Welcome to July, the month for mid-morning hikes, afternoons by the pool, and weekends in the blueberry bush. That’s right, it’s officially blueberry season, and many farms around Canada have opened up their doors for the public to come and pick all they can eat.
But what happens when you’ve had your fill of raw berries? Sure, you can throw them into a pie or some pancakes, or perhaps even go the jam route. But before you do, we’ve got some other berry good ideas for how to enjoy blueberries all summer long.
Embrace summer with these 17 berry, berry good blueberry recipes
Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake BarsLemon and blueberries are a surprisingly impactful flavour combination. In this easy-to-make cheesecake, they're divine.
GET THE RECIPEThe Girl Who Ate Everything
Blueberry Basil DressingNothing says summer like a fresh garden salad, topped with this gorgeous and fresh blueberry basil dressing. We'd enjoy on the patio with a glass of bubbly.
GET THE RECIPEThe Garden Grazer
Balsamic Blueberry Grilled CheeseThis sweet and savoury sammy might sound weird at first, but the surprising flavour combination is like a party in your mouth, we promise!
GET THE RECIPEAmanda by the Bay
Blueberry BiscuitsHost your own tea time with these fresh biscuits -- for added oomph, serve warm with a bit of creme fraiche.
GET THE RECIPECall Me PMC
Blueberry TurnoversWe have five words for you: Pillsbury, eat your heart out.
GET THE RECIPEThe Baker Upstairs
Blueberry Breakfast Parfait PopsWho doesn't love a popsicle for breakfast on a warm summer morning? Get your fruit, and some protein too, with these Greek yogurt-based offerings.
GET THE RECIPEMom on Timeout
Blueberry Pancake BitesSure, we all love blueberry pancakes, but there's something extra fancy about these pancake balls. Maybe it's that we can justify eating more of them because they're so small and perfect?
GET THE RECIPECincy Shopper
Blueberry Muffin CakeMoist like a muffin but in the shape of a Bundt cake, this creation is pretty and delicious for breakfast, dessert or a simple snack.
GET THE RECIPEA Spicy Perspective
Sparkling Blueberry MojitoWhy stick to eating your blueberries when you can drink them, too? Serve these at your next barbecue to make it the talk of the neighbourhood.
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Blueberry SyrupTired of plain old maple syrup? Switch things up with this blueberry concoction, which is just as delicious on French toast and pancakes as it is on granola and ice cream.
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Blueberry Coconut GranolabitesHitting that 3 p.m. wall? Throw a couple of these energy boosters in your bag or purse for a healthy midday lift.
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Blueberry Hand PiesPies are nice, but it's way more fun to have an entire pie to yourself -- especially one that's this easy to make and fits in the palm of your hand.
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Blueberry Crumb BarsFresh, wholesome and slightly indulgent, we could see ourselves bringing these to our next potluck or family picnic.
GET THE RECIPESweet Remedy
Blueberry French Toast CasseroleThrow all of your ingredients into a casserole dish the night before, then throw in the oven first thing the next morning to impress your weekend guests.
GET THE RECIPEDeliciously Yum
Blueberry Chicken ChoppedsaladThe sweetness of the berries, coupled with the texture of chicken in this salad, make for a refreshing appetizer or entree.
GET THE RECIPEGimme Some Oven
Blueberry Glazed PorkPork is the perfect canvas for summery fruit -- this blueberry glaze is one or our faves.
GET THE RECIPEMade From Pinterest
Blueberry Energy BallsSure they look like Timbits, but these are way healthier and specifically designed to keep you going through your long summer day. Bonus: they taste just as good.
GET THE RECIPEThe Healthy Maven