The BEST Wild Blueberry Sweets Roundup

The Best Wild Blueberry Sweets Recipe Roundup

The Best Wild Blueberry Sweets Recipe Roundup

I’ve had the pleasure of working with the folks over at Wild Blueberries for the last year and half doing recipe development and photography. I’ve created some really fun dishes using Wild Blueberries. From stuffing to gazpacho, quesadillas, even stuffed sweet potatoes, I think I might be an expert at cooking with these tasty little berries.

Although I don’t consider myself a very good baker, I’ve also managed to create a few pretty delicious (and super easy to make) baked goods and sweets using Wild Blueberries. I always try to health-up my sweets recipes, using less sugar than what’s usual, while still keeping the decadence factor.

Below are a few of my best Wild Blueberry sweets recipes.


Low Sugar Wild Blueberry Fool

This Wild Blueberry Fool recipe would be the perfect ending to a brunch or dinner. It’s a simple dessert that delivers intense flavor with a little bit of decadence.

blueberry fool

 


Wild Blueberry Molasses Cookies

These Molasses Cookies are spicy and delicious with a Wild Blueberry twist! The Wild Blueberries add a zesty flavor that complements the ginger and molasses just right.

blueberry cookies


Breakfast Bread with Wild Blueberries

This Wild Blueberry Breakfast Danish is easy to tailor to your taste. Try using different types of cheese for the filling (mascarpone or cream cheese would be lovely), or swap the almond paste with lemon curd.

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Gluten-Free Wild Blueberry and Apple Crisp

Cobbler. Crisp. Crumble. Whatever you call it, it’s a dessert with many flavors. My delicious Wild Blueberry and Apple Crisp was baked with the fruit mixture on the bottom and has a crumb topping, making it a crisp.

crisp

 


Wild Blueberry Cream Pie

I absolutely adore a no-bake dessert, especially one that doesn’t feel lacking in any way. Sometimes when we remake a favorite recipe we tend to think the original is always better. That’s not the case with these Mini Wild Blueberry Cream Pies. They are decadent and creamy with a ton of refreshing and fruity Wild Blueberry flavor.

blueberry muffins


Mardi Gras King Cake with Blueberries

I love this modern version of King Cake. Although not traditional, the spirit of Mardi Gras is alive and well in this fun and easy to make King Cake!

Wild Blueberry King Cake

 


Wild Blueberry Snack Balls

These wild blueberry snack balls are perfect for a lunch box or after-school snack, a grab-and-go breakfast or just a fun dessert. I rolled them in shredded coconut, but I bet cocoa powder or hemp seeds would also be delish. You could just eat them plain, too!

Raw-Wild-Blueberry-Snack-Balls


Wild Blueberry Stuffed French Toast

This make-ahead Wild Blueberry Stuffed French Toast casserole is perfect for brunch! It’s neither overly sweet nor too eggy and has the perfect amount of crunch on the outside and smooth texture inside. It is delicious with a drizzle of Wild Blueberry syrup!

ChallahWBFrenchtoastslice


Wild Blueberry & Goat Cheese Hand Pies

This filling inside these hand pies is so delicious, I would serve it on a cheese plate, too! It would be an awesome spread for a cracker or sliced baguette. Oh yes, it’s that good. What’s inside? A delicious blend of spicy ginger, wild blueberries and tangy goat cheese. Yum!

wild blueberry hand pie

 

The BEST Wild Blueberry Sweets Roundup

Almond Cardamom Buckwheat Chia Pudding

Almond Butter & Cardamom Buckwheat Breakfast Bowl

This hearty buckwheat and chia breakfast bowl is gluten and dairy free and supplies everything you need to fuel your morning!
Almondcardamombreakfastbowl

Today is National Cereal Day and what better way to celebrate than with a cereal recipe! When I was a kid, cereal was a mainstay in our house. My mom was uber healthy back in the 70’s it wasn’t the Trix or Fruit Loops my friends were having. Her idea of cereal was along the lines of Kix and Grape Nuts, but we still scarfed it down (and if I ever did get my hands on a box of Trix or Fruit Loops, I scarfed that down, too).

But that was then. My palate has changed a bit now and although those cereals are still fun to eat, they aren’t what I consider a decent breakfast. I need fiber, a little fat, and some protein to fuel my morning!

Almond Cardamom Buckwheat Chia Pudding

My go-to cereal nowadays is my homemade muesli. But sometimes I like to mix it up. This Almond Cardamom Chia & Buckwheat Bowl is half pudding, half muesli. It’s like chia seed pudding with a little zing!  Instead of almond milk, I whipped up a sweet and spicy coconut milk blend using cardamom, dates, vanilla, and almond butter. The raw buckwheat groats stay crunchy in the almond-coconut-cardamom milk and give the bowl some texture. The slightly thawed frozen Wild Blueberries provide the perfect amount of cold, and the bananas offer a nice sweet taste (as does the honey I drizzled on top). The cocoa nibs and sliced almonds provide even more crunch.

Almond Cardamon Buckwheat Breakfast bowl
It’s a hearty breakfast bowl that provides everything you need to fuel your morning. I developed this recipe for my Inspired Vegetarian column over at Healthy Aperture. CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE and learn more about the health benefits of buckwheat.

oatmealbreakfastbowl

Oatmeal with Dried Figs & Cherries

Creamy and delicious, oatmeal with cherries and dried figs is the perfect way to start any morning!

oatmeal bowl with dried figs and cherries

February’s Recipe Redux theme is “break out of breakfast boredom.” I can so relate to this! For years I’ve eaten the same breakfast, peanut butter on a toasted whole wheat pita. It was my very favorite meal of the day.  Easy and without any thought, it made me happy. And then one morning it happened. I woke up and just didn’t want it. My heart sank as I knew what this meant. I was back to either skipping breakfast (the horror!) because I couldn’t decide what to eat OR eating something different every day, depending on my mood. Smoothies are a go-to, but I prefer them for lunch. Eggs are great, but just not everyday. Pancakes, waffles and such? Just not happening. So what is left? Oatmeal.

And let me tell you, this oatmeal is worth waking up for.

oatmealwithcherriesandfigs

The combination is pretty devine, if you ask me:

  • sweet and creamy from the coconut milk and maple sugar
  • a little bit tart from the cherries
  • the perfect amount of crunch from the almonds
  • texture and sweetness from the figs

I’m not sure what more you could ask for in a breakfast bowl?

oatmealbreakfastbowlwithfigsandcherries

I used dried calimyrna figs from Trader Joes, but fresh would be fantastic, too. I let the frozen cherries thaw until they released a bit of their delicious cherry juice. I sprinkled the oatmeal with vanilla powder, one of my favorite spices in the kitchen. The base is plain steel cut instant oats, but it would be pretty amazing if you were to heat up my Cereal Swag.  Hmm…why didn’t I think of that?

oatmealbreakfastbowl

Try my oatmeal bowl with dried figs and cherries. It’s a delicious and satisfying way to start the day!

Oatmeal with Dried Figs & Cherries

Oatmeal with Dried Figs & Cherries

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dry instant oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup frozen cherries, thawed
  • 3-4 dried figs, sliced in half
  • 1 tsp real maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
  • 2 Tbsp sliced almonds
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk (or any milk you prefer)

Instructions

  1. Heat oatmeal with water in microwave. When done, stir in coconut milk and vanilla powder/extract. Drizzle with maple syrup. Top with cherries, figs and nuts.Add more milk if desired.
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