Thursday, July 28, 2016

Banana Bran Muffins

Here's another recipe from my files when I used to cook lots of bran muffins with Mom.  She loved bananas, but sometimes all of them would ripen at once.

I used my iPad app to get some ideas. What scrolled to the top was Banana Bran Muffins by Shelley Mitchell.


Mix together:

2 eggs
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Add dry ingredients and mix:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup oat bran
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice

Stir in by hand:

1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 cup raisins soaked in
warm water to rehydrate

Using a brush, coat the inside of muffin pans liberally with oil. Fill the pans about two-thirds full to give them room to rise. This was one step that Mom could help me with. She loved to cook and bake, so it was important to find ways she could keep her "finger in the pie" so to speak.

Mom always gave me a helping hand.
Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until puffed up and light brown on top. Check at 10 minutes and adjust time as necessary. I also swap the pans from top to bottom in the oven.

Remove and let cool for 10 minutes. Loosen the edges with a knife and let cool completely before storing.

This recipe made about 36 small muffins. They freeze well for future use (if they last that long). -- Margy


  1. I've made plenty of banana muffins but using bran sounds a lot healthier.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    1. The bananas make them moister than my apple version. - Margy

  2. I've never made bran muffins before, but these look great! Thanks for sharing :]

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    1. I went through several years of eating one each morning for breakfast. Now I only occasionally make a batch. Guess you can get too much of a good thing. - Margy

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    1. And they are easy, just the kind of thing I like to make. - Margy

  4. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop!

    1. Thanks for having a fun place for us all to share. - Margy

  5. mmm!!!! They look delicious!
    I love bananas!
    I like the way you talk about your mother. Shows affection and love!
    I love so much my parents!


Thanks for stopping by. Comments, questions, and suggestions are always welcome. - Margy