These paleo-friendly blackberry recipes are a great way to savory summer berries with less sugar and no grains or dairy, from ice cream to pork tenderloin to waffles.
1. Blackberry Sage Pork Tenderloin
This pork tenderloin is tender and delicious with salt and pepper, olive oil or ghee, shallots, sage, and thyme. The best part, in my opinion, is the velvety blackberry white sauce made from blackberries, sage leaves, zinfandel wine, butter, salt, and pepper.
2. Blackberry Ice Cream
This easy paleo ice cream recipe uses fresh blackberries, full fat canned coconut milk, maple syrup, lemon juice, sea salt, and gelatin. The gelatin is the secret to making the ice cream super smooth without any of the ice crystals typical of homemade ice creams.
3. Braised Chicken Thighs With Black Tea Blackberry Sauce
These boneless, skinless chicken thighs are deliciously cooked with brewed black tea, bay leaves onion, balsamic vinegar, honey, fresh blackberries, and fresh mint. They have a summery flavor that you can’t get any other time of year! Super yummy and kid-friendly, too.
4. Raw Blackberry Cheesecake
I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: paleo cheesecake is way easier to make than traditional cheesecake, and I think it tastes better, too! No need to worry about the filling setting up correctly, because it sets with foolproof coconut oil and delicious creamy cashews with a blackberry-maple swirl.
5. Blackberry Cardamom Peach Crisp
I love peaches with berries, and this crisp also has the loveliness of spicy cardamom with vanilla and maple to add to the wonderful flavor of the filling. This crisp is topped with crumbly almond flour, chopped almonds, and big-flake coconut chips.
6. Overstuffed Sweet Potatoes
These sweet potatoes are even better than traditional white baked potatoes, with white onion, coconut oil, dino kale, Italian sausage, parsley, and a blackberry-ginger sauce with honey, cinnamon, fresh minced ginger, and grated nutmeg. It’s comfort food to the max, for sure.
7. Blackberry Bliss Healthy Bowl With Cherries On Top
This healthy “ice cream” bowl is made using the magic trick of blending frozen bananas into a dreamy confection. This one has blackberries, honey to pour on top (the cold ice cream will cause the honey to thicken up and get deliciously chewy), chocolate chunks, cashews, and cherries.
8. Mango Blackberry Smoothie
For a smoothie that’s both sweet and tart, and that’s super invigorating in the morning, try this blackberry one with mango kombucha! Coconut water and vanilla lace the flavors with a tropical creaminess, and frozen bananas make it extra creamy and frosty.
9. Blackberry Lemon Popsicles
I live in an area that’s hot most of the year, and warm for the rest, so popsicles are always in my freezer—homemade ones, just like this delicious, striped lemon-blackberry popsicle sweetened with agave syrup (you could use maple) and made creamy with coconut milk.
10. Lemon Blackberry Cupcakes
Sometimes, you just need a cupcake. For those times, there’s these paleo lemon blackberry cupcakes made from almond flour, butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and coconut cream with a blackberry honey-buttercream whipped frosting on top.
11. Paleo Chocolate Blackberry Tartlets
Made using blackberry powder, these tartlets are suitable for any fancy gathering with a cashew and date chocolate crust, a chocolate layer with coconut cream, chocolate chunks, vanilla, and ample syrup, and a creamy blackberry maple-sweetened topping.
12. Blackberry Basil Salad
I love fruit and herbs, and basil is my all-time favorite fresh herb. This salad is made with baby spinach or arugula, red onion, blackberries, basil, slivered almonds, chive or onion blossoms, and a honey balsamic vinaigrette. The goat cheese is optional, so you can just leave it off.
13. Vegan Blackberry Ice Cream
This vegan ice cream is rich and creamy with a deep red-purple blackberry color, figs and dates to sweeten, blood orange, vanilla, and blackberries. It’s made with coconut milk ice cubes, so you don’t even need an ice cream maker to make it!
14. Blackberry Chutney
Chutneys are great condiments for meats, vegetables, paleo breads, and more. This blackberry chutney is both sweet and savory with blackberries, yellow onion, freshly grated ginger, ground cinnamon, salt, fresh black pepper, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil.
15. Chocolate Blackberry Cream Dream Cake
This cake has a soft, chocolate base with hazelnuts, dates, ripe banana, vanilla, walnuts, and cocoa powder, and a beautiful whipped topping made from blackberries, coconut sugar or honey, vanilla, lemon zest, and coconut cream (to replace the heavy cream—use the top of chilled coconut milk cans).
16. Raw Blackberry Crisp
This easy blackberry crisp doesn’t even need to be baked, so it’s great to enjoy fresh on the porch on a hot day. All you’ll need to make it is blackberries, almonds, walnuts, medjool dates, lemon juice, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Easy and fun to make!
17. Blackberry Bread Pudding Cake
This cake is fudgy and dense, with a creaminess to it that comes from the bread pudding style technique. It has a bottom fruit layer with butter, blackberries, and coconut sugar, and a cake layer made from coconut flour. Finally, you can garnish is with whipped coconut cream and fresh berries.
18. Almond Blackberry Panna Cotta
Panna cotta is a simple dessert whose texture is enjoyed by kids, and whose elegance and simplicity is beloved by adults. This version is made with blackberries, homemade almond milk, vanilla and almond extracts, maple syrup, sea salt, and grass-fed gelatin.
19. Blackberry Mango Fruit Leather
We love fruit leather in our house (of two grown adults) because it’s sweet and chewy, and it’s like candy but it’s just fruit1 This awesome blackberry-mango version is made only with those two fruits. You can make it in the oven, or use a food dehydrator like we do.
20. Almond Waffles With Blackberry and Orange Syrup
Berry syrups are one of my favorite way to enjoy waffles, and these waffles are extra good because they’re made with almond flour, vanilla, and almond extra with lots of eggs for protein. The berry syrup is citrusy from the oranges and honey-sweetened.