Banana Muffins Two Ways

Makes 12 muffins

Preparation Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 20 min

2011 Kids Recipe Challenge winning recipe: Honourable mention


1 cup all purpose flour with added bran 250 mL
¾ cup whole wheat flour 175 mL
2 tsp baking powder 10 mL
pinch salt pinch
2 cups mashed ripe bananas 500 mL
1 tsp baking soda 5 mL
½ cup low fat yogurt 125 mL
¼ cup canola oil 50 mL
egg white
½ cup packed brown sugar 125 mL
2 tsp vanilla 10 mL
¼ cup mini chocolate chips 50 mL
Adding a little bit of chocolate to these muffins adds a little treat element to them without going overboard. Kids can grab a muffin on the go or enjoy it with a glass of milk after school. 


Step 1
Preheat oven to 400 °F (200 °C)

Step 2
In large bowl, whisk together both flours, baking powder and salt; set aside.

Step 3
In another bowl stir together bananas and baking soda; set aside.

Step 4
In a third bowl, whisk together yogurt, oil, eggs, sugar and vanilla until combined. Stir into banana mixture. Pour over flour mixture and stir until just moistened.

Step 5
Using a large ice cream scoop, scoop batter into 6 paper lined or greased muffin cups.

Step 6
Stir chocolate chips into remaining batter and scoop into last 6 muffin cups.

Step 7
Bake for about 20 minutes or until muffins spring back when lightly touched.


Make your own flour with added bran for this recipe by using 175 mL (¾ cup) whole wheat flour and 60 mL (¼ cup) natural wheat bran mixed together.  
To purchase flour with added bran, look for “Nutri Blend” flour with added bran on grocery store shelves. 

Nutrition & Notes

Nutrition Information
Valeur nutritive
per 1 muffin
% Daily Value
% valeur quotidienne
Calories / Calories 205
Fat / Lipides 7 g
Saturated / saturés
+ Trans / trans
Cholesterol / Cholestérol
Sodium / Sodium 201 mg
Carbohydrates / Glucides 34 g
Fiber / Fibres 3 g
Sugars / Sucres
Protein Protéines 5 g
Vitamin A / Vitamine A
Vitamin C / Vitamine C
Calcium / Calcium
Iron / Fer
Elisha, from Thornhill, loves the smell of these muffins as they are baking.  They are delicious with or without the chocolate.