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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 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

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

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  • Rita
    May 30, 2019

    Yummmm! I made this into a sheet cake and only change was I upped to four banana because I had four over ripe bananas! It is a delicious, very moist cake! I will definitely be making again

  • lvarner
    Oct 3, 2016

    This recipe has so many of the things I like in a bran muffin rolled into one recipe and with great add-ins. These muffins are not as easy to make as recipes that use oil or melted butter, because they do require creaming the butter and sugar. But the end result is very good.

  • jeananna1971
    Oct 25, 2015

    these are yummy I did not add the chocolate chips or nuts, I did not have any raisin bran but I used bran flakes and a couple handfuls of craisins

  • martylb
    Jun 15, 2014

    These are just ok. I have had, and even made, much better bran muffins. If you don't like the combination of banana and chocolate, skip this one. They would be better without the chocolate chips. IMO.

  • stevennicole
    Apr 7, 2013

    here's what I changed-I had coconut milk to use up and that worked fine. I added half wheat flour and use Special K Vanilla and Almond cereal. They were great!

  • stevennicole
    Apr 7, 2013

    here's what I changed-I had coconut milk to use up and that worked fine. I added half wheat flour and use Special K Vanilla and Almond cereal. They were great!

  • westerman
    Sep 25, 2012

    but i make them without chocolate chips,vanilla chips or peanut butter, there great with the vanilla chips

  • lurky27
    Jan 17, 2012

    Delicious! Great with whole wheat flour and regular chocolate chips. Done in 20 minutes in my oven.~ Theresa

  • zora86
    Sep 25, 2011

    My children request these muffins often. They are even good with the rasin bran crunch cereal.

  • Patty Johnson
    Dec 27, 2009

    This recipe is terrific. Great flavor, and easy to make. Everyone we give them to enjoy them and always want to know when I'll be baking again. My nieces in TN also beg my Mom to bake them as well.