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Figgy Walnut Muffins

Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez
Active time 15 mins
Total time 40 mins
Yield

Serves 12 (serving size: 1 muffin)

Wheat bran and yogurt bump up the protein and fiber so you'll stay fueled. Mashed banana adds moisture and sweetness without noticeable banana flavor, while browned butter lends nutty depth.  

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces whole-wheat flour (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup wheat bran
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 medium ripe banana, mashed (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup sliced dried figs
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 187
  • fat 6.3 g
  • satfat 1.9 g
  • monofat 1 g
  • polyfat 2.7 g
  • protein 5 g
  • carbohydrate 31 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 22 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 243 mg
  • calcium 96 mg
  • sugars 17 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 9 g

How to Make It

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, wheat bran, and next 3 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk.
  3. Melt butter in a small skillet over medium; cook 90 seconds or until browned and fragrant, swirling pan frequently. Combine butter, yogurt, sugar, vanilla, banana, and egg in a bowl. Add yogurt mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Add figs, walnuts, and cinnamon to muffin batter. Divide batter evenly among 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375 degrees F for 22 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on a wire rack.