These vegan blueberry dessert recipes are all jam-packed with sweet, tangy blueberry flavors! 🫐 My all-time favorite dessert is a simple fresh berry dessert with whipped coconut cream or vanilla ice cream. In this post, we'll be sharing some of the best plant-based fruit desserts that are not only delicious but also gorgeous and easy to make. From creamy lemon cheesecake bars to fluffy blueberry cinnamon rolls and a two ingredient vegan ice cream, these recipes are sure to satisfy everyone at your house.
When are blueberries in season?
Blueberry season typically runs from mid-June to late August in most parts of North America, although the exact timing can vary depending on weather and such. In some areas, the fresh fruit season may start as early as May or extend until early September. During this time, blueberries are at their peak ripeness and are available in abundance, making it the perfect time to enjoy fresh, wild blueberries and these desserts are the perfect way to celebrate the season.
How to store fresh blueberries
Storing fresh blueberries properly is key to maintaining their freshness and flavor. The best way to store fresh blueberries is to keep them in the refrigerator. Once you've brought them home, remove any moldy or damaged berries, then rinse the blueberries with cold water and gently pat them dry with a paper towel. You can then transfer them to an airtight container or a ziplock bag and place them in the refrigerator. Blueberries can last up to 10 days in the refrigerator if stored properly. Avoid washing them until you're ready to eat them, as excess moisture can cause them to spoil faster. If you have more blueberries than you can eat before they start to go bad, consider freezing them for later use in smoothies, baked goods, or as a topping for yogurt or oatmeal.
If you can't find fresh blueberries, frozen blueberries are a great option as they are available year-round and still retain their nutritional value and flavor.
Blueberries are a healthy choice
Blueberries are not only delicious but also incredibly nutritious. They are low in calories and high in fiber, making them a great option for weight management and digestive health. Blueberries are also loaded with antioxidants, which help protect your body against free radicals and oxidative stress, reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. They are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese, and have been shown to improve brain function, lower blood pressure, and support healthy blood sugar levels. So when you're digging into these desserts, you're basically making a healthy choice!
Vegan Blueberry Buckle
Am I the only person the didn't know what a buckle was?! It's basically coffee cake. And this vegan blueberry buckle recipe from Vegan Richa is a delicious and simple dessert that is perfect any day of the week.
Ingredients: non dairy milk, applesauce, vinegar, sugar, neutral oil, vanilla, flour, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, frozen blueberries, light brown sugar, cinnamon, vegan butter, coconut oil
Blueberry Streusel Cookies
These blueberry cookies from Nourished with Natalie are a healthy and delicious snack or dessert option. These cookies are easy to make and we just love the streusel topping!
Ingredients: vegan butter, sugar, golden brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, non-dairy milk, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, blueberries, blueberry jam
Blueberry Crumble Bars
These blueberry crumble bars from Running on Real Food are a healthy and delicious snack or dessert option. With a soft and chewy base, sweet blueberry filling, and crunchy oat crumble topping, these bars are vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free.
Ingredients: almond flour, oat flour, vegan butter or coconut oil, pure maple syrup, vanilla extract, rolled oats, fresh blueberries, cornstarch
Two Ingredient Blueberry Ice Cream
This vegan blueberry ice cream recipe from Elephantastic Vegan is a perfect summer dessert that is both creamy and refreshing. With only TWO ingredients and no ice cream maker required (you can use a food processor), this recipe is easy to make and definitely qualifies as a healthy dessert!
Ingredients: bananas, blueberries
This vegan blueberry scones recipe from Nora Cooks is a perfect breakfast or brunch treat that is both light and fluffy. Made with fresh or frozen blueberries and an optional delicate lemon glaze.
Ingredients: flour, baking powder, ground flaxseeds, sugar, vegan butter, almond milk, vanilla, blueberries, lemon zest, powdered sugar
Raw Lemon Cheesecake Blueberry Bars
These vegan blueberry lemon cheesecake bars from Choosing Chia are a perfect combination of tangy lemon, sweet blueberries, and creamy cheesecake filling. The healthy ingredients
make this a guilt-free dessert option. And we just love the marbled look!
Ingredients: Medjool dates, walnuts, gluten free oats, raw cashews, full-fat coconut milk, coconut oil, maple syrup, lemon juice, lemon zest, vanilla, blueberries
No-Bake Layered Blueberry Cheesecake (Gluten-Free, Paleo + Vegan)
This no-bake layered blueberry cheesecake recipe from Bakerita is a gluten-free, paleo, and vegan dessert that is an absolute show stopper!
Ingredients: raw pecans, almond flour, dates, coconut oil, cinnamon, raw cashews, coconut milk, coconut oil, maple syrup, lemon, vanilla, freeze-dried blueberries, blueberries, chia seeds
Vegan Blueberry Cobbler
The combination of fresh blueberries and a crunchy oat topping from The Conscious Plant Kitchen makes for a perfect summer dessert and a darn healthy blueberry cobbler.
Ingredients: blueberries, sugar, lemon, cornstarch, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, vegan butter, pure vanilla extract, almond milk
Blueberry Mint Smoothie Bowl
This Blueberry Mint Smoothie Bowl is cool, refreshing, and perfect for beating the summer heat. It makes a healthy breakfast, snack, or even dessert!
Ingredients: vanilla coconut milk, bananas, blueberries, vegan protein powder, fresh mint leaves
Blueberry + White Chocolate Chip Cookies
These blueberry cookies from Justine's Snacks are a unique and colorful dessert option that is naturally purple without the use of food coloring. Made with simple ingredients.
Ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt, unsalted vegan butter, sugar, frozen blueberries, white chocolate chips
Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls
These vegan blueberry cinnamon rolls from Make It Dairy Free are a delicious and indulgent breakfast or brunch option that is perfect for special occasions or lazy weekends. Made with a fluffy dough, sweet blueberry filling, and a rich cream cheese glaze, these cinnamon rolls are both vegan and gluten-free.
Ingredients: flour, instant yeast, salt, oat milk, maple syrup, frozen blueberries, sugar, brown sugar, lemon, blueberries, vanilla, cornstarch or arrowroot powder, powdered sugar
So that's the list—our top 10+ vegan blueberry desserts! Hope there's something here you'll be making soon. Have a favorite that didn't make the list? Let us know in the comments.