Ready for a fun twist on plain yogurt? This Blueberry Yogurt is swoon-worthy delicious, blends up quickly, and is perfect for breakfast, snack, or dessert for the entire family – from baby to you! For ages 6+ months.

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Medically reviewed and co-written by Jamie Johnson, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), and Lauren Braaten, Pediatric Occupational Therapist (OT).

Easy Blueberry Yogurt

Sweet and satisfyingly simple, this blueberry yogurt will quickly become a favorite in your household. This recipe uses just 3 ingredients and is a great way to introduce your baby, toddler, (or picky eater) to new flavors in a subtle way.

This easy blueberry yogurt can be made with fresh or frozen blueberries. There is no refined added sugar, preservatives, or flavors compared to most store-bought yogurts. Plus, you can use any leftover blueberry yogurt in a variety of ways, as a topping for oatmeal or pancakes, mixed into smoothies, or as a sweet dip for fruits.

If you are looking for more easy and healthy yogurt recipes for your little one, then be sure to check out my Strawberry YogurtFruit-Filled Yogurt Parfait, easy DIY Yogurt Tubes, Favorite Yogurt Toppings, or these delicious Yogurt Pancakes or Muffins. You can also find more recipes and information in my best-selling cookbook Little Foodies: Recipes for Babies and Toddlers with Taste.

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Reasons to Love this Blueberry Yogurt

  • Adds a fun twist to plain yogurt
  • Easy to make
  • Can use fresh or frozen blueberries
  • Perfect for baby-led weaning, traditional spoon-feeding, toddlers and big kids
  • Customizable – make this recipe as is, or blend together a combination of fruits in your pantry or freezer, like blueberry + banana for even more flavor
  • No added refined sugar, preservatives, or flavors
  • Freezer friendly
  • Leftover blueberry compote can be stirred into oatmeal, added to smoothies or used as a fruit dip
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Ingredients

  • Yogurt: plain whole milk yogurt is best, either regular or Greek style. For a dairy-free version, you can do any plain plant-based yogurt you prefer – almond, cashew, oat, etc.
  • Blueberries: fresh or frozen
  • Vanilla Extract: rounds out the flavors of the blueberries
  • Maple syrup: optional – for older toddlers and kids

Recipe Tip: Feel free to add a pinch of cinnamon, cardamon, nutmeg, or a splash of fresh lemon juice for added flavor.

Benefits of Blueberry Yogurt

Yogurt has many health benefits for babies, toddlers, adults, and everyone in between. It provides many of the nutrients our bodies need for different functions in every stage of life. And blueberries are chock full of essential nutrients for our body. They are often touted as a superfood because they’re one of the fruits highest in antioxidants.

  • Yogurt is an excellent source of calcium, needed for bone growth and development, one cup has almost half of the recommended daily value for adults.
  • If yogurt contains live active cultures, these are probiotics, which are helpful for a healthy gut and digestion.
  • Whole milk yogurt, recommended for kids 2 and under, has fats necessary for brain development.
  • Blueberries are high in vitamin C, which is necessary for proper immune function and iron absorption, and vitamin K, which is important for blood clotting for when baby gets a boo boo.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Simmer: Place the blueberries, water, and vanilla extract into a small saucepan and heat over medium-low heat for 10-12 minutes or until soft and broken down. Stir in the maple syrup.
  2. Cool: Let cool slightly.
  3. Blend: Pulse with an immersion blender or transfer the blueberries to a blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes until smooth.
  4. Combine: Spoon into yogurt and serve.

Time-Saving Tip: while we love making this recipe using simmered blueberries, if you are short on time, you can simply blend frozen and thawed blueberries (and their juices) with vanilla extract and maple syrupp until smooth. Then add to yogurt and serve.

TOPPINGS

While this yogurt is amazing by itself, toppings and yogurt are always a good idea. Here are some of our favorite toppings to add:

  • hemp seeds
  • granola
  • drizzle of honey (over 1 year of age)
  • chopped berries
  • sliced bananas
  • a sprinkle of ground flax seeds
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What Yogurt is Best

When choosing yogurt for your baby and toddler, look for a whole milk yogurt that contains a variety of live active cultures. Yogurt that’s plain or has no added sugar and organic is also preferable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is blueberry yogurt healthy?

Yes, this blueberry yogurt is a great source of vitamin C and K, manganese and potassium, as well as probiotics, protein and fats for brain development in babies and toddlers. In addition, this homemade blueberry yogurt contains less sugar and no added preservatives or flavors, compared to traditional store-bought yogurt.

Which yogurt is best for baby and toddler?

The best yogurt is whole milk (full fat), plain or unsweetened, and those with live active cultures. Full fat yogurt is essential for brain development in babies and toddlers.

Storage

Blueberry yogurt can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can also freeze the blueberry puree for up to 4 months. We recommend freezing the puree in a silicone baby food freezer tray or an ice cube tray for easy portion sizes. Simply take out the amount you want to thaw and add to yogurt whenever you want.

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Feeding Tips

  • Mix this blueberry puree with Greek yogurt for easier eating – Greek yogurt is slightly thicker than standard yogurt, which can be helpful for babies starting solids because it sticks a little more to spoons and fingers.
  • Pre-loading a spoon is a great way to help your baby be more successful in the early stages of self-feeding. Simply dip a spoon like the NumNum GOOtensil or ChooMee Starter Spoon into the yogurt so that it sticks to the utensil and allow baby to grab the spoon.
  • Make it worth your time – this recipe can easily be doubled to make enough for the whole family and to freeze for later!
  • Use leftover puree in other recipes – if you’ve got a picky eater, don’t stop with mixing this puree into just yogurt. Plan out other opportunities for gradual exposures to blueberry by adding this puree to pancakes, baked goods, oatmeal, or smoothies. Creating more exposures will help your picky eater become more familiar with the flavor, and often increases the chances they will like it!
  • Dress it up – for toddlers and kids, try topping this blueberry yogurt with hemp seeds, granola, a drizzle of honey or peanut butter, or mini chocolate chips.
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Get the recipe: Flavorful Blueberry Yogurt (3-Ingredients)

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Ready for a fun twist on plain yogurt? This Blueberry Yogurt is swoon-worthy delicious, blends up quickly, and is perfect for breakfast, snack, or dessert for the entire family – from baby to you! For ages 6+ months.

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups plain whole milk yogurt
  • 2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp maple syrup, optional

Instructions 

  • Simmer: Place the blueberries, water, and vanilla extract into a small saucepan and heat over medium-low heat for 10-12 minutes or until soft and broken down. Stir in the maple syrup.
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  • Cool: Let cool slightly.
    Hey silver sauce pan full of frozen blueberries simmered down with maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
  • Pulse: pulse with an immersion blender or transfer the blueberries to a blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes until smooth. You can make this as chunky or smooth as you prefer.
  • Incorporate: Spoon into yogurt and serve.
    Blue kids bowl with a green kids played against a white background with blueberry yogurt with a sprinkle of lemon zest.

Notes

Age: 6+ months
Storage: This blueberry yogurt can be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can freeze the blueberry puree for up to 4 months. Then you can defrost and add it to yogurt whenever you wish to serve this recipe. 
For Toddlers and Kids: feel free to top with hemp seeds, granola, a drizzle of honey (for those over 1 year of age), or chopped berries. 
Note on Blueberries: if using frozen blueberries, there is no need to thaw them before cooking in this recipe.

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