Banana-Bran Muffins

Winter 2004, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008), The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

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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.

"I changed this recipe up a bit, in order to use up some canned pumpkin in my fridge. I doubled the recipe using three eggs, 2 cups of pumpkin, 1/3 cup oil, 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, 1/2 chopped dates and about 1/4 cup crushed flax...

80 Reviews for Banana-Bran Muffins


I've made these twice now and they turned out even better the second time. I was able to get nice tall tops. The insides are very moist. I used the choc chips and they taste just like chocolate banana bread. Freeze very nicely. I pop one out on the weekend for a breakfast treat! Will definitely make this recipe again and again!


Here is a tip that helps my muffins to be "taller": Only spray the bottom of the muffin cups with cooking spray, not the sides. When cooking spray is on the sides of the muffin, it affects how the muffin rises while it is baking and the tops do not look as nice :)


I reduced the brown sugar a tad, but otherwise made these as written, and they turned out great--muffin tops included! Even reducing the sugar these were plenty sweet. Could maybe even go down to 1/2 cup in my opinion.


Didn't try yet but wondering if I can use rolled oats instead of unprocessed wheat???


Great basic recipe

Yummy, but I too have problems getting that beautiful tall muffin. I have also used this recipe as a base and played around with the ingredients adding oatmeal and flax seed meal in place of some of the flours, and reduced the brown sugar and added honey. My twins love them with and without the chocolate chips, but definitely prefer with! For those that consider this recipe full of insulin boosting carbs, please go eat your scrambled egg white and feel assured about what you're eating. For those of us that are healthy and fit, but also love food and cooking, we'll eat our whole grains, fruits (gasp) and veggies, yes, even carrots, and we'll be assured we're not only living a healthy life style but enjoying the wonders of great food.


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