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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.



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"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

06/15/2010
Anonymous

I just popped these out of the muffin tins and they are superb! I filled my cups to just at the line and still had enough batter to fill a 12 cup mini muffin tin, as well (baked for half the time). The minis are adorable!

I did some substitutions: I used 1/3 cup applesauce and left out the oil, I used all whole wheat flour, I added 1/2 cup black walnut pieces to the batter with the dark chocolate chunks as well as chopping up another 1/2 cup to top the muffins with, and instead of using buttermilk I used lowfat buttermilk powder, and for the liquid I used whey I drained off some plain, nonfat yogurt. I like to drain it to make the yogurt thicker and the liquid is great in baked goods such as this. My kiddo swooned at first bite, this is a keeper!

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06/13/2010
Anonymous

My family loves these muffins (I am actually making them again today)! I substitute whole wheat flour for all the flour detailed on the ingredients list. They freeze and thaw well, too.

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06/08/2010
Anonymous

These muffins are fabulous! My husband is happy to eat them for dessert!

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06/07/2010
Anonymous

Substituted applesauce for the Canola oil and omitted the chocolate chips,added falx seeds.Great start in the AM or as a dessert after dinner

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06/04/2010
Anonymous

These muffins are great and easy to make. While the bran flavor is noticeable the sweetness and moistness more than make up for it, making these muffins a hit with even picky eaters. I did add a little more banana than suggested which I would recommend as when using only a cup the banana flavor is too subtle. The chocolate chips make it seem like an indulgence when these muffins are actually a healthy meal. On my next batch I think I may add a little unsweetened flaked cocunut to the mix.

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