A Taste of Blueberries {Recipes}

There's something about summertime that makes you want to eat fresh fruit. And this summer is no different.  In my refrigerator I have a fresh pineapple, some nectarines, a pear or two, and of course blueberries!  There was a sale at Aldi's recently and I grabbed three pints of those precious berries before even thinking, "What am I going to actually make?"

I checked Pinterest first and then went through my normal online surfing before deciding what I would do.  Below you will find my final choices.

{Blueberry Pancakes}
(about 5-7 pancakes)

1 c Bisquick
1 egg
1/2 c unsweetened Almond Milk (vanilla flavored)
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
fresh or frozen blueberries

Combine all of the ingredients together, except the blueberries, in a mixing bowl.  Mix well.  In a hot, greased skillet pan or griddle, spoon out 1/4 cup of the pancake batter.  Then add the blueberries on top of the batter.  When bubbles have formed around the edges and the batter is almost set in the middle of the pancake, flip it over and cook the other side.  Be careful not to overcook the pancake so that it won't become a rubbery, blubbery mess.  Plus you don't want the blueberries to seep through and burn in the pan.

Qs.  Why is it that the first two pancakes are always ugly, although they taste just fine?

{Banana Blueberry Quickbread}
(1 loaf)

To view the original recipe, click here.  To see my mods, keep on reading.

3/4 c of blueberries
1 c sugar
1 5/8 c all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 mashed ripe bananas
1/2 c quick cooking oats
2 eggs
1/4 c applesauce
1/4 canola oil

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Flour and grease a loaf pan (or do like I did and spray the pan with a Baker's spray).  In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, applesauce, and canola oil.  Beat with hand mixer.  Stir in the baking soda and salt.   Then add the oats and all-purpose flour.  Stir well to blend ingredients.  In a separate bowl, roll blueberries in 2 T of all-purpose flour (that's the 1/8 c missing from the usual 2 c of flour).  Fold the blueberries into the bread batter.  Pour the batter into the greased pan.  Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

*Don't do like I did and mistakenly use baking powder instead of baking soda.  That's what I get for baking early, early in the morning.  lol

{Gluten-Free Blueberry Jam}
(Makes 1 pint or 2 cups)

With two of the pints of blueberries, I decided to make this really simple jam.  No, I've never made jam of any kind before, but with only 4 ingredients, I really couldn't resist this recipe.  Since this is an original recipe of the blogger and I didn't make any modifications, I didn't post her recipe.  You can follow my pinned image to get to her recipe or you can click right here.

I really love those jars like the one in the above image, but I couldn't find one in the smallest size at the last minute so I used half-pint Mason jars.  That way I could keep one and gift one. 

One for me and one for Lauren

Blueberry Jam on Banana Blueberry Oat Bread.  That's not too much blueberry, right?  Never!

Makes you want to lick the spoon, doesn't it?

Aldi's was selling the blueberries for $0.99 a pint, I only spent $3 on the fruit and most of the other ingredients I had on hand.  These blueberries have been a long ways.  And now I have just enough left to make a single parfait.  Good deal!

Now, if I can get my hands on one more pint, I'm seriously making this tart - I've got everything, but the berries.

ETA:  I gave my mom some slices of the bread and some jam and she kept telling me she couldn't wait to try my dessert.  I kept telling her it wasn't dessert just bread and jam.  You know what that woman did?  Put a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the bread, drizzled it with jam, and ate it like a dessert.  She said it was delish.  Guess she just really wanted a "dessert".

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  1. I added your blog to my list and saw this link about pancakes.
    ....and I said just this morning, I have some blueberries I should make some blueberry pancakes.
    Thanks for the post, off to make my pancakes!

    1. Thanks for adding my blog to your reader and for stopping by. I hope your pancakes are simply delicious!

  2. Everything looks delicious Libby! I wish I knew why the first couple of pancakes are always funny looking. It is one of life's crazy mysteries! Your mom is funny about adding the ice cream. Ice cream and bread! LOL

  3. All so yummy! Btw, thanks for joining Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) Also, I have Market Your Biz and Giveaways so please feel free to link up your etsy.

  4. Well, your jam sure looks good!
    Sounds delish with ice cream. Mine finally did set...so no sauce for me. I'm curious...are those cupcake liners on your jars? They are cute!
    thanks for stopping by Corn~

  5. Goodness these look incredible! I'm visiting from It's Overflowing!
    Please come share your recipes at our Hearts&Homes link party, open Tues-Sun :)



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