Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake in a Jar

Holy cow.  That’s all I have to say about my breakfast yesterday morning.  I saw it on Heather’s Dish, who adapted it from Oh She Glows – what’s great about this breakfast is that it would be perfect for a brunch because you could make as many as you needed and they can be baked ahead of time.  I just heated it up in my work microwave for 1 minute, then spooned it over 1/2 cup of Chobani and a teaspoon of granola.  My changes? I reduced the sugar to 1/4 from 1/2 a cup, and tripled the amount of blueberries – I mean, fruit is free, right?! 😀

This kept me full for hours too, which I was kind of worried about – I ate this at 9:00 a.m. and didn’t have lunch until 1:30!

Blueberry Streussel Coffee Cake in a Jar  (from

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Adapted from Heather’s Dish (who adapted it from Oh She Glows)

Course: breakfast/dessert

PointsPlus™ Value:    7

Servings:  4

Preparation Time:  10 min

Cooking Time:  45 min

Level of Difficulty:  Moderate


  • 1/4 cup(s) sugar
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 item egg
  • 1/4 cup Nonfat, Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup(s) fat-free skim milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) fresh blueberries
  • 2 Tbsp unpacked brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp regular butter, divided
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, divided


Preheat the oven to 350. Take 4 8 ounce Mason jars and place them on a cookie sheet. Spray with non-stick spray.

In a bowl, combine the sugar, egg, yogurt, milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter and vanilla.

Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir until just combined. In a smaller bowl, mash together the 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, 1 tablespoon of butter and 1/4 tsp. of cinnamon for the streusel.

In each jar, spoon in 3 tablespoons of batter, a sprinkling of blueberries, 1/2 tablespoon of the streusel, and repeat.

Wipe off any excess batter from the outside of the jar. Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Make sure to let the jars rest for 30 minutes before handling, and let cool completely before screwing the lid on.

ready for the oven

The blueberries were so bubbly coming out of the oven, and the cake was so spongy.

since I sprayed the jars with Pam, they just pulled right out

the perfect bite! with the tablespoon of granola and 1/2 cup yogurt - breakfast is 10 points

The different combination of fruits you can use in this recipe is endless!  And Hannah and I thought it might be nice to add some oats to the streusel layer too.  YUM!

I am still a bit stuffy, so I walked for 45 minutes on the treadmill at lunch.  I ended up watching My First Property on HGTV – I love that show.  I think it’s funny that people say to the realtor “I want to have vaulted ceilings, stainless steel appliances, a separate office space, two car garage, and I don’t want to spend more than $150,000.”  Right!

Lunch was leftover Spicy Carrot Soup with Chipotle peppers and a ham and cheese sammie on half of a flatout wrap.  Lunch comes in at 8 points.

It was just me and Hannah for dinner, so we had breakfast pizzas!  My blog friend Mary (go here to see her fabulous photography and recipes!) just made an artichoke and bacon pizza – my mouth waters just thinking about it.  But what I loved about the recipe was the garlic sauce she used.  While she uses 1/2 of this sauce for a 14 inch pizza, I only needed to use two tablespoons for our pita pizzas.

Garlic Sauce  (courtesy of FoodoDelMundo)

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Course: main meals

PointsPlus™ Value:    2

Servings:  12 (2 tablespoons for mini pita.  ½ of recipe for 14” pizza for 6 points)

Preparation Time:  5 min

Cooking Time:  10 min

Level of Difficulty:  Easy


  • 4 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) fat-free skim milk
  • 4 Tbsp regular butter


In a small pan sauté, over medium heat, until very lightly beige: garlic, butter and oil.

Whisk in the flour and briskly whisk in 1 1/2 cups skim milk, stirring constantly until thickened.  Set aside to cool.  Great base for pizza!

base of pizza: garlic sauce, 2 ounces leftover potato and 1 slice of cooked bacon

1 ounce asiago cheese, then one scrambled egg poured over the top

Bake at 400 for 10 minutes.  My lunch was on the light side protein wise, and I have to tell you that my blood sugar was starting to drop.  I should have reached for a piece of fruit, but I was like “I am just about to eat dinner.”  I took my pizza out – and it stuck.

I was able to salvage 3/4 of it, and decided to place it on top of my baking stone to try to crisp up the bottom, and upon removing it from the oven, it fell cheese side down on my cutting board.  I have to tell you that I came so close to throwing the f-ing thing in the garbage.  Yep, that’s how angry I get when my blood sugar is low!

But I took a deep breath – Hannah being in this situation with me more than once was like “Mom, mine tastes really good!”

I topped mine with a cup of chopped salad greens that were tossed with 1/2 tablespoon (0 points) of Newman's own light balsamic

And  pretended that 1/4 of it wasn’t missing:

Stats for Tuesday:

  • 28 points
  • 45 minute walk – 4 activity points earned
  • average blood sugar 92

Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win a case of Chobani yogurt – entries due Friday!

p.s.  Don’t forget to submit your yogurt recipes for BSI this week – entries due by Sunday!


38 thoughts on “Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake in a Jar

  1. LOVE the blueberry coffee cake in a jar!! It looks so pretty!!

    I’m all over that garlic sauce!

  2. Just starred this to make! Yum yum yum.

  3. Wow – yum! I’m saving this post – those look incredible!
    And we had breakfast for dinner yesterday, too. It’s my fav!

  4. Those breakfast jars are so adorable! I bet they taste fantastic… thanks for sharing!

  5. Angela has some amazing recipes! She made it to the end of Project Food Blog – I still can’t believe she didn’t win.
    I wish your photos were scratch and sniff!
    I’m thinking about making a light box – do you use one? There’s a good DIY on

  6. Blueberry coffee cake looks like a winner! I have all the ingredients right now to make them, except for the jars! So cute – I will have to do this. Any idea on the calories/serving?

    Sorry about the pizza frustration. Things like that really can set you off, I know. I had an incident with our coffee maker on Saturday (after I had hurt my ankle – I just wanted a damn cup of coffee, you know?!?) and I nearly threw the whole unit into the trash!

    Have a good day. 🙂

  7. I am SO making that cake in a jar!

  8. Your breakfast looks & sounds AMAZING!!!

  9. Wow everything looks amazing….but you had me at the bluberry thing in a jar.

  10. I’m so sorry about the pizza fiasco! I could totally picture you so frustrated you wanted to throw it out! It still looked good though 🙂

    Could you use frozen berries for the fresh in your breakfast jar?

  11. That breakfast in a jar will definitely get a try at my house because we both love blueberries!

    You know what’s funny? I’m not even diabetic but Mr. Helen says he can immediately tell when my blood sugar is low because he’s never seen anyone get so snappy and evil. Yep, he calls me evil. Hahahaha!

    Have a great day.

  12. that breakfast looks SO delicious! Fun idea

  13. MAN does that ever look good! Delicious and healthy, too. I need to be better about eating blueberries….they are super good for you, too. Yum!! Plus, I love any recipe in which you can eat out of the container you bake it in. I am lazy with dishes. 🙂

  14. coffee cake in a jar looks REALLY good

  15. Gosh, that blueberry streusel cake looks sooooo good.

  16. Oh my goodness, breakfast looks divine! I’m adding this to my list of things to make asap!

  17. Omgosh, that looks amazing!! It brings back memories from my husband’s deployment, I used to bake him cake in a jar and send a thing of frosting with it to him over in the desert 🙂

  18. DiningAndDishing

    I have GOT to try this breakfast!! I adoreee coffee cake. I also love a coffee flavored after it. I just know I’d love this too! 🙂

    – Beth @

  19. I’m drooling over breakfast right now – that looks so delicious!

  20. I am amking this! Next time I go to the grocery store I’m getting the stuff I need. Well, need to check the calories first, right? 🙂

    YUM. Again, your blog makes me hungry. It always does. 🙂

  21. i’m making that cake! but i’ll be adapting yet again!

  22. Love the blueberry cake in the jar. On my must try list!

  23. That brekkie looks totally awesome!

  24. oh that is crazy! i need to make that cake!

  25. That is a totally gorgeous breakfast- what a good idea!! I saw the original version on oh she glows and was drooling! Hahah- my first place and house hunters always cracks me up. Its funny how different everyones wants/needs are. Great dinner. Breakfast for dinner is just my absolute favorite

  26. Aw, poor Biz! You know I totally get what it’s like when you’re low. I get so mean! Dennis has learned to just leave me alone until I eat and my bs comes back up to normal b/c I lash out. Sucks. Those streusel coffee cakes in a jar look amazing! I bet they would keep a long time after putting the lids on, just like canning something. I need to make me some!

    • I knew you of all people Veronica would know exactly what I was talking about -not sure what low blood sugar has to do with making me a total bitch!

  27. is the streusel just too cool for school or what? Wow I wouldnt have tried this thinking the jars would crack but now that I know………..

  28. That streusel looks to-die for!
    Thanks for the plug Biz!

  29. Yum that breakfast looks so delicious! I love how it just slides right out of the jar! How cool. 🙂

    I agree about the HGTV. They always want the “hip” neighborhood too. I LOVE when the host takes them to the neighborhood they want and shows them an old fixer upper and it’s still like 3x their price range. haha So clueless!!

    So sorry about your pizza! I hate nights like that. I get really touchy when I’m hungry and could totally see myself throwing it out or bursting into tears.

  30. OMG! Breakfast looks so good! I’m just thinking of all of the combinations that you could do with this!

    I’m sorry that your pizza didn’t go as planned, but it sure does look good!

  31. Weighting For 50

    Wow Biz, today’s recipes look FANTASTIC!!! Sorry ’bout the pizza. GRRR!! (but the photos look great – if you hadn’t told us, we’d have thought you had a stellar dinner) Have a good day!!!

  32. Breakfast stuedel looks wonderful and making me hungry!
    About the pizza, I have two words -nonstick foil – it is my lifesaver and I use it for everything!!

  33. oh my lordy, that breakfast is to die for.

    And I’m hungary and it’s late…and I’ve got no calories left for the day…

    *woe is me*

    But it was fun reading anyway!

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