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Blueberry Thanksgiving Stuffing
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Banana Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie
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Blueberry Buckle Crumble Cake
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Blueberry English Muffins
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Solar Oven Blueberry Cornbread Muffins
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Blueberry Whipped Cream Cheesecake
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Blueberry Sponge Mug Cake
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Mini Blueberry Muffins
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Overnight Blueberry Peanut Butter Oats
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Berry Jam Canning Recipes
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The Muffin Disaster and How I Lived To Tell About It
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Blueberry Lemon Glazed Muffin Top Donuts
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1 Pint Blueberry Jam
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Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal
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Cookie Dough Overnight Oatmeal
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Banana, Strawberry, Pineapple Smoothie

Blueberry Thanksgiving Stuffing

BLUEBERRY Thanksgiving Stuffing recipe! Traditional homemade vegetarian stuffing with sweet blueberries added in! This comes from a Grandma’s vintage cookbook so you know it’s going to be the best! It’s easy to make and you can make it ahead of time to freeze!

I’m back with another stuffing recipe!  So many of you have loved my Amish Potato Stuffing recipe so I decided to share with you another favorite, Blueberry Thanksgiving Stuffing!   Obviously it doesn’t need to be Thanksgiving to make this stuffing, but it is the perfect Thanksgiving side dish!

BLUEBERRY Thanksgiving Stuffing recipe! Traditional homemade vegetarian stuffing with sweet blueberries added in! This comes from a Grandma's vintage cookbook so you know it's going to be the best! It's easy to make and you can make it ahead of time to freeze!

Thanksgiving Side Dish

This is the perfect side stuffing to accompany a main meat, like chicken or turkey.    It’s also the perfect vegetarian side dish because it doesn’t involve any meat products or broths (it’s made with vegetable broth).

This is a vintage stuffing recipe that I have tweaked over the years to fit with our taste buds.  It originally appeared in a old cook book that my husband’s Grandmother gave me. The original recipe included a minced meat that even Google couldn’t tell me what it meant, so I decided to change the meat ingredient to pecans.

Pecans in a stuffing recipe is great because it adds a crunch! Everytime I serve this stuffing recipe, everyone wants to know what the crunch is because they love the small surprise.  And just to note, it’s not a overwhelming crunch, it’s subtle as the recipe only calls for 1/2 cup pecans.

BLUEBERRY Thanksgiving Stuffing recipe! Traditional homemade vegetarian stuffing with sweet blueberries added in! This comes from a Grandma's vintage cookbook so you know it's going to be the best! It's easy to make and you can make it ahead of time to freeze!

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Banana Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie

HEALTHY, Vegan Banana Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie! This easy recipe uses fresh fruit to make a smoothie for breakfast, for kids and for weight loss! It’s dairy free and vegan.

Well, it’s been a hot week in New York City.  I’ve been pushing my daughter in the stroller, sweat rolling down my face, while mumbling how much I miss Winter.   Why is it that when it’s Winter, you can’t wait for Summer, but when it’s Summer, you’re like… nope, I want Winter again!  Too cold, too hot, it never ends!

What’s the perfect drink for a hot day? You want something refreshing, cold, and great tasting. Right? Well, this Banana Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie really hits the spot! It’s vegan and packed with fresh fruit! 

Full of summer-ripe fruits at their peak, it is sweet, nutritious, and hydrating. It’s great for breakfast, lunch or an afternoon snack when you need a boost of energy!

You can make a full batch and save some in the fridge for a snack later. You can take it with you for a quick and easy chilled meal on the go in a shaker bottle or wide-mouthed water bottle.   Skip dessert and have a smoothie instead! There’s really no wrong time to have a smoothie.

HEALTHY, Dairy Free Banana Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie! This easy recipe uses fresh fruit to make a smoothie for breakfast, for kids and for weight loss! It's dairy free and vegan.

Vegan Smoothie

Yup, that’s right.  This smoothie is dairy free and vegan.  It doesn’t include milk or yogurt.    Milk and yogurt have a tendency to slow me down and make smoothies taste heavy, so this is perfect for those on dairy free diets.

If summer allergies are hitting you hard, going dairy-free is a big bonus. Ingesting dairy leads to excess mucus in your system and can stuff you up and make you sneeze.

Many people feel much better overall once they go dairy-free. This smoothie shows you can still enjoy your previously dairy-laden foods and go dairy-free. If you’re looking for more recipes, try my dairy free mashed potatoes too!

 

Smoothie Nutrition

The great thing about smoothies, especially this one, is that they are hydrating and nutritious on those hot summer days. You get plenty of water from the fruit and added ice, plus all the naturally occurring nutrients.

This one 24oz. smoothie contains only 140 calories and has 150% of your daily requirement for vitamin C. It also has 34% of your daily potassium. And that’s just in one smoothie!

HEALTHY, Dairy Free Banana Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie! This easy recipe uses fresh fruit to make a smoothie for breakfast, for kids and for weight loss! It's dairy free and vegan.

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Blueberry Buckle Crumble Cake

THE BEST Blueberry Buckle Crumble Cake that is delicious and tastes just like Coffee Cake!   This moist cake recipe is easy to make and has a yummy Streusel Topping. Ingredients are simple – you probably have everything in your kitchen already to make it!  Enjoy my favorite dessert!   This recipe is sponsored by Peapod.

I can’t believe I’m just getting around to sharing this recipe with you because it has been a favorite in my kitchen for years.  I started making this recipe about 7 years ago in the Summer when I was looking for a recipe to use fresh blueberries in.  

I love myself a good  piece of cake (like this Peach Cake!), and I love myself a cinnamon sugar butter crumble, so this was the perfect recipe to combine these delicious food ideas together.  

THE BEST Blueberry Buckle Crumble Cake that is delicious and tastes just like Coffee Cake! This moist cake recipe is easy to make and has a yummy Streusel Topping. Ingredients are simple - you probably have everything in your kitchen already to make it! Double this recipe by using a 9x13 pan.

The cake part of this recipe is moist, soft and filled with berries.  The crumble part of this cake is made with sugar, flour, cinnamon and cold butter to make a crumbly topping which (trust me!) everyone is going to love.   After it bakes for 45 minutes, let it cool and you’ll love how smoothly it’s going to fall out of your pan to cut up into pieces.   I recently made this Blueberry Buckle Crumble Cake for a get together brunch with friends and I heard multiple loving reviews as friends grabbed a piece of it.   

THE BEST Blueberry Buckle Crumble Cake that is delicious and tastes just like Coffee Cake! This moist cake recipe is easy to make and has a yummy Streusel Topping. Ingredients are simple - you probably have everything in your kitchen already to make it! Double this recipe by using a 9x13 pan.

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Blueberry English Muffins

HOMEMADE Blueberry English Muffins!  You’re going to love this easy to make breakfast recipe! Save money and start making your own English muffins instead of buying the store bought ones.  These ones are much more delicious and healthy! I love having one of these muffins with a cup of tea! 

I’m starting 2017 with a bang – homemade Blueberry English Muffins!  These have been on my “must make list” for quite some time since every morning I start my day off with one.   I decided I was sick of buying the store bought version (plus they’re sometimes hard to track down) so I wanted to start making my own.  

Surprisingly these homemade English Muffins are easy to make and don’t require that much time waiting for the dough to rise.    Once you’ve made your own batch of these I bet you’ll never buy them again!  Hope you all enjoy… and Happy New Year!

HOMEMADE Blueberry English Muffins! You're going to love this easy to make breakfast recipe! Save money and start making your own English muffins instead of buying the store bought ones. These ones are much more delicious and healthy! I love having one of these muffins with a cup of tea!

You're going to love this delicious Blueberry English Muffins recipe! These are even better than the store bought muffins because they're homemade! If you've never made homemade English Muffins before don't worry - they're easy to make!

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Solar Oven Blueberry Cornbread Muffins

Solar Oven Blueberry Cornbread Muffins that are baked in 30 minutes in a solar stove, no electricity needed! These are so easy to make, perfect for camping trips!

Lets talk about the 2 big things in this post:

Solar Oven Blueberry Cornbread Muffins

These Blueberry Cornbread Muffins are delicious! They’re moist, full of flavor and I’ve been dreaming about them ever since I finished the last one.
Yes, seriously, these muffins are made with no electricity! No gas or electric oven! These are made in a solar stove, meaning they are being cooked with the help of that bright beautiful sun in the sky.  Solar cooking is pretty amazing and life changing.  

Delicious blueberry cornbread muffins that are baked in 30 minutes in a solar stove, no electricity needed!

Best Camping Recipe!

Since it’s Summer time and you’ll be spending lots of time outside at picnics, camping, gardening etc I thought it would be a perfect time to introduce you to solar cooking.  As I mentioned above it’s life changing and I’m obsessed with it.  The first time you cook with just the sun it’s a stunner of a moment.   You’ll feel so proud and happy for doing the world good. You’ll also tell all your friends and family that the food you are serving them is solar cooked because it’s that cool.  Everyone will be amazed.

Solar Stove Recipe

My solar stove of choice is the GoSun because it works great, is super light (ol “weak arms Pamela” can easily carry it) and looks pretty slick.  With us spending weekends up on the land with no electricity we rely on campfires and this solar stove to keep us fed.  I started using the GoSun a few weeks ago where I easily threw all the ingredients for a cheesy pepper egg omelette into the stove, came back 20 minutes later and breakfast was served.  I love this because time is valuable in the garden so I can just walk away from the solar stove and let it cook while I’m playing in the dirt.

Delicious blueberry cornbread muffins that are baked in 30 minutes in a solar stove, no electricity needed!

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Blueberry Whipped Cream Cheesecake

Enjoy this easy dessert recipe for Blueberry Whipped Cream Cheesecake! This delicious cake has a pretty pastel sprinkled natural topping made from blueberries.  It’s the perfect way to turn a boring cake into a beautiful birthday cheesecake! 

I am in love with this cake, it’s one of those dessert creations where you want to take 50,000 photos of before eating because it’s just that pretty.    Along with the Smooth and Creamy Sara Lee cheesecake, you have a beautiful blueberry Cool Whip topping that’s just waiting for rainbow sprinkles to be added on top.   

Blueberry Whipped Cream Cheesecake - a beautiful and delicious pastel sprinkled cake! The blueberries give the whipped topping it's pretty color.

With Spring filled with celebrations of all kind, birthdays, school graduations and Mother’s Day, this cake is a simple way to make your loved ones feel special.  Keeping these supplies in your freezer is a perfect way to be prepared for a quick dessert cake.  I love that how quick this cake is to whip up, it looks like I was in the kitchen all afternoon making this, but I wasn’t!

Blueberry Whipped Cream Cheesecake - a beautiful and delicious pastel sprinkled cake! The blueberries give the whipped topping it's pretty color.

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Blueberry Sponge Mug Cake

SINGLE SERVING Blueberry Sponge Mug Cake recipe that only takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake! This DIY easy to make recipe will help your sweet tooth cravings without packing on the extra calories!

I’m a dessert kinda girl.  I eat dinner, and then sit for about 15 minutes.  During those 15 minutes I try to act cool but my brain is in overdrive thinking about dessert. What should it be?  A few dark chocolate pieces?  A peanut butter cup?  A apple spice crumble bar? A brownie? The decisions!

Lately I’ve been craving cake but having a entire cake in my kitchen is putting me in the pure danger zone. Say goodbye to the food groups, now it’s just going to be cake.    There’s a easy way to solve this craving though – single serving cake!  Not only does this taste delicious, but it takes less than 2 minutes to make! 2 minutes for a delicious sugary soft piece of Blueberry Mug Cake? Yes, please!

SINGLE SERVING Blueberry Sponge Mug Cake recipe that only takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake! This DIY easy to make recipe will help your sweet tooth cravings without packing on the extra calories!

Next time you have a sweet tooth and you want a piece of cake, but know having a full cake in your house isn’t a good move, reach for your mug and  make this single serving Blueberry Sponge Cake!

Grab all your dry ingredients and put it in a mug.
Single serving Blueberry Sponge Cake In A Mug recipe that takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake!

Now add your wet ingredients.   This recipe uses ½ of a egg.  I would highly suggest you only half of the egg, not the entire thing, as it will be too “egg spongy”.
Single serving Blueberry Sponge Cake In A Mug recipe that takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake!

Now mix it up until it reaches a cake batter consistency.
Single serving Blueberry Sponge Cake In A Mug recipe that takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake!

 

Gently add your blueberries and mix around.  You can use fresh or frozen berries.  I always keep them in my freezer, they are great to add to your breakfast oatmeal too!
Single serving Blueberry Sponge Cake In A Mug recipe that takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake!

Single serving Blueberry Sponge Cake In A Mug recipe that takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake!

Now comes the easy baking party. Throw it in the microwave for 60-80 seconds. After 60 seconds, check in on it every 10 seconds until you see it has that bouncy cake quality.
Single serving Blueberry Sponge Cake In A Mug recipe that takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake!

Add some sugar on top – regular or powdered sugar.  You could also add some melted chocolate or frosting on top if you’d like.
Single serving Blueberry Sponge Cake In A Mug recipe that takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake!

Single serving Blueberry Sponge Cake In A Mug recipe that takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake!

Take a bite and enjoy this Blueberry Mug Cake!
Single serving Blueberry Sponge Cake In A Mug recipe that takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake!

Be sure to check out my Blueberry Crumble Muffins too!

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SINGLE SERVING Blueberry Sponge Mug Cake recipe that only takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake! This DIY easy to make recipe will help your sweet tooth cravings without packing on the extra calories!

Blueberry Sponge Cake in a Mug

SINGLE SERVING Blueberry Sponge Mug Cake recipe that only takes 1 minute in the microwave to bake! This DIY easy to make recipe will help your sweet tooth cravings without packing on the extra calories!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter - softened
  • 1/2 egg - beaten or use 2 tablespoons apple sauce
  • 2 drops vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons blueberries

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a mug, being gentle not to crush the blueberries.
  2. Put in microwave for 60-80 seconds, checking to see when it becomes cake like.
  3. Pour a little sugar on top. Eat directly out of mug.
  4. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Servings: 1 (just for you!)

 

 

 

Mini Blueberry Muffins

BEST MINI Blueberry Muffins with crumble topping! This easy recipe makes moist mini muffins packed with 1 cup of blueberries!  The cinnamon sugar streusel is delicious and is my favorite part!  Serve these for breakfast, dessert or a snack! 

These mini blueberry muffins are outrageously good.  You’ll  make a dozen and they’ll be gone within a day!  They’re moist, they’re tasty, they have the most delicious crumble on top and they’re mini which means it totally feels ok to eat 6 of them. At least! 

I used to make a blueberry crumble in a 8×8 pan all the time years ago.  It was my go to “raise the roof” dessert.  Somehow the recipe got lost in my very disorganized recipe binder and it’s been a while since I’ve made it.  A few days ago I was wanting something sweet and remembered I had a bag of frozen blueberries in the freezer.

 Then I remembered the blueberry crumble.  Instead of sticking with the old, I decided to to turn the recipe into mini muffins instead.   When Matthew got home he ate one and said “These taste just like the Blueberry Crumble you used to make!”.  Yes, they do!  They’re back!

BEST MINI Blueberry Muffins with crumble topping! This easy recipe makes moist mini muffins packed with 1 cup of blueberries! The cinnamon sugar stresusel is delicious and is my favorite part! Serve these for breakfast, dessert or a snack!

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Overnight Blueberry Peanut Butter Oats

Overnight Blueberry Peanut Butter Oats recipe! This easy healthy recipe uses old fashioned oats, creamy peanut butter, flax seeds, maple syrup and blueberries. This is my favorite breakfast!

Hello Overnight Blueberry Peanut Butter Oatmeal, how many ways do I love you?

A ton!

I love this because it’s delicious and quick.  It’s ready to go for me in the morning. I open the fridge and it’s like “Hello Pamela” and I’m like “Hello beautiful.”.

Overnight Blueberry Peanut Butter Oatmeal is a breakfast that's ready for you in the morning. This recipe uses old fashioned oats, creamy peanut butter, flax seeds, maple syrup and blueberries to make it one delicious quick breakfast.

I would like to sleep in as much as I can in the morning and sometimes those extra 15 minutes sure do matter. When I know I’m going to need a few more minutes sleep or it’s going to be a busy morning I prepare Overnight Oatmeal the night before. Then when the morning comes I can dream a bit longer, wake up, and grab my jar of oatmeal and go. Perfect for back to school or bringing to the office!

Overnight Blueberry Peanut Butter Oats

This recipe uses old fashioned oats, creamy peanut butter, flax seeds, maple syrup and blueberries to make it one delicious breakfast. Give it a shot next time you are craving a breakfast waiting for you in the morning!

Overnight Blueberry Peanut Butter Oatmeal is a breakfast that's ready for you in the morning. This recipe uses old fashioned oats, creamy peanut butter, flax seeds, maple syrup and blueberries to make it one delicious quick breakfast.

Enjoy my favorite breakfast, Overnight Blueberry Peanut Butter Oats!Overnight Blueberry Peanut Butter Oatmeal is a breakfast that's ready for you in the morning. This recipe uses old fashioned oats, creamy peanut butter, flax seeds, maple syrup and blueberries to make it one delicious quick breakfast.

 

Overnight Blueberry Peanut Butter Oats

OVERNIIGHT Blueberry Peanut Butter Oats recipe! This easy recipe uses old fashioned oats, creamy peanut butter, flax seeds, maple syrup and blueberries. This is my favorite breakfast!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup milk plus splash in the morning
  • 2 tablespoons Smooth Operator peanut butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients in a jar or bowl. Stir so everything is combined. Put lid on, and put in refrigerator overnight.
  2. In the morning, splash a bit of milk on top and stir around again. Enjoy!

Berry Jam Canning Recipes

Summertime Canning recipes for Raspberry and Plum Jam, Sour Cherry Jam, Bumbleberry Jam!

It’s that time of the year again, canning season is here.  It’s time to can vegetables and fruits to last us all year!  

Do you have a overabundance of tomatoes, cucumbers or strawberries in the garden right now?  Are you picking them by the pound and then nervously staring at them in the kitchen?  We’ve all been there.    During the Summer my once empty countertops become home to bowls of tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers and watermelon.  If you want to cook or use a appliance then you’ll have to rearrange the vegetables for at least a minute to get some clear space to work with.   With fresh harvest comes the idea of “What the heck am I going to make?”.  We’ve all been there too.  

Canning recipes for Sour Cherry Jam, Bumbleberry Jam and Raspberry and Plum Jams.
(Our strawberries have a pretty nice view on the roof!)

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The Muffin Disaster and How I Lived To Tell About It

I know the title is so dramatic but these muffins are full of drama.

 A few days ago I decided I was going to make some big ol blueberry muffins for some friends the next morning.   I put together a recipe, threw on my Brooklyn Nets apron and headed to the kitchen to start to put all the ingredients together.  

The batter was amazing.   When the batter reaches the point of a certain yumminess, then you know what you’re making is going to be the best ever.  I took a few tastes of the batter.  Perfect.  I was feeling pretty good about myself.
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Blueberry Lemon Glazed Muffin Top Donuts

These donuts are crazy.  These donuts cray.

I made these one afternoon where I was craving blueberry and sweets.  Matthew and I each had one, and we went to our own desks to continue to work.  Then I heard Matthew walking towards me in the loft.  His plate was empty.  “Oh man, can I have another one of them?”

Isn’t that just the dream response?  

Blueberry Lemon Glazed Muffin Top Donuts_3

I told him to eat his heart out.  Then we talked about how we should stop doing our work and dedicate our lives to donuts.  Oh maybe that was just me, I don’t know, these donuts hit me hard.  

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1 Pint Blueberry Jam

HOMEMADE Blueberry Jam made from 1 pint of blueberries! This easy to make no pectin, no sugar recipe is perfect for eating and canning.   This healthy jam is delicious served over toast, pancakes, french toast and ice cream!    

We’re jammin’, I wanna jam it wid you. We’re jammin’, jammin’, And I hope you like blueberry jammin’, too.  

I was craving fresh blueberry jam but I didn’t want to make a big batch of it, in fact I wanted to make jam with just 1 pint of blueberries. Maybe you’ll pick fresh blueberries from your garden or maybe you’ll pick up a pint of blueberries from the farmers market, either way you can enjoy this easy and quick recipe.  
HOMEMADE Blueberry Jam made from 1 pint of blueberries! This easy to make no pectin recipe is perfect for eating and canning. This healthy jam is delicious served over toast, pancakes, french toast and ice cream!

How many cups is 1 pint of blueberries?

1 pint of blueberries equals about 2 cups fresh blueberries.

Don’t you love how flavorful blueberries are? I love that they’re so tiny but filled with flavor! They’re great to add to muffins, or overnight oats, or just enjoy on a piece of toast (like this jam!). In case you needed more reason to like blueberries, they also are high in antioxidants, boost brain health, support digestion and promote heart health!

1 Pint Blueberry Jam Recipe

This jam recipe is incredibly easy to make!  You’ll want to add 1 pint blueberries, honey, cinnamon and lemon juice to a saucepan. Bring it to a boil for about 30 minutes, or until it’s jam consistency, giving it a stir every few minutes to make sure it doesn’t stick to the pot.
HOMEMADE Blueberry Jam made from 1 pint of blueberries! This easy to make no pectin, no sugar recipe is perfect for eating and canning. This healthy jam is delicious served over toast, pancakes, french toast and ice cream!

This jam recipe can easily be tweaked to other berries – like blackberries or raspberries too!  A few people reached out to me to ask me if they could use frozen blueberries in the recipe instead of fresh… well you can! 

 I prefer fresh berries for this recipe but frozen berries will still taste good.  Just make sure to defrost the blueberries before you add to the pan, and keep a eye on the jam as the berries might cooker quicker than fresh ones.

HOMEMADE Blueberry Jam made from 1 pint of blueberries! This easy to make no pectin, no sugar recipe is perfect for eating and canning. This healthy jam is delicious served over toast, pancakes, french toast and ice cream!

I love spreading this blueberry jam on toast, muffins, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, pancakes, french toast or more.  It’s also delicious served over ice cream!  However you serve it – I hope you enjoy it!

Looking for more jam recipes? Check out my raspberry jam, watermelon jam and strawberry peach jam.
Need more Summer recipes? Try my Peach Cake!

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HOMEMADE Blueberry Jam made from 1 pint of blueberries! This easy to make no pectin, no sugar recipe is perfect for eating and canning. This healthy jam is delicious served over toast, pancakes, french toast and ice cream!

1 Pint Blueberry Jam

HOMEMADE Blueberry Jam made from 1 pint of blueberries! This easy to make no pectin, no sugar recipe is perfect for eating and canning.   This healthy jam is delicious served over toast, pancakes, french toast and ice cream!    

Ingredients

  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients into a saucepan and stir.
  2. Bring to boil, then simmer for 30-35 minutes until jam consistency.
  3. Keep in jar refrigerated.


Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal is a quick breakfast that’s waiting for you in the morning! Healthy ingredients include oats, blueberries, milk, syrup, flax seeds and cinnamon!

I can’t get enough of overnight oatmeal.  It’s easy, quick and perfect for those summer days where you wake up, leave your air conditioned bedroom and the humidity just smacks you in the face tossing you back into your bedroom to cry under your chilled blankets.  

I made Overnight Cookie Dough Oatmeal a few posts ago and it was delicious, especially if you love peanut butter.    But I wanted to try something with more fruits and reminded me of pancakes, so I added in some syrup and fresh blueberries and Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal was created!  I love this so much I had it 3 times already this week.  Last night while laying in bed at 2AM, I was thinking about it so I got up and made it so I could have it the following morning.  It’s that easy where you can make it half asleep while a cat tugs at your toes to come back to sleep.  (In case you are wondering, FiFi Bofinkles is the toe tugger).

Stay tuned for more upcoming overnight oatmeal recipes – I’m obsessed.

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal is a quick breakfast that's waiting for you in the morning! Healthy ingredients include oats, blueberries, milk, syrup, flax seeds and cinnamon!

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup milk + splash in the morning
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients in a jar or bowl.
  2. Stir so everything is combined.
  3. Put lid on, and put in refrigerator overnight.
  4. In the morning, splash a bit of milk on top and stir around again.
  5. Enjoy!
 This is so easy, let me show you.

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal is a quick breakfast that's waiting for you in the morning! Healthy ingredients include oats, blueberries, milk, syrup, flax seeds and cinnamon!
Grab a bowl or jar, just make sure it has a lid.

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal is a quick breakfast that's waiting for you in the morning! Healthy ingredients include oats, blueberries, milk, syrup, flax seeds and cinnamon!
Add your old fashioned oats.

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal is a quick breakfast that's waiting for you in the morning! Healthy ingredients include oats, blueberries, milk, syrup, flax seeds and cinnamon!
Then your milk.

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal is a quick breakfast that's waiting for you in the morning! Healthy ingredients include oats, blueberries, milk, syrup, flax seeds and cinnamon!
Then your fresh blueberries.  Even though these are sitting overnight, they will still have that fresh bite to them in the morning.

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal is a quick breakfast that's waiting for you in the morning! Healthy ingredients include oats, blueberries, milk, syrup, flax seeds and cinnamon!
Then add your cinnamon and maple syrup.

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal is a quick breakfast that's waiting for you in the morning! Healthy ingredients include oats, blueberries, milk, syrup, flax seeds and cinnamon!
Then your flax seeds.  Flax seeds are ruling my life right now.

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal is a quick breakfast that's waiting for you in the morning! Healthy ingredients include oats, blueberries, milk, syrup, flax seeds and cinnamon!
Great, you have all the ingredients.

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal is a quick breakfast that's waiting for you in the morning! Healthy ingredients include oats, blueberries, milk, syrup, flax seeds and cinnamon!
Stir with spoon, or if you are using a mason jar just put the lid on and shake up.  

It’s that easy! Just throw it in the fridge and let it sit overnight.

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal is a quick breakfast that's waiting for you in the morning! Healthy ingredients include oats, blueberries, milk, syrup, flax seeds and cinnamon!
And when you wake up, this delicious blueberry maple oatmeal will be waiting for you!  I like to add a little splash of milk on top to make it wet and give it a quick mix around.

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal is a quick breakfast that's waiting for you in the morning! Healthy ingredients include oats, blueberries, milk, syrup, flax seeds and cinnamon!
You can even add more berries if you’d like in the morning.  Blueberries are totally my jam (haha) right now.

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal is a quick breakfast that's waiting for you in the morning! Healthy ingredients include oats, blueberries, milk, syrup, flax seeds and cinnamon!
This breakfast is sort of perfect for me.

Enjoy!

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal is a quick breakfast that's waiting for you in the morning! Healthy ingredients include oats, blueberries, milk, syrup, flax seeds and cinnamon!

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal is a quick breakfast that's waiting for you in the morning! Healthy ingredients include oats, blueberries, milk, syrup, flax seeds and cinnamon!

 

Cookie Dough Overnight Oatmeal

Did you ever wake up in the morning and the last thing you want to do is make breakfast? Actually, the last thing you want to do is wake up, but after that.. you just don’t want to make anything.  As some of you know my go to breakfast is my usual breakfast sandwich, and although it’s quick to make, sometimes I just want breakfast in 10 seconds.  My solution?  Overnight cookie dough oatmeal.  Get ready… this oatmeal is magical!

Knowing you will want a few extra minutes to sleep, or knowing you are going to have a hectic morning, or just knowing this oatmeal is so darn good you want to plan in advance, this is a overnight recipe.  Before you go to sleep, stir together all these ingredients, it takes 2 minutes.  Throw it in the fridge.  When you wake up the next morning, splash a little bit of milk on top, and eat away.  It’s that easy!

Can I tell you how much this breakfast fills me as well?   This breakfast easily gets me through until lunch wanting no snacks in between.  And because the oatmeal has peanut butter in it and tastes like cookie dough, it’s like a breakfast dessert.  Dessert for breakfast – can life be any grander?

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For this recipe you need flax seeds.  I didn’t know much about flax seeds, but here’s what I found out: they rule.   Putting them in the overnight oatmeal is going to make the oats thicken, so they aren’t runny.  You can also add them to muffin and cookie recipes.  And because of how little you use, this bag is going to last me at a long time.  Flax seeds are a good investment.

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Just a side note, Matthew’s younger brother was terrified of the Quaker Oats man as a kid.  Matthew (because he’s a loving brother) still sometimes sends him Quaker Oats wrapped up as a gift (to terrify him more).

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Night before, easy.  Just put all your ingredients in a bowl.   

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Then mix it all around.  If you notice, it looks runny because of the milk.  Your flax seeds are going to take care of that though and thicken it!

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The next morning, thick!  Delicious! I add a little splash of milk, stir it around, then it’s breakfast time.

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You an eat it plain, it’s delicious that way, or you can add a topping. Topping ideas: sliced bananas, dried or fresh berries, shredded coconut, pumpkin seeds, chocolate chips. 

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I love some dried blueberries so that’s what I added.

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Enjoy your breakfast! This one is a keeper.

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Here’s some flowers I picked to start the day off bright too!

What’s your favorite oatmeal topping?

Overnight Cookie Dough Oatmeal

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon peanut butter you can use another nut butter of your choice if you'd like
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon flax seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • topping to your liking

Instructions

  1. Stir all ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Cover bowl with lid, put in refrigerator overnight.
  3. Right before eating, add a small splash of milk and mix again.
  4. Add toppings that you'd like!

Recipe Notes

Topping ideas: sliced bananas, dried or fresh berries, shredded coconut, pumpkin seeds, chocolate chips.

Banana, Strawberry, Pineapple Smoothie

The last few afternoons I have been craving a smoothie.  We’ve been hard at work gardening and all I want is a cold “pick me up” when I’m exhausted.  This does the trick!  The best thing about this recipe is that you can match fruit to your liking and create your own. Other examples:  banana, orange, pear watermelon, kiwi banana, orange, strawberries banana, blueberries watermelon, orange, pineapple banana, apple, orange pineapple, kiwi orange, strawberries banana, peach strawberry, banana blueberries, apple, banana banana, cherries pineapple, blueberries blueberry, pomegranate, banana There are so many more variations.  Isn’t it amazing?   I also love this recipe because it gets rid of any fruit where you aren’t sure what to do with.  Many times I’m left with a few random strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, a banana that is very ripe, half an orange, etc.    Put all the soon to go bad fruits in your blender and you’ll quickly have a delicious drink.

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