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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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"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...

79 Reviews for Banana-Bran Muffins

09/28/2009
Anonymous

I love these muffins and always make them with the chocolate chips. Today I tried substituting pumpkin for the banana since I can't find a good pumpkin muffin recipe. I also increased the cinnamon and added ginger, allspice, and nutmeg. The result is very good. I might try again with pumpkin and add some nuts or raisins.

Jill, Orlando, FL

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09/28/2009
Anonymous

These are outstanding! My 4 year old requests these often, but I usually cut down the sugar (and sometimes use a little Splenda). By using mini choc chips you can get away with using less and nobody will notice the difference. Great texture, moist. I don't like banana nut bread, but these are great!

B, OR

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09/28/2009
Anonymous

I really liked these. I didn't have buttermilk so I subbed lowfat yogurt and they were good. I like the bran flavor and the subtlety of the banana.

Robin, Long Beach, CA

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09/28/2009
Anonymous

I've been searching for a healthier banana-muffin recipe. This fits the bill, but I don't like them much. They taste healthy--& I don't mean that in a good way. However, my young daughter adores them and takes them to school nearly every day. (I freeze them, & take one out the night before.) They have very minimal banana flavor, so I add an extra one, which helps. I also think they would be much improved by the chips (which I've never used) and nuts (I can't send anything with nuts to school).

Just OK, but my daughter loves them

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09/28/2009
Anonymous

Is the Nutritional Information with or without the chocolate chips?

Anonymous, Las Vegas, NV

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