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Triple B Health Muffins

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 to 25 minutes
  • Makes: 12 muffins (1 per serving)

12-cup muffin tin, lightly greased or lined with paper cups These healthy muffins are a great source of dietary fibre and a good choice for breakfast or a mid-morning snack. Learn more about fibre

Ingredients

1 cup  whole wheat flour 250 mL
1 cup   wheat bran or oat bran 250 mL
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberrie 250 mL
1 tsp baking soda 5 mL
1 tsp baking powder 5 mL
2 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup/250 mL) 2
egg, lightly beaten 1
1/2 cup  granulated sugar 125 mL
1/2 cup milk   125 mL
1/4 cup vegetable oil   50 mL
1 tsp vanilla 5 mL

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, wheat bran, blueberries, baking soda and baking powder.
  2. In a large bowl, combine bananas, egg, sugar, milk, oil and vanilla.  Fold in flour mixture until just combined.
  3. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups, filling each two-thirds full.
  4. Bake in preheated oven 400º F (200° C) for 20 to 25 minutes until tops are firm to the touch and a tester inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.  Let cool in tin for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrients per Serving

Calories 152
Carbohydrate 25.6 g
Fat 5.6 g
Fibre 3.9 g
Protein 3.3 g
Sodium 141 mg

From Chuey P., Campbell E., Waisman M.S.: Dietitians of Canada. Simply Great Food. Toronto, Ontario; Robert Rose Inc. 2007