Last summer when we were in North Carolina, Forrest, Jack, and I went blueberry picking. I had never done this before, and despite all the mud, and the giant yellow jackets (or hornets, or something in the bee family — whatever they were, they seriously looked like they were on steroids), and being bitten by red ants, we actually had a lot of fun.
Now, if I had been stung by the bees (you have no idea how scared of bees I am!), it might have been a different story. Fortunately that didn’t happen, and we got some big, delicious berries, and made this yummy blueberry crumble (sorry, no recipe!)
Since then, I’ve loved using blueberries in different recipes, so when I was asked to create a recipe using frozen blueberries by Mom it Forward and US Highbush Blueberry Council, you better believe I jumped on that right away! Blueberry season is usually from around May until the end of summer, so I love using frozen blueberries — they are delicious year-round!
Forrest and I thought it would be fun to make blueberry biscuits, inspired by the famous Boberry Biscuits from BoJangles, a fast food restaurant in the South. I’ll be honest — I’m pretty sure these are the only things I would ever get at BoJangles — and Forrest would agree. Their other food is nothing to write home about (no offense if you like it!), but the biscuits — SO good. Especially the BoBerry ones.
Now, these biscuits aren’t exactly like those — I made them more as drop biscuits (no biscuit cutter in our house — these biscuit cutters are the next on my list kitchen gadgets to buy — though I do include an option on how to make them a little more BoBerry-ific), and they are blue. BoBerry biscuits look like biscuits, with blueberries in them. These? Well, they look like they should be eaten at a Smurf picnic.
But, I digress. They are delicious. Even if you might be tempted to have Papa Smurf over to enjoy them with you. Jack kept begging me for them all day (and they didn’t last long…just so you know.)
What I like most about these blueberry biscuits is that they are SO easy — only four ingredients (milk not pictured):
And the glaze is super simple too — it makes them taste that much better, but really, these biscuits taste good without it, too.
You simple mix together the Bisquick mix, powdered sugar (just to make it a little sweeter), and milk, and then, of course, the blueberries. We used frozen, but if they are in season, feel free to use fresh.
At first, I thought I would try and use a mason jar in place of a biscuit cutter to cut the biscuits.
Which, in theory would have worked, but I chickened out and decided to just make drop biscuits — I only had time for one batch!
As soon as they came out of the oven, I brushed them with the glaze (made from milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla) and they were perfect. Despite their blue appearance. I’m not entirely sure how to avoid the dough turning blue, so if you have a suggestion, please let me know!
Easy Blueberry Biscuits
- 2 cups Bisquick Mix
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 2/3 cup milk, we used almond milk
- 1/2 - 2/3 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons milk
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Mix together bisquick and powdered sugar.
- Slowly stir in the milk until the mixture becomes thick and sticky.
- Gently fold in the blueberries.
- Knead about 10 times with well-floured hands.
- Grease a baking sheet.
- Either take small balls of the biscuits and drop it directly on to the pan, or roll the dough out to be about 1/4 inch thick, and cut out with biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on pan.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes. Brush immediately with glaze (below)
- Whisk together vanilla, powdered sugar, and milk.
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Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is currently training to be a Certified Lactation Educator. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.
Terry F. says
These look so easy & good! Thanks
Green Butterfly says
I love to eat them fresh/plain the most but I also like them in desserts.
Linda Meyers-Gabbard says
I would have to say that our favorite blueberry recipe would be for blueberry muffins and pies.
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I love to add fresh blueberries to my yogurt in the morning.
Kris O. says
I love blueberries in my oatmeal!
I like Blueberry Pancakes
I love to make blueberry pie or rather a mixed berry pie with blueberries and raspberries.
Julie Wood says
I like using blueberries to make Blueberry Muffins!
Lisa Brown says
i use them to make blueberry preserves
Kim D. says
I like to put blueberries in muffins.
amy pugmire says
I love to use them in my green smoothies.
I like blueberry pancakes
Tabathia B says
I usually eat them in muffins or as a topping for pancakes
Thomas Murphy says
I like blueberry pancakes.
Amanda Sakovitz says
I love blueberries in pancakes!
Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron says
Blueberries in pancakes are usually my favorite, but these biscuits sure look awesome!
Oh how I love blueberry pancakes too! Thanks Chelsae!
Jessica To says
My favorite is blueberry muffins.
Lin Larson says
I love blueberries in pancakes (I have an amazing recipe), scones (found one of the bvest recipes ever!), blueberry french toast casserole (Taste of Home), and sprinkled on top of oatmeal. Yum!!!
All great ways to enjoy blueberries. I’m going to have to look up that blueberry french toast casserole, though. That sounds incredible!
Lin Larson says
Here is the link! Enjoy! I’ve made it for Mother’s Day, and now it’s a fav on Christmas morning! http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/blueberry-french-toast
Thank you so much for finding it. This looks delicious!
Lin Larson says
You’re most welcome.
Sonya Morris says
I love using blueberries in muffins.
I love blueberry pancakes
Stephanie (@akronugurl) says
i like to make smoothies
Mary Happymommy says
I love blueberries in yogurt.
I like them in waffles
wild orchid says
I love making yogurt parfaits with fresh blueberries and granola!
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Jessie C. says
My favorite way to use blueberries is to make smoothie.
My fave is blueberry scones!
These look so yummy! I might try these during the summer when I can find a blueberry patch. I’m going to look into places to pick my own this year, how fun. I’m liking this post on Bloglovin. Thanks for sharing.
Lena jones says
Blueberry oatmeal!!! The best
I like blueberries in pancakes