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Healthy breakfast muffin recipe made with Butter Pecan Ensure® Regular

Apple Pecan Muffins Recipe

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  • Image of Stephanie Jamain, a registered dietician at Abbott Nutrition
  • By the taste of these healthy muffins, you will not believe that they have 4 grams of fibre and less than a quarter of the calories and fat of a typical store-bought muffin.

    Stephanie Jamain, RD, Dietitian at Abbott Nutrition

  • This


    Respects a lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet

  • This recipe takes this much time to prepare Ready in 50 minutes
  • This recipe makes several servings or portions Makes 15 muffins


  • 375 mL (1 ½ cups) Butter Pecan Ensure® Regular
  • 250 mL (1 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 7 mL (1 ½ tsp) baking powder
  • 2 mL (½ tsp) baking soda
  • 2 mL (½ tsp) ground cinnamon
  • 500 mL (2 cups) bran cereal
  • 80 mL (⅓ cup) brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 250 mL (1 cup) apples, peeled and chopped
  • 125 mL (½ cup) unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg

How to make

  • Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F).
  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Make a well in the centre.
  • In another bowl, stir together bran cereal, Ensure® Regular, and sugar.
  • Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in chopped apples, applesauce, and egg.
  • Add to flour mixture. Stir until moistened.
  • Spray muffin pans with cooking spray or line with paper baking cups. Fill  ⅔ full.
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Nutrition facts

Serving size: 1 muffin
  • Calories
  • 110
  • Fat
  • 1.5 g
  • Sodium
  • 160 mg
  • Carbohydrate
  • 24 g
  • Dietary fibre
  • 4 g
  • Protein
  • 3 g
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  • Tip

  • Replace the applesauce by a mashed banana for a banana version.

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* From a survey of 1,038 independent-living adults aged 50+ who added 1 serving of Ensure® Protein Max 30 g per day for at least 5 days over a 2-week period, compared to control group (p<0.0001).

Canadian formulation is similar to the one used in the survey. Applies to Chocolate and Vanilla flavours.

† Compared to one serving (235 mL) of Ensure® Regular.
‡ Per 330-mL serving.

§ Brand of oral nutritional supplements.

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