I made these with wholemeal self raising flour instead of putting in the baking soda and baking powder. I used coconut crunch instead of bran and coconut oil instead of canola. I also put in a couple of teaspoons of almond butter instead of the walnuts (my partner doesn't like walnuts and I'm not a huge fan of whole nuts in muffins). they turned out delicious. I mixed some cocao nibs into half the batter for a healthier alternative to chocolate chips. I will definitely be making these again!
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.
79 Reviews for Banana-Bran Muffins
Very easy recipe and delicious. I wouldn't change a thing!! I chop up a dark choc bar for a delicious surprise!
I LOVE this recipe! As a diabetic, I sub the brown sugar with 1/2 Whey low gold, which a brown sugar substitute I buy online, and regular Splenda, and I also use half of the white flour and sub the other half with whole oat flor, adding another 1/2 tsp of baking soda helps to make muffins rise despite the heavier flour sub. Now my granddaughter is running on her high-school cross country team and I am adding a bit of protein prouder to the mix for her! She shares them with her team mates and they all love them! to keep them moist, I add an extra 1/4 cup of banana and 1 T. of molasses.
These muffins are delicious when fresh and hot, and they're almost as good reheated in the microwave. They freeze well, too. I sometimes substitute hazelnut meal for part of the all-purpose flour, and they still rise nicely. The only time this recipe failed me was when I poured all the batter into a single, standard-size loaf pan instead of muffin cups. It was starting to burn on top when it was still not done in the center. (This batter might work for mini-loaves, though.)
A five star recipe for the family. DH, who is very fussy, despite what he might believe of himself, ate two of these straight from the oven. As others have said, the recipe is very adjustable to suit whatever ingredients you might have on hand. For me, lack of buttermilk was easily rectified with plain milk and a spoonful of yoghurt or sour cream. First time I had no cinnamon, so added extra vanilla and they were superb.