with blueberries! They’re bursting with juicy flavor this time of year and are definitely my favorite berry to use in sweet and savory summer recipes. My parents and I would always drive to Michigan when I was a kid to go blueberry picking every July. We’d come home with tons of blueberries and always baked a batch of blueberry muffins right away!
Most of these recipes use fresh and or frozen blueberries (frozen are just as nutritious!) and one uses dried blueberries.
I always have blueberries in my fridge or freezer because they’re fun, versatile and nutritious. One serving, or a cup of blueberries contains essential nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese, and phytonutrients called polyphenols.
They’re also a good source of fiber and vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps the immune system work properly and helps protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. And most of us are not getting enough fiber, so adding more blueberries to your diet is a fun and easy way to do so.
How to Freeze Fresh Blueberries
If you’re planning to go blueberry picking this summer, and come home with a surplus of blueberries, it might be a good idea to freeze some and it’s really easy to do. Add about 1 1/2 cups blueberries to a reusable bag or a gallon-sized plastic blag, squeezing all of the air out so that it’s completely flat. Try not to overfill the bag with blueberries.
When you’re ready to use, simply pull a bag of your freezer and let thaw or use frozen. Partially thawed blueberries are great for smoothies, and on top of oatmeal and yogurt bowls.
Tips for Baking With Blueberries
When you’re making something like blueberry muffins or a blueberry quick bread it’s best to toss the blueberries in about 1-2 tbsp of flour to ensure they don’t sink to the bottom of your baked good. This will not impact the baked good negatively.
Breakfast & Brunch
Muffins and Bread
- Healthy Whole-Grain Pumpkin Blueberry Muffins
- Honey Oat Blueberry Banana Bread
- Gluten Free Blueberry Banana Oat Muffins
- Blueberry Lemon Oatmeal Cups
Apps & Snacks
- Frozen Blueberry Chocolate Nut Clusters
- Blueberry Lemon Energy Bites
- Blueberry Charcuterie Board
- Blueberry Ricotta Bruschetta
Salads & Mains
If you make any of these blueberry recipes, I’d love to see it on Instagram! Tag @onceuponapumpkin and as always I appreciate your support! XOXO