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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

09/13/2010

These are wonderful! With a bowl of fresh fruit, it's a perfect breakfast! This recipe is a definitely a do again!

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09/10/2010
Anonymous

I LOVE these muffins. I make them all the time. I eat one a day with breakfast (and freeze them so they stay fresh for a couple weeks). To me they taste delicious (I just started eating healthy and the bran doesn't bother me at all!) I add 5oz of chopped walnuts to the batter to get more healthy fat in my diet!

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08/29/2010

I really like these muffins, but I do think they need an extra something to balance the bran flavor. If you like a more earthy taste, than I think these are fine the way they are. But, personally, I prefer a stronger fruit flavor, so I add a little more banana, cinnamon, and a pinch of nutmeg. I have made these quite a few times, and I think they are a great base to toy with. I definitely think the chocolate kicks these babies up a notch. I've also tried it with Nutella (YUM!) by filling the cupcake cups half way with batter, piping a layer of Nutella, and then pouring more batter until the cup is full. I really like that version. I am making them again this weekend, but I'm going to try substituting the pumpkin for the banana. Overall, I think these are a great, fast, healthy breakfast, but don't be discouraged if they don't win you over the first time around. Play with the flavors a little bit, because the convenience of such a quick, health-conscience breakfast, makes it worth the effort.

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08/21/2010

Love these muffins. They make the perfect breakfast on the run. Especially for my husband who refuses to get up with enough time to have breakfast. I just freeze them then defrost the morning of so we have breakfast on the go. They are just the right combination of sweet and soft/moist muffins! Will make over and over again.

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08/16/2010
Anonymous

Delicious muffins - I omitted the chocolate chips and my wife and I love them. The texture is wonderful, moist and chewy.

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