20 Blueberry Recipes | olivemagazine

Why we love blueberries

Who can resist a fluffy blueberry muffin? Aside from just snacking on handfuls of berries, we love baking with blueberries, adding their vibrant pop of colour and juicy burst of flavour to muffins, scones and cakes. Cook them down into a syrupy compote for spooning over pancakes or swirling into cheesecakes. They can also be blitzed into vibrant drinks: make a healthy blueberry smoothie to start your day or try a punchy blueberry margarita next cocktail hour.

Health benefits of blueberries

An 80g serving of blueberries is one of your five-a-day. Blueberries have one of the highest antioxidant levels of fruit and veg, and were one of the first foods to be nicknamed a superfood. Research has shown they may help manage blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease. They are low in sugar and high in fibre, so they have a low GI.

Easy blueberry recipes

Blueberry muffins

Blueberry breakfast muffins might seem like an indulgence, but they don’t have to be. A few little tweaks like using flaxseed and yogurt bring these in under 200 calories. Try more of our muffin recipes here.

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Blueberry muffins

Blueberry smoothie

Start your day with this plant-based blueberry smoothie. Blueberries are loaded with healthy antioxidants – this is a great way to make them a regular part of your diet. See more smoothie recipes.

Two glasses full of blueberry smoothie on a wooden serving board

Ginger and blueberry pancakes with gochujang-glazed bacon and maple syrup

Take sweet and savoury to a whole new height with warming ginger and juicy fresh blueberries. Top with some sticky gochujang-glazed bacon to serve. Discover more pancake recipes.

Gochujang-glazed bacon on ginger and blueberry pancakes, drizzled with maple syrup on a plate

Blueberry margarita

Try this fruity twist on a classic cocktail, made with blueberries, lime, tequila and triple sec.

A short glass filled with a bright red cocktail with a slice of lime and salted rim

Blueberry cheesecake

Speculoos are small spiced, caramelised biscuits – the kind you sometimes get with coffee – that originated from Holland and Belgium. They make a great alternative base for cheesecake and work particularly well with blueberries. This dessert is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. We’ve got plenty more cheesecake recipes to try.

Blueberry cheesecake with speculoos crust

Cherry clafoutis

Swap out cherries for blueberries in this versatile dessert that serves up to eight.

A large cherry clafoutis in a round dish with a spoon

Lemon and blueberry cake

Our lemon and blueberry poke cake is sure to be a hit with the whole family. It’s easy to make but tastes and looks delicious. Try one of our show-stopping cake recipes here.

Lemon and Blueberry Poke Cake Recipe

Vegan blueberry pancakes

Take your fluffy vegan pancakes up a notch with the classic combo of peanut butter and jam (we use a homemade blueberry compote).

A Stack of Vegan Peanut Butter and Jelly Pancakes

Blueberry pie

Check out Edd Kimber’s black and blue crumble pie, with a blackberry and blueberry filling and a cardamom crumble topping. See more of Edd Kimber’s impressive recipes, including cookies and layer cakes.

Black and Blue Crumble Pie Recipe

Pull-apart blueberry muffin bread

We’re christening this bread/muffin mash-up a bruffin – not as sweet or cakey as a classic muffin, so it makes a great breakfast bake.

Blueberry Muffin Bread Recipe with Crumble

Roasted plums with balsamic blueberries

Turn humble plums and blueberries into something special in just 20 minutes with this sweet, syrupy sauce.

Baked Plums Recipe with Blueberries and Balsamic Vinegar

Blueberry and mascarpone slice

Make the puff pastry base and blueberry compote ahead for a speedy assembly job ideal for your next summer dinner party. Try more sweet tart recipes.

Blueberry Mascarpone Tart Recipe

Baked blueberry cheesecake slices

Check out this indulgent creamy baked blueberry cheesecake. This easy recipe is super simple to make, and is a real crowd pleaser.

Baked blueberry cheesecake

Blueberry shortcakes

Fill these crumbly American style scones (shortcakes) with our easy, homemade blueberry compote and mascarpone. Many more afternoon tea recipes here.

Blueberry Shortcake Recipe

Spelt buttermilk drop scones with blueberry compote

These spelt buttermilk drop scones are a great brunch option, super soft and fluffy. Serve these pancakes with homemade blueberry compote and a dollop of natural yogurt.

Spelt buttermilk drop scones with blueberry compote

Lemon and blueberry bars

These simple lemon and blueberry bars are seriously moreish, gooey on the inside and crunchy on the out, the ideal snack.

Lemon and Blueberry Tray Bake Recipe

Baked blueberry donuts with lemon glaze

These baked blueberry doughnuts with lemon glaze look fantastic, taste delicious and are surprisingly easy to make. We’ve got more doughnut recipes to try next.

Baked blueberry donuts with lemon glaze

Brioche French toast with warm blueberry compote

Superfood blueberries make a delicious warm compote to cut through the ice cream or clotted cream in this recipe. The golden fried bread is such a warming comfort food and makes this dish a really indulgent dessert or breakfast idea.

French toast

Very berry pavlova

Pavlova is a classic British pud but it can be tricky to get right. Don’t worry though, with step-by-step help from olive’s test kitchen, you can create this show-stopping pud. Discover more pavlova recipes to make all year round.

Very berry pavlova

Breakfast smoothie bowl

Breakfast smoothie bowls are a big trend and it’s all about how you arrange your toppings. Experiment with different fruits and veg and any superfood toppings you can get your hands on.

Acai Smoothie Bowl Topped with Berries and Seeds

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