Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 1 hr 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

These aren't to sweet which is what I like about them. Also they are healthy and filling! Hope you enjoy them

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large bowl, pour boiling water over bran; let stand for one hour.
  2. Mix in banana, sugar, egg, oil, vanilla, and lemon rind.
  3. Mix together flour, skim milk powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to bran mixture, stirring just until combined but not over mixing.
  4. Spoon into lightly greased or paper-lined muffins cps, filling to top.
  5. Bake in 400 F(200 C) over for 15-18 minutes or until golden and tops are firm to the touch.


Most Helpful

This is a great way to use up over ripe bananas. I followed the recipe to include waiting the 1 hour. Next time around, I think I will use banana extract in place of the vanilla and toss in some chopped pecans. These are a nice healthy muffin which is great with peanut butter. Thanks for the recipe.

PaulaG December 31, 2006

These are good muffins. They are moist and the level of sweetness (or lack of, that is) is to my liking. It would be nicer if the banana flavor were a little stronger, however, and I feel that the vanilla and lemon zest detract from the banana flavoring. I'd like to give 4 and a half stars for this recipe, but cannot. I started making these in the morning and had poured the boiling water over the bran when things came up. So, my bran sat in the water for about 5 hours. This may be the reason that I found the mixture rather thick. It did not fill up 12 muffin cups to the top, but the muffins rose well. Thank you very much for this good recipe. Sorry to be such a banana muffin purist.

mianbao June 27, 2013

These muffins turned out great! I made exactly as stated and the texture and flavor were just right. A perfect way to use up ripe bananas while getting some healthy bran in the diet! Thanks for posting.

Chris from Kansas March 23, 2012

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