Energy Boosting Muffins

Makes 12 muffins

Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 18 min

With a hint of cinnamon and a burst of sweetness from raisins, these wholesome and moist muffins are a nourishing way to start your day.


1/4 cup canola oil 60 mL
2/3 cup packed brown sugar 150 mL
very ripe banana, mashed
zucchini, grated (about 250 mL/1 cup)
1 tsp ground cinnamon 5 mL
1/2 cup 0% fat plain Greek yogurt 125 mL
1 tsp vanilla extract 5 mL
1 cup all purpose flour with added bran or all purpose flour 250 mL
3/4 cup wheat bran 175 mL
1/4 cup wheat germ 60 mL
1 tsp baking powder 5 mL
1/2 tsp baking soda 2 mL
1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries or dried blueberries 125 mL


Step 1
In a large bowl, whisk together oil, sugar and egg. Add banana, zucchini and cinnamon; stir in yogurt and vanilla.

Step 2
In another bowl, whisk together flour, wheat bran and germ, baking powder and soda. Add flour mixture to banana mixture and stir until just moistened. Stir in raisins.

Step 3
Divide among lightly sprayed or paper lined muffin tins. Bake in preheated 200°C (400°F) oven for about 18 minutes or until light golden and firm to the touch. Let cool slightly before enjoying.


What kid doesn’t like making muffins? Little chefs can mash the banana, while older kids can grate the zucchini and scoop batter into the muffin cups.
Add a little crunch. Stir in 60 mL (1/4 cup) chopped, toasted walnuts into the batter.
Keep a stash of these muffins in the freezer for a perfect handy snack when you’re on the go. Allow muffins to cool completely. Wrap each muffin separately or place in a plastic freezer bag for up to 2 weeks. Warm in a microwave to enjoy another day.

Nutrition & Notes

Nutrition Information
Valeur nutritive
per 1 muffin
% Daily Value
% valeur quotidienne
Calories / Calories 185
Fat / Lipides 6 g
Saturated / saturés 1 g
+ Trans / trans
Cholesterol / Cholestérol 16
Sodium / Sodium 84 mg
Carbohydrates / Glucides 32 g
Fiber / Fibres 4 g
Sugars / Sucres 17 g
Protein Protéines 4 g
Vitamin A / Vitamine A
Vitamin C / Vitamine C
Calcium / Calcium
Iron / Fer