Banana Bran Muffins Recipe
Bran lends a nutty flavor and makes these sweet indulgences a little more healthy.
Ilderton pullet farmers Bill and Cindy Gysbers and their family love these muffins as they are full of nutritious ingredients.
I am not a huge fan of banana bread but I needed to do something with my over ripe bananas so I went to my favorite sourse - allrecipes.com. I had to make a few changes but only out of necessity and it still turned out great. First I used oats instead of wheat bran because that's all I had, I only had one egg, I threw in a 1/2 cup of ground flax seed for fiber and added a 4th banana simply because I had it and wasn't going to throw it away.I was in a hurry so instead of muffins I threw the batter in a loaf pan and made bread. OH MY GOSH! The very best banana bread ever! So moist and the flavor and texture (because of the oats and extra banana) were out of this world!! It had to bake a little longer than if I had made muffins, but was well worth the wait. I will buy banana's this weekend just to make this bread again.
Pretty good bran muffin. Subbed applesauce for the oil per other reviews. My brown sugar was too old to use so I had to use all regular (organic cane) sugar. Only giving it 4 stars b/c I feel like it needs something else. Maybe some chopped apples or raisins or something. Will make again.
I was gifted a ginomous amount of raisin bran that I was kind of scratching my head about how we were going to use it as we're not huge cereal eaters. (I know it's not wheat bran but with us being on such a tight budget, I have to use what I got.) Thanks for the ingredient search I was able to use a small amount in this recipe. I cut the butter back by half and added in a quarter cup of homemade organic applesauce. I used buttermilk, whole wheat white flour and omitted the nuts only because we didn't have any. I did add in a heaping half cup of organic raisins to bump the fiber and fruit. I got a little more than 12 servings--12 regular sized muffins and 12 mini-muffins. These turned out moist, flavorful and just all around good! I might be able to cut back the sugar next time, too. My bananas were really ripe so my muffins turned out a little too sweet. This will make a nice snack/treat for the next day or two. They're quite good so I can't imagine they'd last long.
These muffins are awesome! I got the recipe from my mom and have made two double batches, giving half of each away. I used a light tasting olive oil, because that's what I had. Instead of doubling chocolate chips, used 1/3 cup chips, 1/3 cup walnuts. Turned out great, though doubling the recipe yields fewer than 24 muffins.
This recipe is delicious! We are trying to cut back on junk in the house, but still need a little "fluff" to go with tea, and this fit the bill quite nicely. Just remember that this is a bran muffin, not a cakey-sweet one! Changes made: used All Bran cereal, soaked in the orange juice (light) to soften and added to wet ingredients. Substituted strawberry-banana applesauce for the oil, added 1 tsp of vanilla. Used 1C white, 1C wheat flour. Pureed four small bananas, chunked three small bananas. To a few, added a dollop of local dark honey to top of muffin prior to baking.