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Banana Bran Muffins

Our four daughters love these spiced moist muffins. With a little help from myself or my mom, the girls are all learning to be great cooks.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup oat bran
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  • In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In another bowl, beat the eggs, juice, sugars and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in bananas and nuts.
  • Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 400° for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm.
Editor's Note: Four dozen miniature muffin cups may be used; bake for 10-12 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 156 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 146mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • HOGWriter
    Jan 2, 2013

    An all-around good bran muffin with a hint of banana. Moist, but not sticky and overly sweet like some. The spices really pull it together. We also used apple juice in place of orange juice and the flavors blended well.

  • mitaray
    Nov 10, 2010

    I am raising 3 grandchildren & am always looking for wholesome foods that I can slip into their diets, and one they always want is banana muffins. I didn't have any oat bran so I replace half wheat germ/flaxseed mill. They turned out great.

  • faye_100
    Jun 17, 2010

    these are a great muffin for breakfast an very moist. I didn't have orange juice so I used apple an we loved them definitely a keeper