25 Ways to Use Fresh Blueberries

We picked 34 lbs of fresh blueberries in about an hour this weekend. It was fun! Now we have a bunch of blueberries, and I need a plan for what to do with them!

1. Dehydrate them

Nourishing Days has a great recipe for Dehydrated Blueberries. What a yummy snack, and a great addition to baked goods! And store-bought dehydrated blueberries are hard to find and expensive!

2. Make Jam!

I would like to try this Wild Blueberry Chia Seed Jam from Healthy Living How To, but I’ll try to make it with honey instead of stevia. There’s also this awesome looking Blueberry Lavender Rhubarb Jam from Healthy Green Kitchen.

3. Make Gelato! 

Weed ’em and Reap shares this awesome looking Blueberry Lemon Gelato, which can be made with sugar or honey.

4. Make Muffins!

I’ve got a Coconut Flour Blueberry Muffin recipe right here on this site. Health Extremest has a coconut flour, Paleo Blueberry Muffin Recipe, and I have one too! Nourished Kitchen has a Grain-free Blueberry Almond Crumb Muffin on her site (which is a guest post by Mommypotamus). There are also these Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins from Strands of My Life, or these gluten free Blueberry Muffins from Clean Eats in the Zoo.

5. Make a Smoothie!

Try this Blueberry Banana Kefir Smoothie with Avocado from Girl Meets Nourishment or this Cucumber Blueberry Smoothie from Mama’s Blissful Bites. This Peach Blueberry Cobbler Smoothie from Homemade Mommy looks yummy, too!

6. Make Tarts!

Check out these gluten free Blueberry & Almond Tarts from Strands of My Life.

7.  Juice Them!

Have you heard of making juice with Apples, Celery, Carrots & Blueberries? Mama’s Blissful Bites shares her recipe with you!

8. Make Frozen Yogurt Blueberries!

Ya know the yogurt-covered raisins? I bet your kids will like thee Frozen Yogurt Blueberries from Homegrown and Healthy!

9. Make Pudding!

Make this yummy looking Coconut Blueberry Pudding (Dairy Free, SCD and GAPS legal) from Real Food Forager.

10. Make Sorbet!

I plan to try to make this Blueberry Sorbet recipe with honey instead of sugar. It’s from Home Grown and Healthy. This Watermelon & Blueberry “Ice Cream!” is pretty much like a sorbet, as well.

11. Make Coffee Cake!

There’s a Egg and Grain Free (and sugar free) Blueberry Coffee Cake recipe at Grass Fed Girl! And try my GAPS Blueberry Banana Coffee Cake while you’re at it! 🙂 This GAPS Blueberry Banana Bread from Gutsy looks similar, and yummy!

12.  Make Burgers with them

Yup! I’d never heard of that either, until I saw this Blueberry Bison Burger recipe from The Healthy Home Economist.

13. Make Blueberry Kefir!

This Blueberry Kefir recipe from Food Loves Writing looks yummy!

14. Make Mini Loaves of Bread!

Try these gluten free Quinoa Blueberry Mini Loaves from Scratch Mommy!

15. Eat them on yogurt!

You don’t need a recipe for this, right? Here’s a Homemade Yogurt recipe from.

16. Make a Blueberry Sauce for Panna Cotta

Italian Food Forever shares this yummy looking Lemon Panna Cotta with Blueberry Sauce!

17. Make Macaroons!

I bet you’ve never heard of Blueberry Macaroons, have you? Carmen Eat Enjoy has this easy, one-minute recipe!

18. Top your pancakes with them!

Check out this  almond flour pancake recipe with blueberries on top from Allision Nichols/Frisky Lemon Nutrition!

19. Make Cobbler!

Try this gluten free Lemon-Blueberry Cobbler from Clean Eats in the Zoo.

20. Make Fruit Snacks!

These Healthy Fruit Snacks from Thank Your Body will be a hit with your kids!!

21. Make Popsicles!

Try these Blueberry Cream Popsicles, made with coconut milk, honey and chia seeds from Freshly Grown.

22. Make Blueberry Simple Syrup!

You can use simple syrup in coffee drinks, or iced tea, or on your pancakes for breakfast. Try this Blueberry Lavender Simple Syrup from Real Food RN.

23. Make a Slushy!

Yum. It’s so hot out, I want this Pomegranate, Blueberry, Matcha Tea Slushy from Gourmande in the Kitchen NOW! 🙂

24. Make Blueberry Ice Cubes for your Lemonade!

I thought this Raw Honey Lemonade with Blueberry Ice Cubes looked pretty amazing!

25. Make Red, White & Blueberry Shortcake!

I’ve got a tasty Red, White & Blueberry Shortcake recipe right here on this site!

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  • Tina Cochrane

    Great ideas for using blueberries, and they all translate to saskatoon berries as well, which are found in my area, although they’re a bit smaller.

  • Tricia Kauffman

    #26 could have been “Make Black & Blue Wine.” We are currently picking blueberries from my sister’s many bushes and also collecting wild blackberries over the next several weeks to make this. (The recipe calls for wild blackberries.) My sister made a batch of Black & BLue Wine for the first time last year and we recently tried a bottle. It was so delicious that she wants to pick enough this year to make a 5-gallon batch! The combination of the blueberries and wild blackberries in this wine is uber delectable!

  • Gaolaolwe

    I intend to start planting bluberries and producing end product from them.

    Please send me information within this including machinery to be used.

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