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...

79 Reviews for Banana-Bran Muffins

Great Recipe

I tripped the recipe, not adding the optional ingredients, and substituting the brown sugar for brown sugar blend Splenda (you use half amount) and a bit more cinnamon. Turned out great, and my diabetic husband loves them.. And so do I!!
(PS I normally can't handle the taste of Splenda but you honestly can't tell that I used it in this recipe)

Healthy, Moist,Delicious
1 Dozen
Completely yummy

I didn't make ANY changes except to leave out the optional chocolate chips. Oh, yes, I only made half and it halved very well. Being on my own I didn't want to make the whole batch just in case I didn't fancy them. The next time I'll make the whole thing!

Easy, yummy, the right size, recipe halves well
Actually really good

Didn't have any wholemeal flour so just used plain, but added lots of bran and walnuts which gave it great texture and fibre content. Never thought to add cinnamon to banana muffins before, but I love it.

Moist, textured, flavourful and healthy
Delish and versitile!

I love this recipe and how easy it is to modify. And the muffins are HUGE! I will often get 2 dozen smaller muffins instead of the dozen large ones. They make great after school snacks like that. Also, great with cranberries!


Love these muffins! Used what I had on hand so substituted one of the eggs for flax seed, coconut oil in place of canola oil and almond milk with lemon juice for the "sour milk" in place of buttermilk. They are delish! Great snack for the whole family. My toddler will eat an entire muffin.


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