Wholesome go Blog: Ontario Blueberry Recipes

You'll Love These Recipes Berry Much! 😋

June 03, 2021

One of my favourite things about summer are the fresh wild blueberries, also known as Lowbush blueberries.  Since Ontario has a very short season, best to get your recipes prepared.  Here is a little tip when baking with blueberries – if you coat them with a bit of flour it helps prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the pan. 

No time to cook?  The Strawberry Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese is amazing and comes with the most delicious house made Blueberry-Pomegranate Vinaigrette by Chef Jason.

 

Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry muffin: Wholesome Go Blog

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¾ cups plus 1 tsp whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup honey or maple syrup
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F and lightly grease a muffin tin.
  2. In a large bowl combine 1 ¾ cup flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the oil and honey/maple syrup. Add in the eggs and beat well, and then mix in the yogurt and vanilla.
  4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  5. In a small bowl toss the blueberries with the remaining 1 tsp of flour and then gently fold into the batter.
  6. Divide the batter into the muffin cups and bake for 16-19 minutes, until the muffins are golden on top and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Remove from the tin, let cool and enjoy!

 

Blueberry Balsamic Chicken

Blueberry Balsamic Chicken: Wholesome Go Blog

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. If you are using frozen blueberries thaw them and reserve both the berries and juice.
  3. Season the chicken with ¼ tsp salt and ⅛ tsp pepper.
  4. In a large skillet over medium heat melt the butter into the oil. Brown the chicken breasts for 3 minutes on each side, until they turn golden brown. Transfer the chicken to a baking dish.
  5. Add the shallots to the skillet and cook for 2 minutes. Add the blueberries and any blueberry juice, balsamic vinegar, honey, rosemary and the remaining salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Pour the blueberry balsamic sauce over the browned chicken, cover with a lid and cook in the oven for 30-40 minutes, until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  7. Enjoy!

 

Wild Blueberry Chia Pudding

Blueberry chia pudding: Wholesome Go Blog

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen wild blueberries
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup chia seeds
  1. Place blueberries and milk in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until blueberries are softened and broken down. Add sweetener to taste.
  2. Pour blueberry mixture into a food processor or blender until smooth and then return to the pot.
  3. Add lemon juice, zest, chia seeds and stir to combine.
  4. Place in a bowl and refrigerate for at least 45 minutes until the chia seeds swell and the pudding thickens.
  5. Enjoy!

All recipes inspired and adapted from Cookie and Kate, The Spruce Eats and Craving Something Healthy.

Eat well, be well

Emma Minden, Registered Dietitian, Wholesome GO