Healthy Banana Bran Muffins

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

This recipe REALLY made 12 muffins and they're only 125 calories a piece, not to mention, they taste great.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups bran flakes
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana (3 medium)
  • 12 cup milk (i used skim)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 14 cup sugar (i used 4 packages of Splenda)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 12 teaspoon baking soda
  • 18 teaspoon ground nutmeg (i used a little nutmeg and 1/4 t cinnamon)
  • 14 cup chopped walnuts (i added, but it's optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease or paper line muffin cups (i sprayed).
  2. Combine cereal, bananas, milk, egg and oil in bowl; mix well. Let stand 5 minutes; stir to break up cereal.
  3. Combine flour, sugar (sweetner), baking powder, baking soda, spices and nuts (if using) in separate bowl.
  4. Add flour mixture all at once to cereal mixture, stirring just until moistened.
  5. Divide evenly among prepared muffin cups, which comes to about a heaping tablespoon per muffin.
  6. Bake 20-25 minutes or until tester inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Serve warm (room temp is OK too).


Most Helpful

This came out great! to make it extra healthy I substitute the flour for wheat flour instead and instead of vegetable oil I used lighter bake oil and butter replacement! So its less calories and less fat:-) I also used 6 packets of truvia instead of sugar to make it sweet! Thank you for this recipe:-)

brookiecookie78 January 09, 2011

After the first day these muffins were incredibly dry. I couldn't force myself to eat them. If I try this recipe again, I will be making only enough to eat fresh, or else adding more fat.

Kate S. January 05, 2011

These muffins were very delicious! I made a few substitutions that helped make them extra moist and even less in calories!

Use 3 tbsp of unsweetened applesauce instead of oil
Use splenda instead of sugar
Use Egg Creations instead of a real egg

New nutritional info per muffin: 97 calories, 2.0 grams of fat, 18.0 carbs.

stacybanana December 16, 2010

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