Friday, June 18, 2010

Five Recipes: What To Do With Those Fresh Blueberries

Since it's blueberry season (HOLLA!), and blueberry patches are brimming with ripe, ready-to-eat goodness, I thought I'd share some of my favorite recipes for putting those fresh blueberries to use.

These are five recipes that I've made over and over - they're tried and true - and PERFECT for fresh blueberries.

We have BIG plans for some blueberry pickin' in the next couple of weeks. If you ask my boys, they'll take 'em just the way God made 'em. But, we'll be making every one of these recipes, too!

I'd love to know - what is your favorite fresh blueberry recipe? I'd love some new ideas!

Here are a few of my favorites:

Jumbo Blueberry Sour Cream Muffins. Perfect for breakfast or snacks. Make them as big, coffee-house style muffins in jumbo baking cups, or as regular muffins. Either way, they're wonderfully delicious.

Blueberry Coffee Cake. A traditional, dense coffee cake that's made in a springform pan. It's such a pretty cake - perfect for a brunch!

Clara's Peach Blueberry Cake. My husband actually prefers this cake with fresh blueberries. It's one of the easiest cakes you'll ever make - but, man, is it good.

Blackberry Blueberry Cobbler. A simple cobbler recipe that can be made with any kind of fruit filling. Slowly cook down fresh blueberries on the stovetop with some sugar and lemon juice, and use that as the filling. Delicious!

Blueberry Pancakes. I mean, really. Is there anything better on a weekend mornin' than fresh Blueberry Pancakes. Use my tried-and-true buttermilk pancake recipe and throw in a few handfuls of fresh blueberries. What a way to start the day!

Happy Blueberry Season!


  1. Thanks for giving me a ton of ideas for family breakfasts and desserts this summer!

    Keep up the great work! I really enjoy your blog.

  2. I love fresh blueberries too!

    Our favorites are:
    Blueberry Baked Oatmeal -

    Lemon Blueberry Scones -

    Blueberry Rhubarb Dump Cake -

    Happy Blueberry Season!

  3. My favorite fresh blueberry recipe is this blueberry cream pie ( All it takes is a piecrust, some blueberries, sugar, flour, and some heavy cream. YUM. In fact, I'm making it for dessert tonight!

  4. Purple Slurples are great!
    Blend 1/3c. of fresh blueberries with 1 frozen banana, handful of raw baby spinach,and 1 cup milk until smooth in the blender - enjoy!
    Usually I add some chia seeds or 1 T. of any nut butter (almond is my fav!) for added protein and good fats.
    So good!

  5. I had a friend come over today and tell me she just got a bunch of blueberries on sale and wanted some blue berry recipes... I sent her to this post! :-)