I love and lament the arrival of blueberries.
Blueberries are one of my favourite fruits but they appear as summer is winding down and back-to-school is closing in. Still, there’s something thrilling about stuffing my freezer with these blue beauties – so I can savour August all year long.
The blueberries are plentiful along the trails near our home where we often walk. We usually stop to nibble for a bit and even our dog used to “pick” a few once we guided her nose to the fruit on the stem. I lack patience for picking though so the berries we freeze come from local markets.
Wild-grown New Brunswick blueberries are my favourite and although I have seen bags of frozen blueberries in the big grocery stores that are labeled “wild” they just don’t taste the same.
Most of our blueberries go into morning smoothies but there is never a shortage for baking. I’m happy to throw blueberries into just about anything that I bake.
Here is a collection of six of my favourite blueberry recipes from the past couple of years:
Blueberry Cornbread – A deliciously moist cornbread dotted with plump blueberries and lightly sweetened with molasses. Perfect with breakfast, for snacking or dessert.
Blueberry Peach Cobbler (Pudding Cake) – A warm and comforting cobbler that combines some of the best fruit of summer – blueberries and peaches.
Blueberry Wheat Germ Muffins – A light textured muffin made with yogurt. Extra healthy and nutty flavoured thanks to the wheat germ.
Best Blueberry Muffins – My favourite blueberry muffin recipe that’s ever adaptable. The recipe includes 10 flavour variations, all delicious.
Blueberry Flax Gingerbread – This is a great snacking cake made healthier with the addition of ground flaxseed.
Blueberry Molasses Scones – One of the most beautifully textured scones that I have ever made. A great way to showcase the perfect flavour pairing of blueberries and molasses.
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