40+ Recipes With Blueberry That Will Change Your Life
California blueberries are harvested from May through July which means you have just about enough time to try some, or all, of the 40+ delicious recipes with blueberry that we have gathered from our California Grown Creators!
With so many nutritional and health benefits, it’s always a good idea to sneak blueberries into as many meals and snacks as you can during California’s peak blueberry season.
Breakfast recipes with blueberry.
Blueberries are one of the classic breakfast table fruits. They are sweet and tart, full of vitamins, and are great as an addition to everything from muffins to oatmeal. Below we have gathered some of the best recipes with blueberry from our California Grown Creators.
Blueberry Brie Walnut Toast
Fresh, bursting blueberries take center stage in this hearty and satisfying toast recipe by Becky Sue of Baking the Goods. Thick slabs of toasted sourdough are topped with brie and baked until the cheese is warm and gooey. A mini mountain of blueberries and toasted walnuts crown the bubbly brie. Then, it’s all drizzled with a kiss of sweet honey and herby thyme tendrils for a fancy finish.
These muffins from Baking the Goods have just the right amount of subtle sweetness, allowing the bright lemon and blueberries to shine.
Made with bursting berries, sweet almond extract, tangy Greek yogurt, and poppy seeds these muffins are the humble hero of breakfast pastries.
These light and fluffy gluten-free muffins from Wheat by the Wayside are literally bursting with fresh, summer blueberries!
They are simple to make, and you can use fresh or frozen blueberries depending on whatever you have on hand.
Displaced Housewife has graced the internet with her ‘master’ scone recipe and then filled it with berries and smothered them in icing. We will be inviting ourselves over for breakfast at her house in the near future.
This quick bread from This Mess is Ours is fast and easy just as the name implies – loaded with blueberries and sweetened with honey.
This is the breakfast toast that Baking the Goods swears by. You start by toasting thick slabs of slightly sour Levain bread, then slather them in rich cream cheese, top them with walnuts and blueberries, and then drizzle them with honey and cinnamon.
This recipe for French Toast from Displaced Housewife is almost too sinful for breakfast, almost. It is made with slices of her Blueberry Breakfast Bread and scented with vanilla, five-spice powder, tangerine zest, and Cointreau. YUM!
Dessert recipes with blueberry.
As comfortable as blueberries are at the breakfast table they are equally as welcome when served as dessert. From simple popsicles to full-on weekend baking projects, there is a dessert recipe with blueberry below for every skill level of cook.
This pie from Baking the Goods starts with a tender, flaky all butter pie crust. It’s lined with rich almond paste that adds flavor depth and creates a barrier for preventing a soggy bottom. The pie bursts with fresh blueberry filling and it’s topped with a crisp and textural almond crumble topping.
Sweet ice cream, tart blueberries, and tangy cheesecake come together in this most amazing no-churn ice cream from Wheat by the Wayside. The best part? No ice cream maker required!
Extra bonus, this one is gluten-free too!
This cobbler from This Mess is Ours is bursting with juicy berries and is loaded with an extra thick layer of cobbler crust on top which makes this literally THE BEST cobbler ever! This endlessly customizable dessert is easy to make and perfect for whenever you want to indulge a bit.
Bursting with blueberries and juicy peaches this cake from Baking the Goods has the irresistible warmth of browned butter and bourbon all snuggled up comfortably in a cornmeal cake that comforts like a beloved hoodie on a late summer night.
This light and airy cake from Britney Breaks Bread is made with soft blueberries and prunes then topped with a gingery streusel to seal the deal! Who knew blueberries and prunes made such a delicious pairing? Oh wait…we did!
Peak season blueberries and peaches bake together in an undeniably tender and flaky all-butter crust that’s as easy as to make as it is beautiful. This galette from Baking the Goods is a real showstopper!
This adorable fresh watermelon “cake” from A Girl Defloured is actually a whole, peeled watermelon! Topped with freshly whipped cream and summer berries, including strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, this is a not-too-sweet treat that you can enjoy all summer long.
When it’s road trip time make these easy blueberry-filled granola bars from Salt & Wind before you leave. Each bar is bursting with good-for-you ingredients, they satisfy both the sweet and savory tooth, plus they have tons of nutty protein.
Best of all, they haven’t been sitting on a random gas station shelf for six months.
We think our lemon-laced blueberry galette is the perfect way to use up a few cups of blueberries.
Chock full of fresh, abundant California blueberries and a crust that is to die for, these Fresh Blueberry Pie Bars are sure to be a hit!
This Mess is Ours’ son’s refusal to eat anything but blueberries and pizza led to this dessert pizza mash-up that is reminiscent of the flavor of a lemony blueberry tart, but slices like a pizza!
Tacos for dessert is definitely a vibe!
Pre-made crepes are an excellent dessert substitute for taco shells. And when you fill them with whipped cream, fresh nectarines, and plump California blueberries you will wonder why you’ve never served tacos for dessert before too!
Drink recipes with blueberry.
Cocktails, mocktails, and smoothies oh my! What will you try first? We think the delicious drink recipes with blueberry below are some of our California Grown Creator’s best work and we can’t wait for you to try them.
Our healthy take on a Unicorn Milkshake is bursting with berries and topped with fluffy whipped cream. You’ll love this smoothie recipe!
With the temps rising and summer on the horizon, our blueberry soda float is the perfect one to have in your back pocket for a perfect treat to cool you off!
Fresh Berry Moscato Mule Wine Cocktail
This tasty Californian take on the Moscow Mule from Discover California Wines is loaded with berry goodness. You can choose any berries you like. If you’re hosting a get-together, muddle a big bowl of berries in advance and stow them in the fridge for up to 1 day. Since Muscat wine varies in sweetness, the wine you choose will dictate how sweet the finished mules are.
This gorgeous take on the whisky sour cocktail from the California Blueberry Commission will spice up your next happy hour! Infused with a California blueberry syrup spiked with lemon and cinnamon, it’s the perfect marriage of flavors.
This lively spin on the classic mojito is chock-full of plump California blueberries and fresh mint.
Savory recipes with blueberry.
Savory recipes with blueberry? YES!!! Look, we know blueberries aren’t the first ingredient you think of when looking for a star component for your turkey burgers, but we are here to tell you that you totally should. Blueberries are a delicious addition to all sorts of salads and sauces. Keep scrolling for a few recipes with blueberry that just might break you out of that dinner rut you’ve stuck been in.
Fresh California Blueberries take on a savory role in this simple, 15-minute Blueberry Jalapeño BBQ sauce recipe
Once you’ve made our Blueberry Jalapeno BBQ Sauce recipe above smother This Mess is Ours’ turkey burgers in it – talk about delicious and addictive!
The subtle sweetness of California blueberries and the creaminess of California avocado go together hand in hand in this simple salad recipe!
This sheet pan dinner from A Girl Defloured is a delicious, one-pan meal that feeds a crowd.
Have leftover sauce? Serve it on anything grilled including ribs or fish, or use it as a dipping sauce!
This springtime salad from the California Blueberry Commission is loaded with California goodness including fresh blueberries, corn, and arugula. Topped with earthy wild or red rice, salty Parmesan cheese, and a sweet-tart dressing, this is a salad you’ll want to serve all season long.
Can dogs eat blueberries?
Turns out it’s a YES! Blueberries are one of the best fruits that dogs can eat. This flavorful little superfood packs quite a nutritious punch and is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.
These frozen treats from This Mess is Ours are easy to make and are the perfect icy treat for your 4-legged friend on a hot day
Frequently asked questions about California blueberries.
According to calblueberry.org, there are 80 individual producers, blueberries are grown throughout California. In the most recent season, California farmers produced blueberries in 28 counties on nearly 9,000 acres. The greatest blueberry acreage can be found in Tulare County, where blueberries are grown on roughly 2,400 acres. San Joaquin, Kern, and Fresno counties follow Tulare County in total acreage for blueberry production.
Blueberries contain very high levels of antioxidants. According to experts at the National Sleep Foundation, antioxidants can protect you from the stress of a sleep disorder, which can cause oxidation in the body.
Blueberries contain moderate amounts of sugar — or 15 grams per cup (148 grams). However, they don’t have adverse effects on blood sugar levels.
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***This post was updated 3/23/2022 with over 20 more blueberry recipes and facts about California-grown blueberries.***