Frozen fruit recipes
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It's always great to find fresh berries at the farmer's market, but let's be real, mama—nothing beats a trip to the frozen food aisle of your grocery store. Frozen fruit comes with serious benefits: It's always picked at its ripest point, it's already washed and diced, it's always available, it's often very affordable, and the nutritional differences between fresh and frozen fruit are minor. In other words, it's a busy parent's dream.

In addition to the classic frozen fruit smoothie, there are tons of easy recipes for parents that use frozen fruit. Here are 15 of our favorites.


Wild blueberry pancakes

Frozen blueberry pancakes

Real Mom Nutrition

Sweet blueberry pancakes come together in a snap with the help of bag of frozen blueberries.

Blueberry blast smoothie bowl

Frozen fruit smoothie bowl

Real Mom Nutrition

This isn't a drink. You'll need a spoon for this smooth and silky smoothie, packed with yummy toppings.

Whole wheat baked pancake with peaches

Frozen fruit baked pancake

Foodlets

Instead of standing over a stove, pop one big pancake in the oven, lined with frozen peaches.

Mixed berry baked oatmeal

Frozen fruit baked oatmeal

Wife Mama Foodie

If you haven't tried baked oatmeal yet, you must! One pan can last for a few days, leaving you more time to cuddle both the kids in the morning.

Blueberry blast pan fritters

Frozen fruit pan fritters

Foodlets

This incredibly simple recipe only calls for four ingredients. The fritters are so easy to make, the kids can even help!

Lemon yogurt cakes with blueberries

Frozen fruit bundt cakes

Foodlets

These little mini-cakes are made in a muffin tin or mini-bundt cake pan and are perfect for little hands.

Real fruit soda

Frozen fruit soda

Real Mom Nutrition

Once you get the hang of this recipe, you'll be able to make soda with any frozen fruit you can imagine.

Protein-packed peach smoothies

Frozen fruit protein smoothie

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Yogurt (or tofu) and milk make this smoothie a filling, protein-rich snack for kids.

Blueberry smoothies with a superfood surprise

Frozen fruit smoothie with avocado

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This smoothie gets its "smooth" from avocado, which is packed with healthy fats and fiber.

Rainbow smoothies

Rainbow frozen fruit smoothies

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This smoothie takes a little more prep, but it's a great way to introduce your kids to "eating the rainbow."

Easy cobbler with frozen blueberries

Easy cobbler with frozen fruit

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Although this recipes calls for frozen blueberries, you could sub in just about any frozen fruit for a delicious dessert.

Strawberry + banana nice cream

Frozen fruit vegan ice cream

Sweet Potato Chronicles

This super-simple, whole food "ice cream" is a nutritious sweet treat that's simple to whip up whenever you or the kids are craving something cold and refreshing.

Frozen strawberry cream pie

Frozen strawberry cream pie

Sweet Potato Chronicles

This frozen confection is summer on a plate.

Easy blackberry crisp

Frozen fruit blackberry crisp

Foodlets

With heaps of hearty oats baked in buttery batter, you could even get away with serving this one for breakfast.

Peach + blueberry crostata

Frozen fruit crostata

Sweet Potato Chronicles

This rustic tart uses fiber- and nutrient-rich whole wheat for a wholesome dessert.

Charity Curley Mathews is a former executive at Martha Stewart and HGTV who's now a family food writer, blogging at Foodlets.com. That's where you'll find quick & easy recipes (packed with fresh ingredients) plus tried-and-true advice about raising little foodies. She's been featured on Food Network.com, Huffington Post, WHUP radio, ABC 11-TV and more. The author of four cookbooks, including "Super Simple Baking for Kids", she lives on a small farm in North Carolina with her family of six, plus their rescue dogs, bunnies, chickens and bees.