12 Best Blueberry Recipes

Got blueberries? These tangy purple berries are seriously tastyand healthy too. Here are our top blueberry recipes for what to do with them.

Blueberry recipes

Are you a blueberry lover? We can’t get enough of these deep purple berries and their tangy pop of flavor. Of course, Alex and my favorite way to eat them is by the handful: they’re truly nature’s candy! But if you’re looking for a few recipes on what to do with blueberries: we’ve got your back. From blueberry crisp to healthy blueberry muffins to our frosty chocolate blueberry smoothie, we hope you’ll find a few favorite recipes you’ll make again and again.

Before we start…a little note on the health benefits of blueberries!

Blueberries nutrition

You’ve probably heard all sorts of health claims about blueberries, and maybe heard the word super food thrown around here and there. It’s true: blueberries are chock full of health benefits! But what’s actually so great about these tiny blue orbs, and why should you make these blueberry recipes? Blueberries are:

  • Low in calories and fat. Blueberries have 80 calories per 1 cup serving, virtually no fat, and are low in sodium.
  • A source of vitamin C. A 1 cup serving of blueberries provides 16% of your daily vitamin C.
  • A good source of dietary fiber. Even just a handful of blueberries can help you meet your daily fiber requirement. What’s good about fiber? Fiber may reduce the risk of heart disease and may help you feel full faster.
  • High in manganese. Manganese helps the body process cholesterol and nutrients such as carbohydrates and protein.

Source: US Highbush Blueberry Council

And now…our top blueberry recipes!

Want to freeze blueberries?

Got a lot of berries and want to freeze them? Not sure if you can use frozen berries in a baking recipe? Head to our resource: How to Freeze Blueberries.

Other blueberry recipes

If you need more inspiration, here are a few blueberry recipes we would suggest:

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Blueberry Cake

Blueberry Cake


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x

Description

This easy blueberry cake recipe is stunning: it’s fluffy, lightly sweet, and scented with lemon. Perfect for summer evenings or brunch!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups plus 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest plus 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Powdered sugar (optional), for dusting

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Butter an 8 or 9-inch springform pan or round cake pan, then dust it with flour. If using a cake pan, line the bottom with parchment paper.
  3. Place the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a medium bowl and use a fork to thoroughly mix the ingredients together.
  4. Use your hands to make a hole in the center of the dry ingredients. Into the hole, crack the egg and add the olive oil, yogurt, applesauce, vanilla, and lemon zest. Use a fork to mix the ingredients together until smooth and blended.
  5. In another bowl, mix the blueberries with the lemon juice and 1 teaspoon flour.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the blueberries in a single layer on the top (no need to press them down).
  7. Bake until the cake 35 to 40 minutes (ours took 37 minutes), until golden brown on top and a toothpick in the enter comes out clean.
  8. Remove from the oven and leave on the counter to cool completely, 1 hour. If using a springform pan, remove the sides (if using a cake pan, you can leave in the pan or remove it). If desired, sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut into pieces and serve. If desired, serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Blueberry Recipes, Blueberry Cake

Last updated: March 2020

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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