Making this delightfully different twist on traditional banana bread is fun. It tastes excellent spread with cream cheese or butter. When I take this bread to bake sales, it really goes fast. I also make it in small loaf pan to give as gifts. I discovered the recipe in 1955 and have been making it since.
—Betty Hull, Stoughton, Wisconsin
I combined a favorite yellow cake recipe with a muffin recipe to come up with this light, sweet muffin when we first opened the restaurant in 1980. At that time, we were the only ones int he area who served muffins. Now many restaurants feature homemade muffins, but somehow my blueberry variety has always remained a favorite with our guests.—Bonnie Ebenhoeh, Heritage House, Chesaning, Michigan
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan's Geraldine Grisdale showcases her state's fine peach crop in these novel muffins. "They make pretty individual servings for breakfast, a snack or even dessert," comments Geraldine.
I teach quick-bread making for 4-H, and I'm always on the lookout for good new recipes. My sister-in-law shared this recipe with me for a slightly different kind of muffin. With apples and coconut, they are moist, chewy and tasty.
-Gloria Kaufmann, Orrville, Ohio
Peggy Reed of Vergennes, Vermont says her granddaughter Kelsey has always loved cooking. At age 4, Kelsey entered Bran Muffins in a baking contest. “The recipe Kelsey used is great for kids. The ingredients are measured in whole amounts,” Peggy explains. “It makes a lot of batter, but it can be stored in the refrigerator so the muffins can be made in batches.” By the way, Peggy also entered muffins in the contest, competing against Kelsey. Kelsey won the blue ribbon and Grandma came in second place!