Healthy Recipe: For Grandma and Grandpa–Lo’s Blueberry Coffee Cake

(Chicago) – For the “older Americans” amongst us we have a healthy recipe geared for “senior gastronomy”: Lo’s Blueberry Coffee Cake.

Thanks to the California Department of Health Services, this healthy recipe offers seniors a major snack on a minor budget–only .29¢ per serving for 8 servings. If you’re grandchildren are behaving, you can offer them a slice, too. It’s healthy and low cal.

Here’s what you need to know:


1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg
1⁄2 cup nonfat milk
1⁄2 cup yogurt, nonfat vanilla
3 tablespoons canola oil
2 teaspoons lemon peel (grated, yellow only)
2 cups flour
1⁄2 cup sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1 1⁄2 cup fresh (or frozen unsweetened) blueberries
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons walnuts (coarsely chopped)

Lo’s Blueberry Coffee Cake


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Position rack in the center of the oven.

2. In a large bowl whisk together the egg, milk, yogurt, oil and lemon peel.

3. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt onto the liquid ingredients. Using a fork, stir very lightly, just until ingredients are combined.

4. Gently fold in the blueberries. Pour the batter into an 8- or 9-inch baking pan coated with nonstick spray.

5. In a small bowl combine the topping ingredients. Sprinkle evenly over the cake batter.

6. Bake a 400 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until the top is lightly browned and a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

7. Allow the cake to cool in the baking pan on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes.

8. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Per recipe: $2.35
Per serving: $0.29


California Department of Health Services, California’s Chefs Cook Lean
California Project LEAN


When tightly wrapped in plastic wrap, this coffee cake will keep for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator. It also freezes very well.

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Lo’s Blueberry Coffee Cake

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