Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake in a Jar

by Heather on January 17, 2011

Breakfast.  The most important meal of the day.  Doesn’t mean it has to be boring; doesn’t mean it can’t be delicious.  And if you happened to read Jessica’s or Maria’s post this morning, you’ll see that I’m not mistaken here.


That rarely happens anyway…just ask me.

This morning’s breakfast was inspired by Angela’s  Apple Streusel Cake in a Jar that she posted a while back, and I have to say I’ve been a little obsessed with making it since then.  However, I’m not vegan, nor do I pretend to be.  I made the vegan version, and honestly couldn’t tell a difference in flavor, but I so rarely have butternut squash puree on hand, and it’s so much easier to crack an egg egg rather than mix up the flax version.

All that being said, I decided to take my chances with a non-vegan version this morning, and it most definitely did NOT disappoint!  Let’s get serious though…anything that looks this good raw has to be good, right?

The biggest change I would make is that these need to be baked a full 15 minutes longer than what is said on the original recipe.  Otherwise, it’s great!  And I love how soft and gooey the blueberries get when they’re baked in like this.  Kind of makes Monday mornings worth getting up for.


Kind of.


Recipe by Angela at Oh She Glows with modifications by yours truly

  • 1/2 cup + 1/8th cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup blueberries, washed and dried
  • Streusel for layering: 2 tbsp brown sugar, 2 tbsp flour, 1 tbsp butter (room temperature), 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350.  Take 3-4 sterilized 8-oz Mason jars and place them on a cookie sheet.  Spray with nonstick spray.  In a bowl combine the sugar, egg, yogurt, milk, melted butter, and vanilla.  Sift in the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Stir til just combined.  In a smaller bowl, mash together the streusel ingredients.  In each jar spoon in 3 Tbsp of the batter, a sprinkling of blueberries, 1/2 Tbsp 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 cleanly.  Make sure to let the jars rest for 30 minutes before handling, and let cool completely before screwing the lid on.

Now I’m just wondering why on earth I didn’t put some vanilla ice cream on top.  Not that it’s necessary, but it would really just round out the flavors even more.


Good thing I made 3!

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1 Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life January 17, 2011



2 Alicia January 17, 2011

yum! looks good!


3 cleaneatingchelsey January 17, 2011

Those look amazing! I love blueberries – I can’t wait for them to be in season again!


4 Estela @ Weekly Bite January 17, 2011

I LOVE the idea of cake in a jar! Its a genius idea!

This looks amazing :)


5 Bethany @Bridezilla Bakes January 17, 2011

Too cute! I also have been intrigued by the streusel in a jar idea — your take looks awesome!


6 KeepItSweet January 17, 2011

I love having the individual desserts in a jar! These look so delicious!


7 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 17, 2011

Oh my gosh, those are stunning!!! Go girl!!


8 Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 17, 2011

omg-these look amazing!!!! I love, love, LOVE streusel! Even had coffee cake as my birthday cake one year, just because the streusel was so tasty :D


9 Katie @ Healthy Heddleston January 17, 2011

Ohh that’s so cool! What an innovative idea!


10 Maria January 17, 2011

Oh my these look good! So fun!


11 Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum January 17, 2011

I love it!! I have never seen anything baked in a jar like that before. What a beautiful photo of the 3 jars. :)


12 Jessica @ How Sweet January 17, 2011

OMG these look amazing!


13 Lisa @ Dishes of Mrs. Fish January 17, 2011

These look amazing! The perfect cure for those “case of the Mondays.”


14 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun January 17, 2011

Coffee cake is one of my favorite special/sweet breakfasts. And blueberries are always a win.


15 Katelyn January 17, 2011

Yum! Good thing I am LOADED with blueberries and love coffee cake:)


16 Kristina @ life as kristina January 17, 2011

WOAH! are you serious with those bad boys?! They look amazing!


17 Dorry January 17, 2011

I love recipes that make individual servings like this – they are so cute! And I’m sure dee-lish. Happy Monday to you!


18 Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! January 17, 2011

Woah those look rediculously good! Those would be perfect to serve at a brunch or a bridal shower. (I’m a bridesmaid in a wedding, so I have weddings on the brain!)


19 Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty January 17, 2011

oh wow… I remember seeing these now, but I was crazy busy at the time… I might just ahve to make this ASAP!! :)


20 janetha January 17, 2011

cute AND delicious? sign me up. now.


21 Natalia - a side of simple January 17, 2011

So how about you come on over for breakfast…any time is good for me :)


22 Window On The Prairie January 17, 2011

Hmmmm….never thought about baking something in a canning jar. Will keep it in mind. My husband loves blueberries so I’ll make this for him.


23 snackgirlgoeshealthy January 17, 2011

THAT looks freaking amazing!!!!!


24 What Kate Ate January 17, 2011

I think things that look cute just taste better.


25 NuM NuM January 17, 2011

those look fabulous. Thanks for the friend request


26 Shanna, like Banana January 17, 2011

Holy bologna…this looks so freaking fantastic. I love coffee but never make it. This is a great twist. Thanks for (re) sharing!


27 biz319 January 17, 2011

Yes please! Holy shit that looks good – and I normally don’t like sweet things for breakfast – I need to find out how many WW points this is – it may be my breakfast tomorrow! :D


28 Maria @ Oh Healthy Day January 17, 2011

Wow. Those look to die for.

I’m so this comment has nothing else to say but that. I cannot help it. Drooling.


29 Baking Serendipity January 17, 2011

This looks fantastic! I’ve never had a breakfast like this before. Bookmarking it to make soon! Thank you :)


30 Judith Ayers January 17, 2011

Look scrumptous!! Maybe using a 2 cup jar would work better and then it could bake longer and would not drip over the side.
I’d like to try the butternut squash one as I’m a fan of it. Monday is tough no matter what’s waiting in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing.


31 theamazonprincess January 17, 2011

Hey Heather! I just discovered your blog. That looks……AMAZING. I’m a simple breakfast person, usually an apple and AB before I head to class in the a.m., but I seriously might have to get up early one morning and make those beauties. (I’m all in for the vanilla ice cream too) haha. I look forward to reading your blog more! :)


32 teachwritecook January 17, 2011

This looks delicious!! I love blueberries and coffee cake, so it’s the perfect combination… Perfect for the snow day I’m hoping for tomorrow!


33 Sophia @ Raven Waves January 17, 2011

This is a really cool recipe! Looks like it little muffins trying to escape out of the jar and into your mouth lol :)


34 Megan January 18, 2011

Between you, Jessica, and Maria, your killing me here. I just want to try it all! These are the coolest!


35 cappy January 21, 2011

So interesting. I would have never thought of doing that but they are so pretty to the eye. Would be so fun for party.


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