Did you know that blueberries are the only naturally blue foods in existence? It’s true and on April 28th, we celebrate these berries during National Blueberry Pie Day. Blueberry pie is one of the most popular pie flavor in the U.S. and a summer favorite since blueberries come into season in May.
Not only are blueberries delicious, but they’re also a superfood! They contain phytochemicals known as anthocyanins and resveratrol. Anthocyanins are anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic. Blue foods also contain lutein, vitamin C, quercetin and benefit our immune system, overall health, and longevity.
There are so many other mouthwatering recipes you can make with blueberries – just look at these 25 Rich and Beautiful Vegan Recipes for Blueberry Lovers. That’s why we are celebrating National Blueberry Pie Day with all sorts of blueberry goodies. Singing the blues will be a happy tune with these 25 delicious blueberry-filled recipes.
1. Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes
You couldn’t ask for a better dessert than these creamy Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes. The filling is made from cashews and creamy coconut milk, with fresh or frozen blueberries mixed in. These little cheesecakes are perfect for parties and potlucks, where they’ll be the first item on the table to disappear, so make sure that you double the batch.
2. Blueberry Cupcakes With White Chocolate Frosting
These Blueberry Cupcakes With White Chocolate Frosting are simply divine. Fresh or frozen blueberries are folded into a vanilla cupcake batter, giving you little bursts of fruity goodness in every bite. They’re topped with a thick, rich white chocolate frosting that’s truly decadent. Top with blueberry syrup and fresh blueberries to make the presentation extra special.
3. Cashew Date Cream Stuffed Strawberries
These Cashew Date Cream Stuffed Strawberries are a super easy dessert idea for your next get-together. They look adorable and only require you to scoop out a bit of the inside of a strawberry, stuff it with creamy cashew date cream, and top it with a blueberry! Simple! Not only does this trio of flavors taste perfectly balanced, light, and sweet, but they also add a pop of color to your table.
4. Bourbon Vanilla Blueberry Peach Crumble
Get your cast-iron skillet ready for this wonderful Bourbon Vanilla Blueberry Peach Crumble. Wild blueberries and juicy peaches are tossed together with vanilla, warm spices, bourbon, and oats, and then baked in the oven until crisp and warm. This rustic fruit-and-oat crumble is easy to make and hard to share. Top it with coconut whipped cream, vegan vanilla ice cream, and a dash of cinnamon.
5. Lemon Custard Mousse Slice With Blueberry Cream
These Lemon Custard Mousse Slices With Blueberry Cream are truly unique. While many vegan versions of the lemon slice use a combination of silken tofu and flour, this recipe adds condensed coconut milk to give them a dreamy cloud-like texture. The crumbly base, made from oats and dates, provides an amazing contrast to the lemony filling and the blueberry cream.
6. Blueberry Blondies
These deliciously moist Blueberry Blondies are almost too cute to eat! They’re gluten-free and loaded with blueberries, making them a lighter version than your run-of-the-mill blondie. Snuggle under the blankets and enjoy these warm, with a cold glass of almond milk.
7. Frozen Blueberry Lemon Bars
Lemon and blueberry were meant to be together, and these little Frozen Blueberry Lemon Bars are THE way to experience it. The filling is a cross between ice cream, tangy gelato, and cashew cheesecake. The crumbly and sweet oat base perfectly complements this multi-faceted filling. This dessert looks extravagant, but it’s easy to make, so it’s an easy fix for your sweet tooth whenever you’re craving something different.
8. No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake
If you’re looking for a dessert that feels and tastes sinfully decadent but is actually good for you, then look no further than this No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake. This cake has the richness of a chocolate cake, but a delightfully fresh fruity flavor. Make sure to take lots of pictures once you’re done whipping this one up because the bright blue flavor is eye-catching!
9. Blueberry Crumble Bars
These little Blueberry Crumble Bars are downright heavenly. In this recipe, blueberry purée rests between an oat crust and a layer of crumbles. When baked, cooled, and refrigerated overnight they come out perfectly, creating the most desirable bars around. Enjoy these for breakfast or dessert, with a cup of coffee to balance out the sweetness.
10. Blueberry Hand Pies
A pie in the hand is worth two in the oven. Okay, that’s not how the saying goes but once you taste these Blueberry Hand Pies, you’ll think it should be. Sweet, gooey blueberries fill a deliciously flaky and slightly sweet hand pie crust. They’re an amazing breakfast when warmed just a little bit, or perfect for dessert, with a drizzle of cashew frosting.
11. Cosmic Blueberry Pancakes
These Cosmic Blueberry Pancakes are light, fluffy, and just the right amount of sweet. They’re perfect for ripping up by hand to dunk in syrup or to slather with vegan butter. Serve these pancakes with sweet fruit compote, a drizzle of maple syrup, or a square of vegan butter.
12. Blueberry Lemon Coconut Protein Balls
Blueberry, coconut, and lemon form a symphony of wonderful flavor in these protein-rich little bites of delight. These Blueberry Lemon Coconut Protein Balls are perfect for snacking on throughout your day. With just nuts, seeds, blueberry, and coconut as the base, they’re filling, energizing, and honestly taste like balls of candied blueberry muffins.
13. Probiotic Blueberry Yogurt Bites
These sweet frozen Probiotic Blueberry Yogurt Bites are health food disguised as a yummy treat. Fresh blueberries turn these cups a gorgeous purple color. The added probiotics aren’t a necessity, but they give your gut that extra boost of healthy bacteria. Sounds like a win-win to us.
14. Frozen Blueberry Tart
Floral, salty, crunchy, icy, juicy, fruity, creamy, minty, and maple-y, this Frozen Blueberry Tart is all of those elements in one bite! It’s easy to make, can be made the night before a gathering, and when garnished with a mound of fresh berries and mint, it’s quite the show-stopper!
15. Balsamic Blueberry Sage Sauce
You won’t want to let a drop of this vibrant Balsamic Blueberry Sage Sauce go to waste. It’s a little savory, a little sweet, and a whole lot of creaminess from cashews. This sauce can be a topping for practically anything, but we especially recommend drizzling it on salads for a colorful, sweet, and savory touch.
16. No-Bake Bourbon Vanilla Blueberry Tarts
These No-Bake Bourbon Vanilla Blueberry Tarts have the perfect sweetness in the blueberry filling but with no added sugar. The bourbon vanilla shines through just enough that you know it’s there and it makes you smile. Bourbon, vanilla, blueberries, and no-bake – what’s not to love about these yummy tarts?
17. Spiced Fruit Stew (Colada Morada)
This spiced fruit stew, or “Colada Morada” as it’s officially called, is a family favorite in Ecuador. It’s not necessarily super healthy as it’s got a fair amount of sugar in it, but it is homemade, full of nourishing fruit, and vegan. In Ecuador, people make Colada Morada for Dia De Los Muertos – Day of the Dead, which falls just 24 hours after Halloween but you can enjoy this blue bowl of deliciousness any day.
18. Blueberry Ice Cream With Tofu and Cashews
This Blueberry Ice Cream With Tofu and Cashews is really delicious and healthy. This ice cream is vegan, gluten-free, and sweetened with maple syrup. This sweet treat will appeal to kids and grown-ups alike.
19. No-Bake Blueberry Chia Jam Bars
These Blueberry Chia Jam Bars are no-bake; in fact, they only involve melting. These bars are a good thing to have on hand in the freezer when cravings arise because they always do, right? With a touch of berry sweetness, a pop of chocolate and the comforting taste of oats – these bars make a nice, light breakfast or a quick, sweet snack.
20. Blueberry Ice Cream Cake
We all know that ice cream cake is one of the greatest inventions known to man and who wouldn’t want a big slice of this bright purple Blueberry Ice Cream Cake? It’s refreshing, fruity, and incredibly easy to make – not to mention raw and gluten-free, as well!
21. Crispy Cornmeal Pancakes With Blueberry Sauce
These Crispy Cornmeal Pancake With Blueberry Sauce aren’t your typical diner pancakes. They’re vegan, gluten-free, lightly sweetened, and crispy from the addition of cornmeal. They taste like something a Southern grandma makes on a Sunday morning. The blueberry sauce is simple, quick, and pairs well with the corn flavor of the pancakes.
22. Vanilla Bean Blueberry Peach Hand Pies
These adorable little Vanilla Bean Blueberry Peach Hand Pies are just delicious. They’re stuffed with peaches, blueberries, and fragrant vanilla beans. What could possibly be better than a pie you can hold in your hand? Two pies, since you have two hands, right?
23. Homemade Chocolate-Covered Blueberries
If you love chocolate-covered anything, you have to try these Homemade Chocolate Covered Blueberries. Not only are these incredibly delicious but it’s a combination of two superfoods in one yummy treat. You’ll definitely be tempted to eat the whole batch in one sitting and they’re good for you, so go ahead!
24. Blueberry Pecan Breakfast Bars
These Blueberry Pecan Breakfast Bars are perfect for those days when you need to grab something on the go. They provide you with a healthy mix of wholesome ingredients and have a nice chew to them. You can adjust the sweetness to your liking, but the blueberries and a little maple syrup will give you the perfect breakfast sweetness.
25. Boozy Berry Wine Pops
These Boozy Berry Wine Pops are uniquely refreshing and will get your taste buds dancing, that’s for sure. Packed with sweet, juicy berries, smooth notes of merlot, a light touch of balsamic and a hint of fresh lime, these wine pops will be a summer favorite.
Blueberries are a summer favorite. Whether you put them in a pie or tart, add them to your cereal or make the most beautifully blue ice cream, these fruits are a healthy and delicious treat.
Lead image source: No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake