The neat thing about the frozen blueberry is that it is naturally sweet, easy to use, and really good for you. Also, frozen blueberry recipes can be made in the middle of winter, when the blueberry is not in your local grocer’s produce section.
You can get creative with the frozen blueberry too. Blueberries can be added to so many different things, like yogurt, on top of cereal, in tarts, over cinnamon toast, and more. Blueberry recipes abound!
To thaw a frozen blueberry you can put it in a covered bowl or plastic bag in the refrigerator, or, if you are pressed for time you can submerge them in cold water. The second option, however, washes away the natural drippings, which is where quite a bit of flavor is. However, if you want to make a ‘clean’ blueberry recipe, one that is not purple all the way through, then this it the option you will want to take.
Here are three blueberry recipes to help give you a kick start!
Hot Mixed Blueberry Cereal
1 cup milk
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup instant oatmeal
large pinch salt
1 cup dry multigrain Cheerios
For the microwave:
In microwave safe bowl combine milk, instant oatmeal, blueberries, and salt. Stir lightly, microwave 3 to 3 1/2 minutes, stirring once in the middle. Remove from microwave and stir in Cheerios. Recipe serves 2.
Blueberry Velvet Muffins (low sugar)
1 cup blueberries, thawed
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup milk
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line muffin pans with paper baking cups.
In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside
In large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add egg and milk; mix until smooth. Slowly add dry mixture. *Fold in blueberries.
*For purple dough add blue berries, with drippings from thawing, to liquid mixture before adding dry mixture.
Note:For sweeter muffins sugar can be increased to 1 cup. The low-sugar version of my velvet fruit muffins reflect the lowest possible amount of sugar that maintains the required ‘structural’ integrity of the recipe.
Spoon into baking cup lined muffin pans. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 18-22 minutes, or until toothpick comes out without dough o it. Toothpick may have blueberry juice on it if the toothpick goes through one. Recipe makes 12-18 muffins.
Blueberry Desert Sauce (no sugar added!)
This is the easiest recipe you may ever run across.
1 cup frozen blueberries
Put blueberries in blender and use ice crush setting to puree. Pour over ice cream, pies, or anything else you can think of! Fold into freshly made low-sugar whipped cream for blueberries and cream topping. Recipe makes about 6 servings.