Project: Blackberry Recipe

Spring is here and that means it's time to dig out your walking shoes and start visiting your local farmer's market to find some great deals on local produce.

Blackberries typically take a backseat to the more popular strawberries and blueberries, but blackberry dishes can be just as sweet, juicy, and delicious! Keep an eye out for fresh blackberries at your farmer's market or grocery store. Some areas may also have pick-your-own blackberry fields which can make a great outing for the whole family! If you enjoy gardening, you can even look at growing your own blackberries.

I've collected several delicious recipes here for you to add to your collection! As the weather gets warmer, try to incorporate more fresh fruit and berries into your diet, and experiment with a few great new recipes you may not have tried before.

Homemade Blackberry Shakes

Ingredients

  • 1 pint fresh blackberries
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons sugar or other sweetener
  • 1 pint vanilla frozen yogurt
  • 12 ounces pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup milk

Directions

Mix the berries and sugar together and cook in a saucepan over high heat until the berries are soft.

Pour berry mixture into a blender, add the remaining ingredients, and blend to the desired consistency.

How to Select Blackberries:

Whole Wheat Blackberry Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3 egg replacers
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 1/2 to 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ (optional)

Directions

Mix flour, oats, and baking powder together in a mixing bowl. Then mix liquid ingredients together in a separate bowl. Combine liquid mixture with dry mixture. Add blackberries, nuts, raisins and wheat germ; stir in with spoon. Spray muffin tins with non-stick spray. Spoon mixture into muffin tins and bake 30 minutes at 400 degrees.

Recipe courtesy of Cooks.com

Easy Blackberry Cobbler

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 16 ounces blackberries

Directions

Melt butter in a 2 quart casserole. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and milk in a small mixing bowl, mix well.

Pour mixture over melted butter, do not stir. Spoon blackberries over batter; do not stir.

Bake at 350°F. for 45 minutes or until golden brown.

Recipe courtesy of Cooks.com

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jo miller 5 years ago from Tennessee

The whole wheat muffin recipe looks delicious. We pick our own berries in season here, not until early summer.

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