Fantastic Banana Bran Muffins

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a fantastic muffin that bakes out very high and moist, I have even added a finely chopped large apple into the flour mixture. If you prefer a sweeter muffin then add in more brown sugar. You can use 1-1/3 cup cake and pastry flour instead of all-purpose flour.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line 12 muffin tins with paper liners.
  3. In a bowl, whisk flour, oats, bran, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. In another bowl, whisk egg, oil and brown sugar together.
  5. In a small bowl mix together the mashed banana, buttermilk and molasses; add/mix into the oil mixture to combine.
  6. If you are adding in a chopped apple, peel the apple now, then mix it in with the flour mixture.
  7. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.
  8. Add in the banana/oil mixture into the flour mixture; stirring only to combine (do not overmix, don't worry about any lumps).
  9. Gently stir in raisins and nuts.
  10. Divide evenly between prepared muffin cups (almost to the top).
  11. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until muffins tops spring back when lightly touched, and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center of the muffin.


Most Helpful

Delicious! Delightful! Yummy! Another fabulous recipe from Kittencal. I substituted wheat germ for wheat bran because I was too lazy to rummage in the back of my pantry for the bran. I put in 2/3 cup mixed light and dark brown sugar because I didn't have enough light brown sugar. I left out the raisins and nuts because my kids like those individually, but not in things. I used two small ripe bananas and didn't bother to measure, so I had more banana, and thus more batter. I just filled all the cups to the very tippy top.

Loves2Cook! September 11, 2011

These were oh so good! I used pecans, molasses, oat bran and 1/2 cup brown sugar and they were plenty enough sweet for me. I got 6 BIG muffins that baked for 25 minutes in my BIG muffin pan. I don't think you'll be disappointed!

SkyGlitter July 13, 2011

Delicious, healthy muffin! This is probably the best bran muffin recipe I've found. I love that oats are incorporated along with the bran. I used all whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour and added 1 cup of frozen blueberries, and they were fantastic! I omitted the raisins and nuts since I didn't have any on hand. I plan on freezing these and pulling one out for breakfast each morning. Thanks, Kittencal.....your recipes never disappoint! :)

peekoos June 06, 2010

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