Banana Bran Muffins


prep 0:15       total 0:45


6 to 12 servings



1 cup wheat bran
1 cup mashed bananas
3/4 cup 2 plus tbsp. milk (I use skim)
1/4 to 1/2 cup brown sugar, depending on how sweet you like your muffins.
1/4 cup oil (canola is best)
1 egg or
1/4 cup egg substitute
1-1/2 cup flour (I use whole wheat)
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)


In a large bowl combine bran, mashed banana, and milk, stirring well. Let stand 5 minutes then add brown sugar, oil, and egg and mix well. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and nuts if using. Stir into the bran mixture until just combined. Spoon into greased or paper lined muffin tins. Bake at 375°F for 20 to 30 minutes. If you make 12 muffins bake for about 20 minutes. I made 6 giant muffins and baked for 30 minutes.

Author's Comments

I like to put bran in my muffin recipes and had very ripe bananas and couldn't find the recipe I needed on zaar. This is from Very healthy. You can add a couple tablespoons flax meal for extra nutrition.

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1 Recipe Reviews


katers reviewed Banana Bran Muffins on August 7, 2006

Absolutely wonderful recipe! A hit with several coworkers. I also tried substituting fresh blueberries in place of bananas. Works very well BUT you will need to add more brown sugar. I made them with 1 cup of brown sugar. 3/4 cup will work also.