Here are our top blueberry recipes for what to do with this sweet fruit! Try everything from cakes to muffins to margaritas.

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 desserts like crisp and crumble to healthy blueberry muffins to a frosty blueberry smoothie, we hope you’ll find a few favorite recipes you’ll make again and again.

And now…our top blueberry recipes!

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

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 muffins

20 Blueberry Recipes: Muffins, Cake, & More!


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x

Description

This is the best blueberry muffins recipe! The muffins come out tall, fluffy and golden, with an irresistibly sweet fruity flavor.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 ½ cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • Turbinado sugar, for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a standard 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray or add muffin cup papers.
  2. Wash and dry the blueberries. 
  3. Make the batter: In a large bowl, whisk the all-purpose flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, and salt. In a separate medium bowl, whisk the eggs, then whisk in the honey, vegetable oil, yogurt, milk and apple cider vinegar until smooth. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients with a spatula until a thick, smooth batter forms. Fold the blueberries into the batter with a spatula. 
  4. Scoop the batter evenly into the muffin cups: the cups will be full to the top, using about a heaping ¼ cup per muffin. Sprinkle the tops with turbinado sugar (or additional granulated sugar).
  5. Bake: Bake the muffins for 18 to 20 minutes, until puffed and golden and a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then transfer to a rack to cool fully, about 1 hour. Eat immediately or they taste even better the next day after storage in a sealed container at room temperature. Store up to 4 days in a sealed container at room temperature, refrigerated up to 1 week or more (allow to come to room temperature before serving), or frozen up to 3 months.
  • Category: Muffin
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Blueberry Recipes

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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