Healthy Food

Our top blackberry recipes

Picking blackberries on an autumn walk is one of our favourite activities. The bagfuls of sweet, bleeding berries have so much potential, and while everyone should have a good crumble recipe up their sleeve, we wholeheartedly recommend trying them out in a range of dishes, from savoury salads to filling breakfasts. Let us inspire you with our favourite recipes for a bounty of blackberries…

Oatally delicious: baked blackberry breakfast oatsTry these baked oats for a deliciously filling breakfast recipe. The perfect fruity alternative to porridge with blackberry and apples. Photo by Georgia Glynn Smith

Porridge is a fantastic way to start the day with a slow release of energy, but baking oats makes them feel somehow more like a warm, flapjack-esque treat, while still being a healthy breakfast option. This is a great dish to make in bulk to keep you going for several mornings in a row, but with its moreish, crunchy pecan topping, it takes serious effort not to eat a whole batch in one go.

Salad days: Parma ham and blackberry saladPicking blackberries on an autumn walk is one of our favourite activities. Savoury blackberry dishes give us an appreciation for their versatile uses. Try this delicious filling salad recipe for a quick and easy lunch! Photo by Georgia Glynn Smith

Serving blackberries in a savoury dish gives us an appreciation of their versatile uses. The sweetness of the berries offsets the salty parma ham and tangy stilton for a truly satisfying light lunch or starter. Packed with antioxidants, this salad will give you a healthy glow as the temperatures start to drop.

Sticky situation: hedgerow jamA delicious and easy way to preserve blackberries. Enjoy your autumn foraged blackberries in this bramley apple and blackberry jam recipe. Photo by Georgia Glynn Smith

Made with crisp bramley apples, this jam is a great way of preserving the gorgeous, but short-lived flavours of autumn for months to come.

Fruit loop: blackberry, pear and rose fruit leathersWe’ve made it easy to reach for when you need an energy boosting snack. Easy to make in a batch for lunch boxes. A seasonal family friendly snack and blackberry recipe. Photo by Georgia Glynn Smith

Pairing blackberries with the delicate flavour of rose water really brings out the fruit’s floral notes. These fruit leathers are a great alternative to the often sugar-filled shop-bought fruit strips, and while they need a long stint in the oven on a low heat, the wait is definitely worth it.

Rough and crumble: Plum and blackberry crumbleAn autumn walk is a much-loved family tradition and the perfect time to go blackberry foraging! This delicious plum and blackberry crumble is a great way to use up blackberries in autumn and this lower sugar recipe makes it the perfect family friendly pudding. Photo by Georgia Glynn Smith

We couldn’t share our favourite blackberry recipes without a nod to the humble crumble. Made with plums instead of the more conventional apple filling, this is a delicious twist on a British classic.