21 Best Blueberry Recipes
At the Academy of Culinary Nutrition, summertime is peak berry season. As we prefer to eat foods when they’re in season, we fully take advantage of the short but sweet amount of time that blueberries are available by making an abundance of blueberry recipes (in addition to eating them fresh from the basket, of course!).
Blueberries are tiny powerhouses of nutrients – they are truly an everyday superfood. Blueberries, like other members of the berry family, are:
- packed with antioxidants (especially the wild blueberries)
- high in fibre, which is beneficial for digestion and cardiovascular health
- loaded with Vitamin C, which is crucial for immune health, skin health and the adrenals
- great for memory and cognition
- helpful to protect against cancer
There are many ways you can add blueberries to your rotation. They’re fantastic in smoothies, dairy-free ice cream, oatmeal or porridge, gluten-free baked goods and other sweet treats, but they also work well in savoury contexts, too!
21 best blueberry recipes
Easy Vegan Blueberry Pancakes
Easy Vegan Blueberry Pancakes by Jessica In The Kitchen
Make breakfast or brunch extra elegant – but without a lot of fuss – by making a stack of these blueberry pancakes.
AIP Blueberry Swirl Ice Cream
Blueberry Swirl Ice Cream by Heal Me Delicious
The luscious jam you swirl into this AIP-friendly ice cream recipe is a dream on its own, but it’s so much better swirled into ice cream!
Layered Blueberry Lemon Chia Pudding
Layered Blueberry Lemon Chia Pudding by Wellness 1st (*Culinary Nutrition Expert)
The layers of blueberry jam and chia pudding combine for an ideal breakfast or snack – and we highly recommend adding extra fresh blueberries on top!
Blueberry Banana Sourdough Muffins
Blueberry Banana Sourdough Muffins by Melissa Torio (*Culinary Nutrition Expert and Program Coach)
Give your sourdough discard new life by incorporating it into these tasty muffins!
Fudgy Vegan Blueberry Brownies
Fudgy Vegan Blueberry Brownies by Okonomi Kitchen
Berries and chocolate play extremely well together. You won’t regret tossing heaps of blueberries into these luxurious brownies.
Overnight Oats Blueberry Bowl
Overnight Oats Blueberry Bowl by Rainbow In My Kitchen
With only 10 minutes of prep, you’ll have a nutritious and energizing breakfast all ready to go for the next morning.
Vegan Spinach Fig Salad With Blueberry Dressing
Vegan Spinach Fig Salad With Blueberry Dressing by Nutriciously
Who says blueberry recipes have to be sweet treats? This salad is bursting with textures and flavours from roasted butternut squash, dark leafy greens, cooked quinoa, crunchy cabbage and, of course, a tasty blueberry dressing to tie it all together.
The Simplest Homemade Blueberry Jam
The Simplest Homemade Blueberry Jam by Meghan Telpner (*ACN Founder + Director)
You’ll love this no-fuss, naturally sweetened jam – it’s one of those blueberry recipes you’ll return to again and again.
Blueberry Breakfast Bars
Blueberry Breakfast Bars by Bewitchin Kitchen (*Culinary Nutrition Expert)
Everyone loves a portable recipe, right? These blueberry bars can be a delicious breakfast (especially when topped with coconut yogurt) or a snack you pack into your lunchbox.
Lemon Blueberry Polenta Bread
Lemon Blueberry Polenta Bread by Life and Lemons (*Culinary Nutrition Expert)
A hearty blueberry bread recipe – you’ll want to slather this with your favourite nut/seed butter or ghee.
Blueberry Cream Popsicles
Blueberry Cream Popsicles by The Qui Ingredient
Summer and popsicles go hand in hand. With only four ingredients, you can easily blend up a deliciously refreshing (and hydrating) treat.
Refreshing Blueberry Salsa
Refreshing Blueberry Salsa by What Great Grandma Ate
You certainly don’t need tomatoes for a great salsa! This blueberry version is great for dipping your tortilla chips into, serving over tacos or as a topping for your protein of choice.
Blueberry Balsamic Glazed Beets
Blueberry Balsamic Glazed Beets by The Endless Meal
If you’ve got any beet-resisters in your household, you can probably convince them to love this root vegetable by dousing it in a sticky blueberry glaze. Serve these on their own as a side dish, or throw atop a salad or dinner bowl.
Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins
Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins by Planted and Picked (*Culinary Nutrition Expert)
Because it’s fun to eat your oatmeal with your hands!
Vegan Blueberry Ketchup
Vegan Blueberry Ketchup by Well and Full
Yes, you read that right – blueberry ketchup. It’s tangy and sweet and will become your new favourite homemade condiment.
Blueberry Banana Smoothie
Blueberry Banana Smoothie by Build Your Bite
Everyone needs a basic blueberry smoothie! With only five ingredients, you can easily customize this to your taste by adding spices, greens, or other fruit and veg.
Maple Walnut Blueberry Crisp
Maple Walnut Blueberry Crisp by Marisa Moore Nutrition
Give your brain a lift with the power combo of blueberries and walnuts baked into a delicious crisp.
Easy Apricot Blueberry Salad
Easy Apricot Blueberry Salad by Vancouver With Love
Take full advantage of summer fruits by adding more of them to your salads.
Blueberry Mojito Kombucha
Blueberry Mojito Kombucha by Making Thyme for Health
Your mocktail will be both refreshing and great for gut health with the addition of kombucha. If you’ve never made kombucha before, you can find our step-by-step guide here.
Blueberry Balsamic Chicken Thighs
Blueberry Balsamic Chicken Thighs by Unbound Wellness
Add a blue twist to your traditional chicken marinade with this AIP-friendly, Paleo and Whole 30 recipe.
Vegan Lemon Blueberry Scones
Vegan Lemon Blueberry Scones by Bakerita
You will not miss the gluten at all when you bake up a batch of these tender gluten-free blueberry scones.
To ensure your blueberries stay fresh as long as possible, they need to be stored properly! Discover how to best store blueberries and other produce in our Produce Storage Guide.
More Wisdom from our Experts
How often have you been told that it’s okay to eat dessert? If you haven’t heard these words in the past, then it’s time to…Read More
When it’s time to prepare a meal, most of us open up our fridge and pantry and get to work, or we make a trip…Read More
When the days are hot and sunny, few things are more refreshing than eating an ice-cold popsicle on the grass, the sand, the deck, or…Read More
Summertime is one of our favourite seasons: the gloriously vibrant summer produce, the lingering hours of sunlight, the relaxed vacation vibes from everyone around us, traveling…Read More
When the weather warms up, or if you live in a hot climate, it’s important to ensure you stay well hydrated. There are many bright-coloured…Read More
Summer is the perfect time to indulge in sweet, frozen treats, but for those who are allergic or intolerant to dairy (and many of us…Read More