Pioneer Woman at Heart

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"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Another Way to Utilize Frozen Blueberries

Do you freeze your home grown blueberries, or freeze locally picked ones?  We are unable to grow the plants, due to the limestone here, so I hunt down produce stands that sell blueberries grown in the area or in MI.

I've been looking for more creative ways to add nutrition, protein (not protein powders), fiber and whatnot into our breakfast. I look for more ways to utilize what we have in the freezer, like blueberries.  My husband was intrigued at this idea for the blueberries.  It looks like blueberry jam, but it is not.

I used a slice of sourdough (or use what you like), topped with the freshly ground peanut butter (peanuts only) we purchased, organic hemp hearts sprinkled (to get 1 full Tbsp. I need to sprinkle some on the peanut butter and then on top of everything), and finally topped with frozen blueberries heated with organic cinnamon mixed into it .

I used about 1/3 cup of blueberries.  Yum!  Healthy.  Fills us up. I just heated the blueberries, smashed them down with a fork, sprinkled some organic cinnamon, and gave it a stir.  I let it cool a bit before spreading on top of all of it.  It was pretty good.  Do you have a unique idea to utilize frozen blueberries (we freeze ours during blueberry season in our area).

I have had two people, in the last two weeks, tell me they were diagnosed as pre-diabetic.  Sigh.  There is sugar, dextrose, fructose, etc in almost anything processed in stores.  Be careful, and read labels. 

By the way, if you do not can jam, and have a hankering for it on a piece of toast or a PB and J, this method of mashing blueberries (thawed and heated from the freezer) works great.  When you let it cool a bit, it becomes a spreadable delight.  No sugar added.  I may add a tiny bit of nutmeg the next time I do this.


Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Now this was ineresting

Leigh said...

That's a great idea! I still have some frozen blueberries in the freezer, so I should give this a try.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Great idea no sugar added! I love frozen blueberries in the summer they are great as a snack!

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Leigh, I can't believe I didn't do this years ago. I sent a photo to my husband, and he was about to yell at me for using "too much" jam on it ha ha! When I told him it was just blueberries and cinnamon he was intrigued on trying it.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Far Side of Fifty, it's such a great snack idea, healthy and delicous.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Jo-Anne's Ramblings, I'm so glad I found another way to utilize our frozen blueberries.

Katie C. said...

I have a ton of blueberries in the freezer from last year. Thank you for reminding me of this. Zesting in some lemon peel tastes good too. 👍

-Katie C.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Kaite C, oooh! That sounds delicous too. Thanks for that idea. I have lemons too. Yum!