Every year when blueberry season rolls around, we all go a little bit crazy. We go berry picking of course, but that’s not enough for my family. Oh no no no. We also buy two or three flats of berries from our local no-spray blueberry farm on top of what we pick.
So what the heck do you do with 20-30 pounds of berries? Well, for starters, lots of them get eaten as is, or swimming in coconut cream, or layered in a yogurt parfait. We add them to pancakes and banana bread, and I always make a batch of my famous blueberry barbecue sauce. Whatever we can’t finish right away, we freeze for later. Read this post to learn the right way to freeze your blueberries so you can enjoy local berries year round in smoothies, baking, and desserts. (And then sometimes I just grab a handful of frozen blueberries and eat them just like that. Yum!)
All those blueberries inspired me to put together 25 of the best blueberry recipes I could find for your blueberry enjoyment. You’ll find breakfast bars, baked goods, desserts, frozen treats, smoothies, cocktails, and more. As always, all these recipes all gluten-free, but I hope by now you know that doesn’t mean they suffer in the flavour department at all. Hmm, I might just have to pick up one more flat of berries to make more of these delicious blueberry recipes!
1. Banana Blueberry Egg Mini-Muffins
The simple and high protein breakfast bites are made with banana, egg, and fresh blueberries.
2. Blueberry Cheesecake Cookies
Fresh blueberries, cheesecake, and cookies all in one. Seriously!
3. Blueberry Breakfast Bars
These wholesome blueberry breakfast bars are a healthy alternative to blueberry oatmeal. Choose gluten-free oats.
4. Paleo Blueberry Muffins
Blueberry muffins made gluten-free with almond flour. Love that sweet crumble on top!
5. Blueberry Almond Crisp
This blueberry crisp recipe uses almond flour and sliced almonds for a crispy, buttery topping.
6. No Bake Layered Blueberry Cheesecake
This stunning layered cheesecake is made with a nut and date crust, creamy soaked cashew “cheesecake”, and tart blueberries. Paleo-friendly and vegan.
7. Blueberry Sour Cream Tart
A summery blueberry and sour cream filling baked into a gluten-free and low-FODMAP tart.
8. Gluten-Free Blueberry Sweet Rolls
Light and airy and chock full of blueberries. Load on the cream cheese icing!
9. Flank Steak with Blueberry Sauce
Savory red wine and blueberry sauce complements the rich flavour of a well-cooked steak.
10. Sauteed Chicken with Blueberry Sauce and Blue Cheese
Chicken topped with sweet balsamic blueberries and creamy, pungent Blue cheese for a little kick.
11. Fresh Blueberry Vinaigrette
Fresh and fruity blueberry salad vinaigrette, plus 3 more fresh fruit options!
12. Blueberry Banana Coconut Smoothie
This creamy smoothie is made dairy-free with creamy coconut milk and fresh blueberries.
13. Lemon Blueberry Muffin Smoothie
Gluten-free oats give this lemon and blueberry breakfast smoothie added fiber for a great start to your day.
14. Blueberry Almond Ginger Smoothie
This refreshing dairy-free smoothie is a perfect choice for breakfast.
15. Blueberry Popsicles
This all-natural and healthy popsicle recipe combines the goodness of blueberries with acai and chia seeds for a supercharged icy treat!
16. Boozy Blueberry Mojito Popsicles
Try these adult popsicles for a refreshing treat this summer!
17. Pineapple Blueberry Lemonade Ice Pops
Naturally sweet from pineapple juice and a touch of honey, these ice pops contain whole blueberries for a whole lot of fun!
18. Blueberry Ricotta Ice Cream
Pull out your ice cream maker for this rich and creamy blueberry ice cream!
19. Blueberry Basil Rum Sorbet
This refreshing dairy-free sorbet is flavoured with fresh blueberries, fresh basil, and spiced rum.
20. Blueberry Barbecue Sauce
This sweet, spicy, and smoky homemade barbecue sauce is made with the sweetness of fresh, sun ripened blueberries. A family favourite!
21. Maple Blueberry Sauce
Make this simple blueberry sauce and pour generously over pancakes, angel cakes, ice cream, yogurt, and more.
22. Slow Cooker Blueberry Lavender Butter
What could say summer more than blueberries and lavender together?
23. Blueberry Lemonade
Tangy lemonade infused with sweet blueberries.
24. Blueberry Passion Fruit Margarita
Blueberries, passion fruit, and tequila! Also includes instructions for non-alcoholic mocktail option.
25. Peach Blueberry Sangria
The summery fruit wine use Moscato wine as the base, along with peach cider, ginger ale, peach schnapps, and fresh peach slices and blueberries.