Banana and Bran Muffins

    35 minutes

    Banana and walnut muffins are a classic. A good way to use overripe bananas. This is a family favourite!

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    Serves: 12 

    • 125g butter, softened
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 3 bananas, mashed
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) plain flour
    • 1/2 cup (60g) wheat bran
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Grease a muffin tray or line with patty cups.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar together until fluffy. Add bananas, milk, vanilla and eggs; mix well. Stir in flour, bran, baking powder, bicarb soda and salt; blend just until moistened. Stir in walnuts. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups.
    3. Bake at 190 degrees C for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean. Cool in the cups for 5 minutes, then remove muffins and place on a wire rack to cool completely.

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    Have made this recipe three times now. Made a double batch this time because my kids just polish them off too quick otherwise. Nice healthy option compared to other muffin recipes. The whole family loves them!  -  07 Jul 2012


    I love this recipe! But I take 1/3 of the sugar out and add a big swig of honey. It gives a beautiful flavour!  -  19 Mar 2015


    I was looking for a lower fat/calorie banana bran muffin so I modified this in combination with another low fat bran muffin recipe. I substituted the butter for 1/4c unsweetened applesauce, only used 1 egg, halved the sugar to 1/4c, increased the wheat bran to 1c and used 1/2c each of wheat flour and all purpose flour. The sweetness was just perfect for me (the banana gives a lot of sweet flavor) and so moist! Each muffin turns out to be about 100 calories, so we're free to munch on them guiltless! The first batch I made used only 2 bananas and 1/2c applesauce, this was a little dryer than using 3 bananas and 1/4c applesauce, but still good!  -  04 Aug 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)