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...

81 Reviews for Banana-Bran Muffins

Easy and Delicious

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 thrifty use of overly ripe bananas, easy, delicious when fresh and hot
Easy, (Relatively) healthy and absolutely delicious

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.

Ingredients all easily available, kept well in fridge, freeze well
My Go-To Recipe

I LOVE these muffins. They're an easy, delicious, and healthy option for breakfast (or to cure my sweet tooth). I look forward to using some of the suggestions to make it even healthier. Here's my question: Do the nutrition facts listed include the nuts or chocolate chips? Or is it just for the plain muffin? I've been dying to figure this out! Thanks!

Easy, delicious
Best banana muffins yet

reducesyet reduces oil by half and replaced with applesauce. Followed other reviews and reduced sugar to half a cup. Added peanut butter chips along with chocolate chips. These are the best muffins yet

So Easy and Filling

I've just made my first batch of these muffins. I made a couple small changes to make them more healthy: I substituted organic unsweetened apple sauce for oil (1/4c), I then cut the brown sugar down to 2/4 brown sugar and then instead of chocolate chip or almonds I chopped up a third banana all thin and put them on the tops of the muffins. I also used Quaker's Wheat Bran because that was all I could find at CO-OP. They are fantastic and will definitely be added to my breakfast rotation! To freeze I wrapped each one individually in cling-wrap and then put them in zip-lock bags. Enjoy this fantastic recipe!

Very quick
Comments (1)


Anonymous wrote 2 years 18 weeks ago

Really??? 2/4 cup of

Really??? 2/4 cup of sugar???? Where did you go to school?

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