Bask in the goodness of July's National Blueberry Month with these tasty confections.

Ah, July: a month that celebrates Independence Day, summertime, and believe it or not, the existence of blueberries. In 2003, the U.S. Department of Agriculture dubbed July "National Blueberry Month," a well-deserved nod to the delicious berry.

To stock up on locally grown blueberries, there are a number of farmers markets and you-pick farms where you may purchase a fresh bushel. And though they are delicious on their own, July marks the perfect time of year to add a few blueberry recipes to your arsenal.

Check out these five recipes incorporating blueberries that are sure to amp up your taste buds this month.

Best of the Best Blueberry Muffins

Best of the Best Blueberry Muffins

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Let's start with a classic. Every chef—amateur or professional—needs a top-notch blueberry muffin recipe they can whip up at the blink of an eye. If you don't, no need to panic. The following recipe has you covered.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 pint fresh blueberries (rinsed and dried)
2 tablespoons white sugar

This recipe is courtesy of allrecipes.com, and instructions can be found at their website.

Blueberry Flax Pancakes

Blueberry Flax Pancakes

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If you're in the market for healthier alternatives to the traditional pancake, you're in luck. With this recipe, you will not only add blueberries to the mixture for a burst of antioxidants, but you'll also mix in flaxseed meal to pack your pancakes with fiber. 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups dry pancake mix
1/2 cup flax seed meal
1 cup of skim milk (substitute almond milk for an even healthier alternative)
2 eggs
1 cup blueberries

This recipe is courtesy of allrecipes.com, and instructions can be found at their website.

Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Blueberry Zucchini Bread

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What's the only thing that could make zucchini bread better? Blueberries, of course. With nearly 2,000 reviews raving about the deliciousness of this recipe, go ahead and spice up your loaves of zucchini bread.

Ingredients:

3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup vegetable oil
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups white sugar
2 cups shredded zucchini
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 pint fresh blueberries

This recipe is courtesy of allrecipes.com, and instructions can be found at their website.

Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake

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Picture this: It's your turn to host brunch for all your friends, but you are at a loss for what to serve. Fear not! This stellar blueberry coffee cake is sure to impress your pals and become a favorite of your Sunday mornings.

Ingredients:

1 cup butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 5/8 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup blueberries (if you use frozen berries, you will need to bake the cake a bit longer)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar for dusting

This recipe is courtesy of allrecipes.com, and instructions can be found at their website.

Blueberry Crumb Bars

Blueberry Crumb Bars

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For those of you interested in a simpler blueberry recipe, these crumb bars are for you. And here is a pro-tip: Any type of berry can be substituted in place of blueberries.

Ingredients:

1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup shortening
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 pinch ground cinnamon (optional)
4 cups blueberries
1/2 cup white sugar
3 teaspoons cornstarch

This recipe is courtesy of allrecipes.com, and instructions can be found at their website.

Do you have a favorite blueberry recipe? Let us know in the comments below!