Blueberry Breakfast Recipes to Keep You on Track With Your Resolutions
If you’ve made resolutions this New Year’s to get fit and healthy, try these blueberry breakfast recipes to help you on your way.
Many people make New Year’s resolutions to get into shape and live healthier lives, but few of those resolutions come to fruition. A U.S. News article maintains that 80 percent of resolutions fail. One reason so many resolutions fail, the article argues, is that we try to change too much at once; the article recommends small changes, such as adding blueberries into your diet. We’ve rounded up some healthy blueberry breakfast recipes in order to help you make one of those small changes a no-brainer. Try one of the blueberry breakfast recipes below to help reach your resolution goals.
Healthy Blueberry Breakfast Recipes
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day as it fuels your body for the majority of your waking hours. It’s not the meal to skimp on calories, but you don’t want a dish full of empty sugar-based calories, either. The below recipes are packed with protein and complex carbohydrates (good sugars/starches) to fuel your body, fiber to keep you full, and vitamins and nutrients for optimal health.
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries (thawed)
- 6 dates (pitted)
- 1/2 cup gluten-free oats
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- Optional: 1 teaspoon acai powder
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until ingredients are combined and sticky.
- Using your hands roll, mixture into balls, about 1-2 tablespoons each. If it gets too sticky, dip your fingers in lukewarm water to help smooth the balls out.
- Place on a plate or in a container, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve and enjoy!
Number of servings (yield): ~10 Balls
- 1 banana (1/2 cup), mashed
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup gluten-free oats
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest (optional)
- Combine banana, eggs and oats and let stand 10 minutes to thicken.
- Spray a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat.
- Spoon mixture, 2 tablespoons at a time, onto skillet and top with some of the blueberries. Cook until browned, 1-2 minutes. Turn and cook additional 1 minute or until cooked through.
- Combine maple syrup and lemon zest and serve with pancakes, if desired.
Number of servings (yield): 4 servings; 8 small (about 3-inch diameter) pancakes total
- 2 cups blueberries, divided
- 1 cup oats
- 1 cup dates, pitted
- 1/2 cup almonds, sliced and toasted
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar (optional)
- 1 teaspoon orange juice or water (optional)
- Line an 8-inch x 8-inch pan with foil, leaving a 2-inch overhang and spray with cooking spray.
- In a food processor, combine 1 cup blueberries, oats, dates, almonds, chia seeds, orange zest and cinnamon and process until mixture is sticky and holds together.
- Stir in remaining 1 cup blueberries.
- Press into prepared pan and refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours.
- Combine confectioners’ sugar and orange juice and drizzle over top if desired.
- Cut into 16 bars.
Number of servings (yield): 16 bars
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup almond milk
- 2 Tbs. almond butter
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 cup frozen blueberries, divided
- 1 Tbs. toasted sliced almonds
- In mason jar combine oats, almond milk, almond butter, vanilla and cinnamon.
- Stir in ½ cup blueberries.
- Top with remaining ½ cup blueberries and sliced almonds.
- Refrigerate 4 hours-overnight.
- Stir and enjoy!
Number of servings (yield): 1 serving
Recipe and photo courtesy of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council.
Find additional recipes on the BlueberriesFromFlorida.com recipes pages or the Blueberries from Florida Pinterest recipe boards. When looking for blueberry breakfast recipes that align with your new health goals, avoid those that use white flour, a lot of sugar, and meats high in fat and sodium.