Blueberries for Breakfast: Recipe Roundup

Start your day right with one of Michigan’s favorite fruits! Blueberries are in season in the Great Lakes state through August, making it the perfect time to stock up. We’ve rounded up five breakfast recipes that will help you put your U-pick and farmers market hauls to good use.

Did you know blueberries have one of the highest antioxidant levels among all fruits and vegetables? The fruit has also been linked to improving memory and fighting cancer, making it a perfect addition to your breakfast.

Here are a few creative ways to enjoy!

Blueberry Lemon Energy Bites

Blueberry Lemon Energy Bites

Whip these up on the weekend and grab a few on your way out the door during those rushed mornings – the blueberry and lemon flavors will liven up your morning and the remaining ingredients provide the nourishment you’ll need to get moving.

Image of blueberry, banana and quinoa oatmeal

Slow Cooker Blueberry and Banana Quinoa Oatmeal

This tasty morning dish can be prepared the night before and makes for a hearty, healthy start to the day. Bananas provide potassium and help with digestive health, while the addition of quinoa packs a protein punch and includes amino acids.

blueberry cheesecake pudding

Blueberry Cheesecake Bread Pudding

Even though bread pudding is technically a dessert, this dish, made with healthier ingredients, would be perfect for a weekend brunch. Almonds and eggs both provide protein, which will help you stay full until your next meal.

Blueberry Almond French Toast

Blueberry Almond French Toast Casserole

Put this casserole together the night before and wake up to a healthier take on a breakfast favorite. This recipe feeds a crowd and is a great way to enjoy a warm breakfast on a weekday morning with minimal effort.

muffins

Blueberry Lemon Greek Yogurt Muffins

This recipe uses Greek yogurt and applesauce to create muffins that are fluffy and moist without a lot of unhealthy ingredients. Muffins are a perfect breakfast option if you find you don’t always have time for a sit-down meal – just grab and go for a healthy start to your day.

What are your favorite blueberry recipes? Tell us in the comments.

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Main image photo credit: Giang Nguyen; Blueberry Almond French Toast Casserole image: Tamasrepus; all other images: A Healthier Michigan

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