Come summer, we’re chomping at the bit to raid the berry stand at the farmers market, largely thanks to in-season blueberries. These tiny seasonal gems are sweet, sour and beyond juicy, making them great for salads, smoothies, pancakes and, most importantly, baked goods. Here are 40 of the best blueberry recipes to tackle while they’re at peak deliciousness.
1. Skillet Blueberry Cornbread
2. Gwyneth Paltrow’s Blueberry Cauliflower Smoothie
3. Lemon Pie with Blueberry Meringue
Don’t worry about fussing with fresh berries to get that dreamy lilac-colored meringue. Simply turn freeze-dried blueberries into powder with your blender or food processor, then boil it with sugar and whisk the syrup into the egg whites.
4. Chrissy Teigen’s Blueberry-Cream Cheese Pancakes
5. Blueberry and Fennel Seed Scones
These morning glories hail from the Little Goat diner in Chicago, where they’re made with fresh-squeezed orange juice, toasted fennel seeds and dried blueberries.
6. Grilled Angel Food Cake with Blueberry Sauce
A couple minutes on the grill and a simple three-ingredient fruit sauce elevate this plain confection big time. None of your guests will guess that the cake is store-bought.
7. Blueberry, Blackberry and Raspberry Soufflés
Don’t be intimidated by their fancy reputation. The key to airy, foolproof soufflés is not overmixing the batter and being gentle with them from start to finish.
8. Berry-Coconut Rocket Pops
Just like the ones you slurped on as a kid—minus the freaky dyes and ingredients. These beauties come together with nothing but fruit, coconut milk, white grape juice and sugar.
9. Lemon-Berry Sheet Pan Trifle
No meticulous layering or crystal-cut bowl required. Citrusy summer berries are the crowning glory on this masterpiece of meringue and whipped cream.
10. Glazed Blueberry Cake
With Greek yogurt in the batter and all that fresh fruit on top, this dessert totally doubles as breakfast. Don’t @ us.
11. Blueberry-Ginger Smoothie
Sweet, tangy, refreshing and ever so slightly spicy, this sipper will actually make you want to get out of bed in the morning.
12. Vegan Spiced Blueberry Breakfast Cake
Thanks to whole grain spelt flour, old-fashioned oats, pistachios and almond butter, there’s a ton of protein and fiber in every slice.
13. Blueberry Crumble Pie
Name a more ingenious mashup, we’ll wait. It’s basically like a standard blueberry pie, only instead of finishing it with a lattice crust, we substitute a crispy streusel-inspired topping.
14. Overnight Oats with Blueberries and Almonds
If you’re usually too groggy in the morning to make breakfast, this recipe will change your life. Just pour the oats into a jar with milk and maple syrup and refrigerate overnight, so all you have to do the next day is add toppings.
15. Blackberry-Peach Grilled Cheese
Sure, this enviable lunch calls for our fave berry’s mouth-puckering cousin, but we’re betting bluebs can hold down the fort, too.
16. Baked Berry French Toast
Fresh-baked brioche + cinnamon-y egg custard + homemade berry compote = a breakfast for the books. You won’t even have to stand at the stove flipping the slices all morning (yay!).
17. Blueberry Buttermilk Biscones
All the fluffy tenderness of a buttermilk biscuit plus the buttery flavor of a British scone? We’ll take a dozen, please.
18. Whole-Wheat Blueberry Muffins
Not only do these handhelds come together in less than an hour, but the whole-wheat pastry flour also makes them fluffier and more satiating.
19. Dairy-Free Cheesecake with Blueberry Topping
How is it possible without cream cheese, butter or flour, you ask? The crust is made almost entirely of pecans, while the filling stars soaked cashews.
20. Lemon-Blueberry Poke Cake
We’re suckers for a shortcut. Give store-bought lemon cake mix a fruity glow-up by soaking it in a ridiculously easy blueberry syrup.
21. Paleo Almond Butter Blender Muffins
In case you’re wondering why blender muffins are the best thing ever, let us explain. The only real step is whirling all the ingredients in a blender—once combined, just pour the batter into a muffin tin and bake.
22. Coffee Oatmeal with Buckwheat Honey, Blueberries and Yogurt
Java-infused oats, why didn’t we think of that? It’s the creation of chef Jenny Dorsey, who pairs the oatmeal with nutty, bitter buckwheat honey—it’s just the match for the coffee’s roasty notes.
23. Berry Galette
Throw in blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries—we aren’t picky. The real kicker is the store-bought pie crust, which looks super rustic when golden brown and covered in turbinado sugar.
24. Blueberry-Cucumber Summer Salad with Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette
When the weather’s hot, nothing cools us down like raw cucumbers. But TBH, our favorite ingredient here is the sugared almonds, hands down.
25. Blueberry Lemonade
26. Blueberry Brie Grilled Cheese
27. Blueberry and Peach Crostada
Any dessert that starts with store-bought pastry crust is our kind of dessert. Feel free to substitute nectarines, plums or apricots for the peaches.
28. Matcha Overnight Oats with Summer Berries
The recipe calls for coconut milk, which gives the oats a rich texture and flavor. But feel free to use soy or almond milk instead if that’s what you have on hand.
29. Blueberry Caprese Salad
Summer doesn’t start until this timeless tomato-mozz-basil combo hits the picnic table. This version calls on blueberries for sweetness and pumpkin seeds for crunch.
30. Blueberry Cornmeal Waffles
Can you believe this restaurant-caliber breakfast comes together in just 30 minutes? All the magic lies in the blueberry syrup, which takes just five minutes of simmering on the stove.
31. Blueberry Hand Pie
The recipe calls for making the crust from scratch, but boy is it worth it. Think sugary pie crust bursting with blueberry-vanilla goat cheese filling, all topped with a sweet blueberry glaze.
32. Blueberry Dutch Baby
The addition of spicy ground ginger gives this skillet dish a certain je nais se quois. Top it off with yogurt, crème fraiche or, if you want to go all out, vanilla ice cream.
33. Salty-Sweet Blueberry Almond Granola Bars
The great thing about making your own granola bars is that you control every ingredient that goes in them. Bye, sneaky added sugars.
34. Blueberry Basil Balsamic Mozzarella Crisps
There’s always room in our recipe box for another cheesy hors d’oeuvre. Picture grilled slices of baguette topped with mozzarella cheese and slathered in blueberry-balsamic topping.
35. Baked Blueberry Donuts
BRB, bathing in the blueberry glaze. The secret to its bold flavor is Bonne Maman Intense Blueberry Fruit Spread.
36. Blueberry Lemon Biscuits
They’re *way* easier to bake than they look. After all, they start with store-bought biscuit mix and get all their moisture from lemon yogurt.
37. Grapefruit Brûlée with Yogurt and Blueberry Sauce
A healthy, wintry treat that won’t make you feel like you’re sacrificing dessert.
38. Cheesecake Ice Cream with Blueberry and Red Wine Swirl
Booze and ice cream, a match made in dessert heaven. Go with a full-bodied Syrah or a smoky Merlot for the blueberry sauce.
39. Lemon Curd Blueberry Pop Tarts
Full disclosure: We’d gladly wake up at the crack of dawn if it meant starting the day with one of these puppies.
40. Blueberry Icelandic Skyr Cake
Skyr is essentially Iceland’s equivalent to Greek yogurt, only milder in flavor and super creamy. It’s the perfect alternative to cream cheese in this pseudo-cheesecake recipe.