Healthy Banana Bran Muffins

Healthy Banana Bran Muffins

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If you’re looking for an easy recipe that’s also healthy and tastes both delicious and banana-ie, this healthy banana bran muffin is for you! They are full of bran, whole-wheat flour, walnuts, and bananas. Add any dried fruit, seeds, or nuts as you please. These muffins are a great way to get more fiber into your diet. 


Units Scale
  • 1 cup wheat bran
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped and toasted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (or melted butter)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 slices of bananas (optional, for topping muffins)


  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together; bran, all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and walnuts.
  3. In another large bowl whisk together brown sugar and egg. Add milk, mashed bananas, oil, and vanilla. Mix until well combined.
  4. Add wet mixture to dry mixture and mix together just until combined (don’t overmix).
  5. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups and top with a banana slice.
  6. Bake in the middle of the oven for 18-22 minutes.


For the banana slices on the top it’s best to use a fresh banana that’s a little firmer.
Add 1/2 cup dried fruit; cranberries, apricots, raisins, etc.

Store muffins in a tin for up to 3 days.
Muffins freeze well in a freezer bag for 1-2 months.


Keywords: Banana, Muffin, Healthy, Breakfast, Bran

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