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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...

83 Reviews for Banana-Bran Muffins

08/27/2012
Delicious, healthy banana muffins

Love these banana muffins. Very easy to throw together and the result is both moist and tasty. Olive oil worked well in this and I skipped the cinnamon just because I wasn't in the mood for it. I like the use of vanilla and buttermilk; I suspect buttermilk is the key to the moistness in the absence of a ton of oil. Threw in about 1/3 c chocolate chips to entice my husband and son. This adds about 30 calories per muffin from sugar and fat but I figure it's worth it if it gets them to take in the fiber, potassium, and protein.

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08/03/2012
Anonymous

Why would someone put pumpkin in this amazing recipe and then consider they are still making this recipe?!!
It isn't fair to change verything in a recipe and then leave a commnet.
Better to say...I made this new recipe...it's awesome, or, it's gross!!

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Anonymous wrote 2 years 16 weeks ago

So true.

So true.

08/03/2012
Anonymous

Why would someone put pumpkin in this amazing recipe and then consider they are still making this recipe?!!
It isn't fair to change verything in a recipe and then leave a commnet.
Better to say...I made this new recipe...it's awesome, or, it's gross!!

Comments
08/03/2012
Anonymous

Why would someone put pumpkin in this amazing recipe and then consider they are still making this recipe?!!
It isn't fair to change verything in a recipe and then leave a commnet.
Better to say...I made this new recipe...it's awesome, or, it's gross!!

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07/03/2012
Anonymous
Perfect as written...

I do not know why everyone changes the recipe and then comments on it....I did not change a thing and they came out exactly like a perfect muffin....light, just sweet enough, wonderful crumb, good banana flavor and held together well for that pat of butter. I did not use the chocolate chips that were optional as the nuts were the better complement to a healthy muffin. All muffin recipes can take substitutions in stride...that is the beauty of muffins....but this basic recipe is great. I keep banana slices in the freezer, chop them coarsely and combine in the wet ingredients... muffins ready in minutes.

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