Banana-Bran Muffins Recipe

Looking for an easy Banana-Bran Muffins recipe? Learn how to make Banana-Bran Muffins using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by mommajaye55

Makes 12 servings



By the end of the week, any bananas left in the fruit bowl are past their prime?just right for these moist bran muffins. Add a handful of dark chocolate chips to entice children to enjoy a fiber-rich treat.

Recipe Ingredients for Banana-Bran Muffins

2 large eggs
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1 cup ripe bananas, (2 medium)
1 cup buttermilk,
1 cup wheat bran,
1/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup whole-wheat flour
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips, (optional)
1/3 cup chopped walnuts, (optional)

Recipe Directions for Banana-Bran Muffins

  1. 1 cup mashed ripe bananas, (2 medium)

  2. 1 cup buttermilk, (see Ingredient notes)

  3. 1 cup unprocessed wheat bran, (see Ingredient notes)

  4. Preheat oven to 400F. Coat 12 muffin cups with cooking spray.

  5. Whisk eggs and brown sugar in a medium bowl until smooth. Whisk in bananas, buttermilk, wheat bran, oil and vanilla.

  6. Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the dry ingredients; add the wet ingredients and stir with a rubber spatula until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips, if using. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin cups (they?ll be quite full). Sprinkle with walnuts, if using.

  7. Bake the muffins until the tops are golden brown and spring back when touched lightly, 15 to 25 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Loosen edges and turn muffins out onto a wire rack to cool slightly before serving.

  8. Tips & Notes

  9. Ingredient Notes: You can use buttermilk powder in place of fresh buttermilk. Or make ?sour milk?: mix 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar to 1 cup milk.

  10. Unprocessed wheat bran is the outer layer of the wheat kernel, removed during milling. Also known as miller's bran, it can be found in the baking section. Do not substitute bran cereal in this recipe.

Categories

Breakfast

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 88.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
91
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.1g
16%
Saturated Fat
2.3g
11%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
38mg
13%
Sodium
145mg
6%
Potassium
283mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
33.8g
11%
Dietary Fiber
3.4g
14%
Sugars
14.2g
Protein
5.9g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 9% Iron 11%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • High in manganese
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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