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Chocolate Banana Bran Muffins

So easy to make, these treats are healthy but still satisfy my chocolate-loving family. Stir in raisin bran instead of bran flakes for a little extra flavorful fun. —Tracy Chappell, Hamiota, Manitoba
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup bran flakes
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk


  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, whisk the first six ingredients. Stir in bran flakes. In another bowl, whisk eggs, bananas, oil and buttermilk until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.
  • Fill foil-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 12-14 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 muffin: 169 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 278mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

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  • shannondobos
    Jun 21, 2017

    I LOVE that these are mixed in one bowl. These are perfectly moist, and the bran flakes give them a nice texture. You could distinguish the bran flakes in the muffin, in just the right way. The chocolate and banana flavors were a hit with both my kids!