Fantastic Banana Bran Muffins

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

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.

Top Review by Loves2Cook

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.

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.

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