June is blackberry season around here in Texas, like many other parts of the world. Here in my neck of the woods of North Texas, I start seeing my blackberry bushes begin to sprout in early May and ready to pick at the end of the month. So when life gives you bushels of blackberries, you bake – a lot! It’s time to prepare to cook all or just a few of these 10 healthy blackberry breakfasts to eat all summer long.
10 Healthy Blackberry Breakfasts
I’m lucky I don’t have to travel far to pick blackberries – just a few steps out my backdoor is as far as I go. However, if you’re not like me and have to buy your own, no problem – June is blackberry month – so that means blackberries in grocery stores should be fresh. Buy them now, and if you don’t use them right away, toss them in the freezer for later use. Don’t forget to put a date on the package before placing it in the freezer.
Evidently, I’ll be making Blackberry Syrup. I’ve posted the simple instructions at the end of this post, so be sure to see that if you’re interested and if you have a pound of blackberries to spare!!
Here are 10 healthy blackberry breakfasts from me and several of my blogger friends.
Blackberry Smoothie for Breakfast
The easiest Blackberry Smoothie Recipe made with just five ingredients! It’s thick, creamy, and makes a great breakfast or mid-day snack. And the stunning color makes this healthy Berry Smoothie go down a treat.
These vibrant Blackberry-Lime Scones combine fresh, juicy blackberries with tangy lime to add a burst of flavor to any springtime brunch or breakfasts.
Maple Blackberry Baked Oatmeal
Maple Blackberry Baked Oatmeal loaded with big, juicy blackberries and crunchy walnuts with warm spices, makes this delicious baked oatmeal feel more like dessert than it does breakfast. Topped with whipped cream, it tastes decadent, but it’s healthy!
Homemade Raw Blackberry Jam
The easiest and healthiest jam you’ll ever make. I made this raw blackberry jam back in 2017, and it’s still one of my go-to breakfast on toast. With only three ingredients plus water, you’ll want to make sure you click over to see it.
Blackberry Smoothie Bowl with Watermelon Popsicles
This healthy Blackberry Smoothie Bowl is blended to sweet, purple perfection. The watermelon popsicles are a fun addition!
Blackberry Hand Pies
A simple pie recipe you can take “to go” – no fork or plate needed. Flaky pastry surrounds plump, and juicy blackberries make these Blackberry Hand Pies one of my favorites for breakfasts when mornings seem unmanageable.
Sweet Blackberry Breakfast Quiche
As we know, blackberries can be a little tart…but not so much in this sweet blackberry breakfast quiche.
Blackberry Orange Muffins with Dark Chocolate Chips
These Blackberry and Orange Muffins with Dark Chocolate Chips are the perfect breakfast or snack for blackberry season!
Black & Blue Berry Baked Oatmeal Recipe
This healthy breakfast recipe for blackberry and blueberry baked oatmeal is a great way to feed a crowd or meal prep for a week’s worth of breakfast.
Blackberry Greek Yogurt Bark
This Blackberry Yogurt Bark is a frosty breakfast treat loaded with nourishment. Sure to be a hit with both kids and adults.
Enjoy these 10 Healthy Blackberry Breakfasts – which will you enjoy first?
How to make Blackberry Syrup
You’ll need 1 lb blackberries & 1 lb sugar, a large pot, potato masher, fine-meshed sieve or strainer, a large bowl, and one 16 oz jar.
- Simply put, blackberries in a large pot over medium heat. Pour the sugar over the berries and let the heat break up the blackberries before your start to stir (about 5 minutes).
- Continue to stir very gently every so often so no blackberries will get burned at the bottom. Let the blackberries and sugar melt together slowly (15-20 minutes).
- Take off heat and mash blackberries with a potato masher or another masher of the sort. Try to get all the juice you can.
- Now, lay a fine-meshed sieve or strainer over a large bowl and carefully pour the syrup through the strainer into the bowl. Let the syrup drain for about an hour or until all the syrup is in the bowl.
- Pour your blackberry syrup into a 16 oz jar with a tight lid
- Recycle the leftover blackberries into something like yogurt, oatmeal, or something else. They are still delicious at this point, no need to throw them out.
Below are a few Blackberry Desserts I’ve made with my backyard blackberries over the years. Thanks for stopping by.