12 Lemon-Blueberry Recipes You'll Want to Make All Summer

Blueberry-Lemon Ricotta Cupcakes
Photo: Caitlin Bensel

Simple, sweet and bright—lemon and blueberry might be one of summer's winningest combinations. We love these fruit-forward breakfasts, snacks and desserts that let seasonal berries shine. Recipes like our Lemon-Blueberry Dump Cake and Lemon-Blueberry Bars make refreshing, healthy treats to enjoy on a warm day.

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Lemon-Blueberry Bars

Lemon-Blueberry Bars
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Sweet and tangy, these satisfying bars are great for dessert, a snack on the go, or as a treat tucked into a child's brown-bag lunch. Plus, they're packed with everyone's favorite antioxidant superfood: blueberries.

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Lemon-Blueberry Yogurt Toast

Blueberry-Lemon Yogurt Toast
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Here's the latest and greatest addition to your morning breakfast ritual. (Thank you, TikTok!) The yogurt mixed with the egg becomes custard-y—almost like a cheese Danish—when baked, and the protein from both will give you an energy boost to tackle your day.

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Blueberry-Lemon-Ricotta Cupcakes

Blueberry-Lemon Ricotta Cupcakes
Caitlin Bensel

These blueberry-lemon cupcakes are so light and delicious, it's hard to eat just one! The blueberries burst in your mouth and the glaze gives an extra boost of sweet-tart lemon flavor. Serve these easy cupcakes at a grown-up birthday party, bridal shower or brunch.

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Blueberry Lemonade

blueberry lemonade
Photographer / Jen Causey, Prop Stylist / Kay Clarke, Food Stylist / Chelsea Zimmer

This blueberry lemonade is just sweet enough, with gorgeous color and flavor from fresh blueberries. Whole lemons with a thinner skin add lemony flavor without bitterness from too much pith and peel.

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Blueberry-Lemon Zucchini Bread

Blueberry-Lemon Zucchini Bread
Photography: Caitlin Bensel, Prop Styling: Sarah Elizabeth Cleveland, Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer

This easy and healthy zucchini bread recipe is elevated to company-worthy brunch fare with the addition of fresh blueberries to the batter and a simple lemon glaze and toasted almonds on top. A combination of whole-wheat flour and oats in the batter make it more nutritious--and more interesting--than standard zucchini bread, too!

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Blueberries with Lemon Cream


Blending vanilla yogurt and reduced-fat cream cheese creates a topping that's as virtuous as it is delicious. Any fresh berry can be used in this recipe.

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Blueberry-Lemon Ricotta Pound Cake

Blueberry-Lemon Ricotta Pound Cake

This healthy pound cake recipe isn't just delicious--it also only requires one bowl to make. For the best cake texture, be sure to beat the sugar and butter together long enough in Step 2 to look creamy--the time it takes to get there varies according to the type of electric mixer you have. Serve with brunch or alongside a cup of coffee in the afternoon.

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Blueberry-Lemon Crumb Muffins

blueberry lemon crumb muffin

Blueberries and lemon are a natural pairing in these light and airy muffins with a delicate brown sugar crumble. If you like an extra blast of lemon flavor, use lemon extract rather than vanilla. These muffins are best with fresh blueberries, but you can substitute with frozen. Don't thaw them before you stir them into the batter.

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Lemon-Blueberry Dump Cake

Lemon Blueberry Dump Cake
Brie Passano

Got an extra box of vanilla cake mix? Use it to make this easy blueberry-lemon dump cake! A layer of blueberries bakes with lemon-infused cake on top. With only 10 minutes of active time, this cake is perfect for busy nights or casual get-togethers.

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Mini Blueberry-Lemon Cheesecakes


This muffin-tin mini cheesecake recipe is an adorable, healthy dessert that's the perfect cute size. If making 2 dozen seems like overkill, the recipe can easily be cut in half. If you avoid gluten, use gluten-free graham crackers to make the crust.

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Blueberry Lemon Curd Ice Cream Cake


For a sweet and easy diabetes-friendly dessert, enjoy this lemony ice cream cake with blueberries.

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Gluten-Free Blueberry-Lemon Doughnuts

Gluten-Free Blueberry-Lemon Doughnuts

These yummy blueberry-lemon doughnuts use a blend of gluten-free flours that make them a perfect treat for anyone with gluten intolerance or sensitivity.

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