12 Easy Blueberry Recipes to Make This Season

Take advantage of peak blueberry time with these easy recipes for every meal.

June 19, 2017
Blueberry-Cornmeal Waffles with Blueberry Sauce
Mitch Mandel

From late spring to early fall, blueberries are at their prime, which means there's no better time to add the antioxidant-rich berry into your diet. 

More: 20 Festive Brunch Recipes to Make This Weekend

From breakfast dishes to smoothies and desserts, we have the best blueberry recipes that'll let you take advantage of the harvest season:

Blueberry-Walnut Pancakes with Maple Yogurt
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Blueberry-Walnut Pancakes with Maple Yogurt

The hearty blueberry pancakes will help you recover from the longest of training runs. The addition of walnuts and maple yogurt topping, which is rich in protein, gives them extra staying power.

Get the Blueberry-Walnut Pancakes with Maple Yogurt recipe from Runner's World Meals on the Run

blueberry oat pancakes
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Blueberry Oat Pancakes

Here's what's in these pancakes: almonds (packed with protein, fiber, vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and monounsaturated fats that keep you healthy and full longer); blueberries (rich in fiber and antioxidants); and oatmeal (with cholesterol-lowering fiber, magnesium, zinc, and phosphorus—it's also gluten free). 

Get the Blueberry Oat Pancakes recipe from The Family Cooks

Blueberry Lime Cornmeal Muffins
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Blueberry Lime Cornmeal Muffins

Although the cornmeal base is studded with blueberries, lime is the anchor. It balances the sweetness of the cornmeal, brightens the freshness of the blueberries, and smooths the edges of the honey. With its own glaze and butter, lime works its way into every layer of this deliciously messy muffin.

Get the Blueberry Lime Cornmeal Muffins recipe from Messy Baker

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A Gut-Healing Blueberry Protein Smoothie

Tender and nutrient dense, spinach is a mild-tasting green to sneak into your breakfast foods. Blueberries and sweet-tasting stevia will mask any slight veggie taste, making it a good option to share with family members who don't always eat their veggies. Or for a flavor swap, use a half teaspoon almond extract in place of the cinnamon.

Get the Gut-Healing Blueberry Protein Smoothie recipe from The Gut Balance Revolution

Blueberry Quinoa Smoothie
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Blueberry Quinoa Smoothie

Yep, this super-filling smoothie recipe by celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak is a delicious way to round out your breakfast or post-workout snack with extra fats, protein, and fiber—the three most important components for keeping your stomach full and your hand out of the candy drawer.

Get the Blueberry Quinoa Smoothie recipe from The Body Reset Diet Cookbook

Blueberry Fool
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Blueberry Fool

The origin of its name is uncertain, but one thing we do know is that this simple combination of fruit and cream is incredibly easy to make. Adding as many berries as possible, both cooked and fresh, ups the nutrient content and makes the small amount of heavy cream practically virtuous.

Get the Blueberry Fool recipe from 101 Recipes You Can't Live Without

Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Muffins
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Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Loaded with antioxidants, the blueberries are also a great source of fiber. Plus, the muffins will keep in the fridge for up to six days, and in the freezer for longer! Simply toss your pick in the microwave for 30 seconds whenever you're ready to indulge.

Get the Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Muffins recipe from Love Your Body

Sweet And Sour Blueberry Parfait
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Sweet And Sour Blueberry Parfait

When blueberry season strikes, enjoy this super easy recipe. Ounce for ounce, blueberries provide more antioxidants than any other fresh fruit or vegetables. Plus, they're grown with far fewer pesticides than many other crops.

Get the Sweet And Sour Blueberry Parfait recipe from Flat Belly Diet! Cookbook

Apple-Blueberry Steel-Cut Oats
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Apple-Blueberry Steel-Cut Oats

Here's a make-ahead recipe you can prepare for the entire week! Single portions can be reheated in the microwave, or in a small saucepan, adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of water for the desired consistency.

Get the Apple-Blueberry Steel-Cut Oats recipe from 2-Week Turnaround Diet Cookbook

Blueberry-Oatmeal Casserole with Baked Yogurt Topping
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Blueberry-Oatmeal Casserole with Baked Yogurt Topping

A layer of thick Greek yogurt is spread on this berry-packed casserole and baked, adding a hefty dose of calcium. The oven's heat quickly turns the yogurt thick and dense, almost like a soft cheese, creating a rich-tasting topping.

Get the Blueberry-Oatmeal Casserole with Baked Yogurt Topping recipe from 101 Recipes You Can't Live Without

Blueberries 'n' Cream Oatmeal
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Blueberries 'n' Cream Oatmeal

Blueberries contain more flavonoid antioxidants, which work to fortify heart health, than almost any other fruit. Choose organic versions when you can—studies show they contain significantly higher concentrations of those beneficial antioxidants than conventionally grown varieties.

Get the Blueberries 'n' Cream Oatmeal recipe from Runner's World Meals on the Run

Blueberry-Cornmeal Waffles with Blueberry Sauce
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Blueberry-Cornmeal Waffles with Blueberry Sauce

Swapping fresh blueberry sauce for the usual maple syrup cuts down on sugar since the berries are naturally sweet, saving you calories. The cornstarch in the batter helps produce crisp waffles. You can just as easily use this recipe for pancakes if you don't have a waffle iron.

Get the Blueberry-Cornmeal Waffles with Blueberry Sauce recipe from 101 Recipes You Can't Live Without

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