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Blueberry Toast: Favorite Pairings for Healthy Breakfasts: + Recipe Template

This is one of my favorite healthy breakfasts, which can also stand in for lunch. Blueberries are my favorite fruit because they’re super low in sugar and high in antioxidants. Pair blueberries with a high protein spread like peanut butter or cottage cheese and you have the healthiest, tastiest breakfast ever! Here are 10 ideas for blueberry toast, with a recipe template that allows you to mix and match.

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Blueberry Toast Ideas

Blueberry and lemon marmalade toast on a white plate with a side of marmalade.
Blueberry toast with lemon marmalade, mint leaves and lemon zest

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Why You Will Love These Muffins

Blueberries are one of the healthiest, tastiest fruits of all time in my opinion. That is why I started our farm in Minnesota with 600 blueberry plants back in 2000. As those plants matured I have had the lucky opportunity to test all kinds of recipes made with blueberries.

These blueberry breakfast toasts below are some of my favorite ways to use the blueberries from our farm as they ripen. We make sure and freeze as many blueberries as possible to enjoy these blue jewels year-round.

Key Ingredients, Substitutions and Assembly

Basically you need some sturdy bread to toast, a creamy spread as the first layer on top of the toast, the blueberries as the second layer, and garnish with herbs or something crunchy. Easy!!

Ingredient ideas for mixing and matching on blueberry toasts: includes herbs, creamy base ingredients, and sweeteners.
Ingredient ideas for mixing and matching blueberry toasts.

The Toast:

Choose bread that has some heft and texture to it. White enriched bread (like Wonder bread) will work in a pinch, but it doesn’t support the heavier ingredients as well. Not to mention nutrition of white enriched bread.

My favorite is a seeded whole wheat bread, the more rustic styles the better. If you are on a low carb lifestyle, opt for Ezekiel bread which you can usually find in the cooler section of your grocery store.

Sliced seeded wheat bread standing up with wheat on the side.
Sliced seeded wheat bread

The Creamy Spread

There are many, many options that work for this first layer. You can pick gluten free spreads, high protein spreads, or low sugar spreads. Here are some ideas:

  • Cream cheese
  • Cottage cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Peanut butter
  • Almond (or other nut) butter
  • Jam or jelly
  • Fruit spreads (like a curd or chutney)
  • Mashed avocado
  • Goat cheese
  • Other soft cheeses


Blueberries make up the second layer. Fresh or frozen, large or small, cultivated or wild….they all work.

The sweeter the blueberry the less honey or other sweetener you will need to use. Nice to have so many options, right?

Freshly picked blueberries on a sheet pan for sorting, with boxed blueberries to the side.
Freshly picked blueberries being sorted


Speaking of sweetness, not that many blueberries are overly sweet. If you want to enhance the sweetness, drizzle the blueberries with one of these sweeteners:

  • Honey
  • Maple syrup
  • Simple syrup (infused with various flavors)
  • Cocoa-cinnamon powder

Herbal Garnishes, Zests, or Crunchy Toppings

The topping you choose add the final touch, taking the blueberry toast to new heights. If it’s Summer, you may want to add some fresh herbs. In the Winter, some minced candied ginger, citrus zest or nuts can really enhance both the flavor and texture.

Here are a few ideas that I have tested with great results:

  • Citrus zest (lemon, lime or orange)
  • Minced candied ginger
  • Small dried cranberries (craisins)
  • Nuts of all kinds
  • Mint, sage, or your favorite herb
  • Pumpkin seeds (could try chia seeds)
  • Chile peppers (like Chile Crisp)

My Favorite Combinations for Blueberry Toast

The following ideas for blueberry toasts are just the combinations I have tested and loved. Be sure and customize flavors and nutritional aspects to your own preferences.


Piece of toast with ricotta cheese, blueberries and sage leaves on a cutting board.
Blueberry toast with ricotta and sage leaves

Blueberry-Lemon Marmalade-Mint Leaves

Blueberry and lemon marmalade toast on a white plate with a side of marmalade.
Blueberry toast with lemon marmalade, mint leaves and lemon zest

Blueberry-Cottage Cheese-Avocado-Pumpkin Seeds-Lime Zest

Blueberry toast with cottage cheese and avocados and pumpkin seeds  on a white plate.
Blueberry toast with cottage cheese, avocados and pumpkin seeds & lime zest

Blueberry-Lemon Yogurt-Candied Ginger-Lemon Zest

Blueberry toast with lemon yogurt as base and lemon zest as garnish, with honey and honey spreader on the side.
Blueberry toast with lemon yogurt, lemon zest and honey

Blueberry-Peanut Butter-Cocoa & Cinnamon-Maple Syrup

Blueberry toast with peanut butter, cocoa powder and mint leaves on a white plate with maple syrup on the side.
Blueberry toast with peanut butter, cocoa powder, mint leaves and maple syrup

Blueberry-Almond Butter-Mint Leaves

Blueberry marmalade toast on a blue distressed board with a bowl of blueberries in background.
Blueberry toast with almond butter and mint leaves

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can you use frozen blueberries?

Absolutely! Either let them thaw all the way and then dry off with paper towels, or use slightly still frozen for the cool crunch.

Recipe Template for Blueberry Toast

Blueberry and lemon marmalade toast on a white plate with a side of marmalade.
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Template for blueberry toast ideas

Blueberry toast is easy, but for a seamless assembly that layers of texture that work well together, follow these simple steps.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 150kcal


  • butter knife
  • toaster or griddle Can also use broiler


  • 1/4 Cup a creamy spread
  • 1 Slice bread A sturdy, rustic type of bread is best
  • 1/4 Cup blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 1-2 Teaspoon zest lemon, lime or orange
  • 1-2 Teaspoon Herbal topping Mint, basil, anise hyssop, etc.


  • toast the bread
    1 Slice bread
  • spread the creamy part
    1/4 Cup a creamy spread
  • top with berries and garnish with zest or herbs or seeds
    1/4 Cup blueberries, 1-2 Teaspoon zest, 1-2 Teaspoon Herbal topping


Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg

2 thoughts on “Blueberry Toast: Favorite Pairings for Healthy Breakfasts: + Recipe Template”

  1. I have a blueberry question, not really related to your recipe.
    If I buy blueberries from the grocery store, will they ever get ripe? The last few years they have been uniformly awful and if I didn’t know what they were from packaging I wouldn’t know what I was eating. I have had exactly one good batch that remarkably came from Costco. Same brand the next week? Terrible again. If I leave them on the counter would they get any more blueberry-like or will they just rot? Inquiring minds want to know.
    Thanks and sorry for the off the wall recipe comment.

    • Hi Beth, Unfortunately they will not ripen more after harvested. If they are picked too early they will be sour and tart, so it is likely that the same brand sold different batches to Costco, some that were picked when ripe and some picked too early. All is not lost however. Here is a post that answers what to do with unripe berries (you are not the only one who has asked this!). See if this post will help you out at all: https://theblueberrywhisperer.com/unripe-blueberries/


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