Bran Banana Muffins

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.


2 dozen

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
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


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1-1/2 cups 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 muffin: 199 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 238mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.