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Blueberries: 5 Easy Breakfast Recipes

Updated on January 8, 2015
Breakfast Using Healthy Blueberries
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Easy Healthy Breakfasts Using Blueberries: Ideas For Busy People

I love blueberries, do you? Have you thought you'd like to eat a healthy breakfast, but your mornings are rushed. Here's a way to incorporate a super healthy power food, blueberries, into your day. Read below my 5 easy blueberry breakfast recipes along with photos and 5 quick meal plan suggestions. A beginner cook or your kids can make these simple blueberry recipes.

Blueberries can extend the sweet taste of summer to all year if you're blessed with a bounty of berries you've frozen. I freeze blueberries in summer to have them handy year-around, but you can usually find them in the frozen foods at the supermarket.

Some of the meal ideas can almost be made "on the run". Don't miss trying my own recipes including, Awesome Blueberry Muffins, Saucy Blueberry Compote, and Blueberry-Banana Smoothie.

I've included a sample meal plan suggestion with each breakfast idea. Kitchen or food products are shown for your online shopping convenience to save you time, and to help you supply your pantry and kitchen.

Enjoy the blueberry recipes and menu ideas; and have fun browsing!


5 Fast And Easy Breakfast Ideas Using Blueberries

1. Blueberry Pancakes

2. French Toast with Saucy Blueberry Compote

3. Blueberry Yogurt Cups

4. Blueberry-Banana Smoothie

5. Blueberry Muffins

Menu ideas and recipes follow.

Stove Top Griddle By All Clad

This griddle is great to make your breakfast cooking easier, and clean up faster.

Make Pancakes, French Toast And More On a Griddle

1. Blueberry Pancakes & Blueberry Compote - Good Blueberry Weekend Breakfast

Pancakes With Blueberry Compote, Mushrooms With Thyme, and Scrambled Eggs
Pancakes With Blueberry Compote, Mushrooms With Thyme, and Scrambled Eggs | Source

Pancake and Waffle Mix

There's often a variety of pancake options to purchase online. We like Maple Grove Farms of Vermont Pancake mix but it's difficult to find locally after falling in love with it so here is Organic, and Gluten-free. If you looked on Amazon near these two mixes I bet you'd find Sugar-free and also, Buckwheat. Buckwheat is a dark blackish color. Personally, we have used the Organic Buttermilk and Honey; and Buckwheat. These all were good.

Add your blueberries to the mix batter and make the breakfast described in the first meal plan. Yummy!

This is a quick and easy meal plan using a time-saver, a mix such as Maple Groves Farms of Vermont Organic Buttermilk Pancake and Waffle Mix.

To compensate for any guilt of not making a homemade pancake recipe, sprinkle a few blueberries in your pancakes when cooking them. Try my simple blueberry compote recipe included below. In my opinion, it makes the pancakes delicious and your energy can be given to the rest of the meal.

How To Cook Blueberry Pancakes

Pancake tip: Heat a nonstick pancake grill or lightly oil-sprayed skillet. Make sure your skillet or griddle is hot enough, before adding the pancake batter. Test the heat of the skillet surface by flicking water droplets off your fingers onto the skillet. If the water droplets sizzle and evaporate, the surface is a hot enough temperature to brown pancakes.

Make the pancake mix according to directions.

Using a 1/3 cup measuring cup, scoop batter onto the heated nonstick pancake grill or prepared skillet. Sprinkle with blueberries and flip over when bottom side is browned. Finish cooking and serve with Blueberry compote (see recipe below). Add butter and drizzle of maple syrup, if desired.


Menu 1

Blueberry Pancakes with Saucy Blueberry Compote, & scrambled eggs.

Optional: sliced mushrooms, sauteed with thyme and minced garlic.

See Intro photo.

Saucy Blueberry Compote Recipe

1 cup frozen blueberries

1/2 cup water

1 T. sugar

Heat ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan. Lower heat to simmer & stir occasionally while sauce thickens to desired consistency, about 10 minutes.

Blueberries are a Super Power Food. This sauce is healthy with little added sugar.

Breakfast Bowl Set - Or Use As A Blueberry Compote Serving Bowl

Welcome Home Brands Blueberry Dessert Bowl, Set of 4
Welcome Home Brands Blueberry Dessert Bowl, Set of 4

Small Bowls like these 5 1/2" by 1 1/2' high ceramic bowls serve many uses. One use would be as a small blueberry compote serving bowl. :-)

This (set of 4 dessert-size bowls) also would make a nice gift. Think dessert of blueberry cobbler, or ice cream topped with blueberry compote.

 

Menu 2

French Toast topped with Blueberry Compote, turkey or veggie sausage links, orange juice

Pancake Turners Got a Little More Colorful and Fun

Blueberry Pancake Turner
Blueberry Pancake Turner

I love this! Heat resistant.

 

2. French Toast with Blueberry Compote - Healthy and Quick Hot Breakfast

Blueberry-French-toast
Blueberry-French-toast | Source

Quick and Easy French Toast


3 Eggs

1 T. milk or alternative milk

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

bread

Heat a nonstick or lightly oiled skillet or griddle.

In a bowl (a shallow rectangle dish works well) beat eggs with a fork, add milk, salt, and cinnamon. Dip a slice of bread into mixture and turn over with a fork. Cook until browned on one side, and flip over with a turner. Add a sprinkle more of cinnamon while it's in skillet cooking, if you're a cinnamon lover.

Makes 4 pieces of French toast.

Tip: Want to use alternative dairy-free milk? Try one of these: coconut, almond, soy or rice milk.


Berry Apron and Oven Mitts - Do you know someone who loves blueberries? Maybe, you!

Need mitts to take your blueberry muffins from the oven. I love this apron. Looks modern and stylish!

Now Designs Blueberries Oven Mitts, Set of 2
Now Designs Blueberries Oven Mitts, Set of 2

To enhance your blueberry theme, try these quilted oven mitts.

 

Menu 3

Blueberry Smoothie, toasted English muffin with filling of scrambled egg, Canadian bacon, and cheese.

3. How-To-Make A Blueberry-Banana Smoothie - It's very refreshing, and dairy-free. Enjoy!

Healthy and Easy Blueberry Banana Smoothie
Healthy and Easy Blueberry Banana Smoothie | Source

Healthy Blueberry-Banana Smoothie Using Coconut Milk

Blueberry-Banana Smoothie Recipe

1 frozen banana

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

1/2 cup coconut milk

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

In a blender or food processor, place frozen chunks of banana and part of the coconut milk. Blend. Add frozen blueberries, cinnamon, and remainder of coconut milk. Blend until smooth. Makes one serving.

This is so easy. I bet your kids would make you one if you suggested it. They would like one, too. Funny how if they make a recipe themselves they think it is the greatest. No need to tell them it's healthy.


Menu 4

Blueberry Yogurt Cup, whole grain bagel spread with almond or peanut butter.

McGowan's 8-3/4-Inch by 11-3/4-Inch TuffTop Azuria Blueberry Fairy Cutting Board
McGowan's 8-3/4-Inch by 11-3/4-Inch TuffTop Azuria Blueberry Fairy Cutting Board

Both beautiful with artwork by Teresa Ascone, and functional as a cutting board. The cutting board is heat-resistant and stain resistant.

It has non-skid feet. Made in the USA of tempered glass.

 

Cutting Board With Blueberry Fairy Artwork

Blueberry themed Kitchen d├ęcor, that's a useful cutting board, too. Cut and butter your blueberry muffins on this.

4. Blueberry Yogurt Cups - Simple Kids Recipe

Blueberry Yogurt Cups
Blueberry Yogurt Cups | Source

Teach Your Kids or Grandkids to Make Blueberry Yogurt Cups

Here's a recipe so simple your kids or grandkids will love to put this together.

Blueberry Yogurt Cups

In a small juice glass, paper cup, or bowl:

Layer, blueberries, yogurt, granola.

Repeat a second time: blueberries, yogurt, granola.

Top with a few blueberries.

I used vanilla bean flavored yogurt, but strawberry or berry flavored would be yummy, too.


Menu 5

Awesome Blueberry Muffins, bowl of whole grain cereal topped with sliced fruit (banana or peach).

5. Awesome Blueberry Muffins - Healthy, Hearty, and Delicious Muffins

Awesome-Blueberry-Muffins
Awesome-Blueberry-Muffins | Source

Bake My Awesome Blueberry Muffins

The whole kitchen smells wonderful while these muffins bake. Try baking these the night before for an easy, earlier breakfast. They freeze well, too, for other mornings.

Awesome Blueberry Muffins

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

2 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

4 tsp. baking powder

1 T. ground cinnamon

2 eggs

1 1/2 c. buttermilk

1/2 c. lightly packed brown sugar (Or optional: use 3/4 c. for sweeter muffins)

1/4 c. canola oil or butter, melted and cooled

2 c. fresh or frozen blueberries

1 T. additional brown sugar to sprinkle on tops

Mix whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon in a large bowl. In a medium-size bowl, beat eggs, buttermilk, and oil until blended. Add egg mixture to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Quickly stir in blueberries. Spoon batter equally into 21/2 inch greased or paper-lined muffin cups. Cups will be full. Sprinkle over all with 1 Tablespoon brown sugar.

Bake in a 375 degree oven 30 minutes, or until well browned. Let cool in pan on a rack for 5 minutes; turn out unto rack. Serve warm or at room temperature. Freeze well.

Makes about 12 muffins.

Spectrum Diversified Scroll Bread Basket, Black
Spectrum Diversified Scroll Bread Basket, Black

This black scroll basket will look beautiful holding "Awesome Blueberry Muffins" on your breakfast table; or filled with blueberry pastries at your next brunch or coffee. The basket will look decorative on your counter when not in use holding seasonal fruit.

 

Black Scroll Bread Basket for Blueberry Muffins - Housewarming Gift Idea

How about adding a blueberry tea towel to this basket and adding fresh blueberry muffins. I bet you can think of more people who would enjoy this. Uses may include:

1. Cheering-up gift

2. housewarming gift

3. shut-in gift

4. reward myself gift

Tea Towels-Blueberry Or Gingham Can Be Used For Lining The Muffin Basket

How are your mornings? Rushed getting kids off to school, or running out the door yourself for work?

Do you want to give any of these blueberry recipes a try? I hope they make your morning a bit more fun. :-)

Thanks for Stopping By. - Your thoughtful comments are welcomed.

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      Cecilia Karanja 3 years ago from Nairobi

      I love blueberries, but I cannot eat pancakes.

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      Marianne Gardner 3 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @Heidi Vincent: FreshStart7, Thank you for the good compliment.

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      Marianne Gardner 3 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @smine27: Thank you, smine27. I am happy you liked this blueberry breakfast lens.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      Excellent blueberry breakfast recipe lens, 1angelsbestkeptsecrets!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Blueberries are one of my fav fruits for breakfast. Great lens.

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      Marianne Gardner 3 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @snowy12: You are welcome! Thanks for the visit and leaving a comment.

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      snowy12 3 years ago

      Very delicious and healthy breakfast. I like blueberries, in fact, I like most of the berries. Thanks for sharing. :)

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      Marianne Gardner 3 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @Charito1962: Yum! That is a good combination. Thaaks for sharing your comment.

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I only like blueberries on my cheesecake.

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      PaigSr 3 years ago from State of Confussion

      Not sure which to try first.Do you have a five sided coin?

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      We love blueberries at our house and incorporate blueberries into our smoothies, muffins, scones and, on the rare occasions we make pancakes (a special treat), into them as well. I'm always delighted to find another whole wheat baker here on Squidoo. You did a wonderful job with this page, sharing the menus and providing all the tips and resources. Thank you!

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      Marianne Gardner 3 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @RinchenChodron: Bueberries are so versatile and healthy. I love them, too. Thanks for your visit.

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      RinchenChodron 3 years ago

      I love blueberries in any form! Thanks for the recipe suggestions.

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      Marianne Gardner 4 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @lesliesinclair: Yum, I bet your blueberrry French toast was good. Thanks for visiting my lens.

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      Wouldn't you know, I fixed blueberry french toast today.

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      Marianne Gardner 4 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @Dusty2 LM: Dusty2. Great we have two things in common, liking blueberries and portobello mushrooms in recipes. Thanks so much for viewing and liking my blueberry breakfast lens.

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      Dusty2 LM 4 years ago

      Blueberries are favorites here as well. Try to use them as often as possible in all recipes. Appreciate you sharing your recipes and lens. Thank you for stopping by my Grilled-n-Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Burgers lens and giving it a "thumbs up" as I really appreciate it. Hope you will enjoy the portobello mushroom burgers. Bon Appetit!

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      Marianne Gardner 4 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @MariaMontgomery: I appreciate that very much. It's great you stopped by.

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      MariaMontgomery 4 years ago from Central Florida, USA

      You're making me hungry, especially with the pancakes & blueberry compote on top. I love blueberries any way they come. Gorgeous lens. Well done.

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      Marianne Gardner 4 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @SteveKaye: Thanks very much. I'm glad you stopped by.

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      SteveKaye 4 years ago

      Your presentation is beautiful. And the recipes look delicious. Yum. Where's my fork?

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      SteveKaye 4 years ago

      Your presentation is beautiful. And the recipes look delicious. Yum. Where's my fork?

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      Thank you so much for these recipes. My husband loves blueberries and I'm always looking for ideas!

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      kathysart 4 years ago

      This is LOVELY! I need to make my sweet husband something with blueberries now I think. <3

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      Marianne Gardner 4 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @Deborah Swain: Thank you for the nice comment on my blueberry breakfast lens. I'm glad you liked it!

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      Deborah Swain 4 years ago from Rome, Italy

      delicious! very attractive lens too...!

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      Marianne Gardner 4 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @JenwithMisty: Thank you! I'm happy you visitied!

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      Jen withFlash 4 years ago

      I love blueberries so I loved this lens! Yum!

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      Marianne Gardner 4 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @anonymous: I appreciate your visits, Tipi. Thanks for stopping by again!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Nice to stop by again and feast my eyes on these recipes. Yummy! :)

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      Marianne Gardner 4 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @rob-hemphill: Thanks Rob, for liking my blueberry breakfast lens. Was interested that blueberries are abundant in North Carolina. Thanks for sharing. Your blueberry pancake breakfast sounds yummy!

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      Rob Hemphill 4 years ago from Ireland

      I've just returned from a visit to North Carolina, and just loved the wide availability of blueberries everywhere. Loved the blueberry pancakes and maple syrup at Crackerbarrel!

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      Marianne Gardner 4 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @mrducksmrnot: Thanks for complimenting my lens on blueberries. Wild blueberries would be wonderful.

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      mrducksmrnot 4 years ago

      Wonderful lens on blueberries. I grew up picking the wild ones and still do. They are good anyway you want to fix them. I especially like them with a bit of milk and ice cream much like your smoothie. Again, Super Lens and thanks for sharing.

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      Marianne Gardner 4 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @nifwlseirff: I'm happy you left a comment, and liked my lens. Thanks!

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      nifwlseirff 4 years ago

      I adore blueberries, but they are in season for such a short time. Frozen blueberries are good for baking, but they don't live up to the fresh ones! Great lens!

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      nifwlseirff 4 years ago

      I adore blueberries, but they are in season for such a short time. Frozen blueberries are good for baking, but they don't live up to the fresh ones! Great lens!

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      Marianne Gardner 4 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @anonymous: Thanks for checking it out.

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      Marianne Gardner 4 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @Faye Rutledge: Thank you for your comment.

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      Marianne Gardner 4 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @favored: I hope you get the chance to try them. Thanks for visiting,

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      Marianne Gardner 4 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @WriterJanis2: You're right. The blueberry yogurt cups also make a healthy snack or dessert.Thanks for commenting.

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      Marianne Gardner 4 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @hijess: Thanks for viewing my blueberry recipes.

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      Marianne Gardner 4 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @Srena44: Thanks for stopping by my blueberry breakfast recipes page. Glad you liked it.

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      Srena44 4 years ago

      great lens

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      hijess 4 years ago

      Good breakfast ideas. I'm not really a fan of eating fresh blueberries, but OMG I love blueberry smoothies and muffins! My favorites!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      The yogurt cups look like a great snack idea for kids.

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      Some more recipes to try. These look good, especially the muffins and yogurt.

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      Faye Rutledge 4 years ago from Concord VA

      All of these blueberry recipes look wonderful. Yum!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      nice lens

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      Marianne Gardner 5 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @Shadrosky: I think they're pretty great, too. Thanks for your visit.

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      Shadrosky 5 years ago

      Blueberries are the best!

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      Marianne Gardner 5 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @desiree-schuttshestakofsky: Thanks so much for your comment and for stopping by my lens. I'd love to hear back from you if you try a recipe on this page. Let me know what your think. :- )

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      Marianne Gardner 5 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      @SusanDeppner: Susan, I'm happily surprised to have you visit my lens. I read your tips from Squidoo HQ regularly. Thank you for writing such helpful information, especially useful for newbies like me. I really appreciate you complimenting my page.

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      desiree-schuttshestakofsky 5 years ago

      I am always looking for quick and healthy breakfast options, so I will have to try your delicious recipes. Thanks.

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      Susan Deppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Great recipes! I love blueberries!