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...

83 Reviews for Banana-Bran Muffins

Excellent 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.

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

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