Be sure to splurge on freshly shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano for these muffins because the flavor is superior. Serve any leftover muffins with soup or a salad for a light lunch.

CALORIES 176(30% from fat); FAT 5.9g (sat 1.9g,mono 2.6g,poly 1.1g); PROTEIN 7g; CHOLESTEROL 24mg; CALCIUM 191mg; SODIUM 379mg; FIBER 0.7g; IRON 1.3mg; CARBOHYDRATE 23.5g

ready in about 35 minutes; serves 15
You might need to buy:
  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1% low-fat milk
  • canola oil
  • large egg
  • Cooking spray
Whole wheat flour and oatmeal offer whole grains. The prudent amount of walnuts adds fiber, vitamin E, and unsaturated fats. The English walnuts (the most common variety in supermarkets) provide nearly 20 percent of an adequate daily intake of heart-healthy omega-3 fats per serving. CALORIES 241(30% from fat); FAT 8.1g (sat 1.9g,mono 3.1g,poly 2.5g); PROTEIN 4.6g; CHOLESTEROL 23mg; CALCIUM 89mg; SODIUM 164mg; FIBER 2.1g; IRON 1.8mg; CARBOHYDRATE 38.9g
ready in about 45 minutes; serves 12
You might need to buy:
  • packed brown sugar
  • baking powder
  • ground cinnamon
  • salt
  • 1% low-fat milk
  • canola oil
  • vanilla extract
  • large egg
  • Streusel:
  • regular oats
  • brown sugar
  • ground cinnamon
serves 30
You might need to buy:
  • dark chocolate
  • vanilla sugar
  • pecans

Nutrition Facts
Per serving: 119 calories; 1g fat; 2.5g protein; 27g carbohydrates; 10g sugars; 133mg sodium; 3g fiber; 35mg magnesium

serves 12
You might need to buy:
  • applesauce
  • baking powder
  • whole-wheat pastry flour
  • honey
  • milk or soymilk
ready in about 35 minutes; serves 12
You might need to buy:
  • flour
  • whole-wheat flour
  • miller's bran
  • baking powder
  • tps salt
  • ground cloves
  • sugar
  • large eggs
  • vanilla
  • milk
  • raisins
  • chopped walnuts
  • coarsely grated zucchini

I like using Green & Black’s white chocolate. Makes approx. 8-10 muffins.

ready in about 25 minutes; serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • baking powder
  • egg
  • vanilla extract
  • banana
  • white chocolate
You might need to buy:
  • large egg
  • chopped pecans
  • sweetened flaked coconut

These make a great breakfast or after-school snack and are a great way to use up those bananas that have gotten a bit too ripe. Remember, if you have overripe bananas and don’t have time to bake, you can just pop them in the freezer, skins on or off. If you take the skins off, just freeze them in groups of three so you can easily pull out what you need for one batch of muffins.

You might need to buy:
  • eggs
  • chopped walnuts
  • grated coconut
You might need to buy:
  • dry oatmeal
  • medium egg
  • brown or white sugar
serves 6
You might need to buy:
  • large lemon
  • sugar -divided into 1/4 cup and 3/4 cup
  • large eggs
  • plain yogurt
  • Glaze
  • fresh lemon juice