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Bran Banana Muffins

 Bran Banana Muffins
Several years ago I experimented with a banana muffin recipe by adding bran cereal. I loved the results and have been making this flavorful version ever since. Try replacing the chocolate chips and nuts with chopped dates for a delicious change of pace. -Alyce Wyman, Pembina, North Dakota
24 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups raisin bran
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add
  • the eggs, bananas and buttermilk. Combine the flour, baking soda and
  • salt; stir into creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in the
  • cereal, chocolate chips and pecans.
  • Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at
  • 350° for 23-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve
  • warm. Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 199 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 238 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.