These muffins are so delicious! They are moist, full of flavor, and a great source of fiber! These banana bran muffins will become a breakfast staple in your house!
One of the most popular recipes here on my blog are my high fiber super food muffins, and my banana nut muffins. So when I saw bananas turning brown on my counter top I thought it would be a great idea to try and combine those two recipes into one amazing muffin!
That is when these banana bran muffins were born! And boy did they turn out delicious. Who knows maybe this recipe will surpass its parents in popularity?
I love muffins. Seriously, do a quick search here on the blog and that love will become apparent. Whether they are blueberry, banana, streusel-topped or any other variation, muffins are an easy go-to breakfast that is delicious!
The thing about muffins though, they walk a fine line away from being a cupcake, while I have never met a sweet I didn’t like, they aren’t necessarily the best way to start the day.
So I while I love a good crumbly topped bakery blueberry muffin that could easily turn into a cupcake with the addition of some icing, I also like to create muffins that are full of nutrition, healthy ingredients, but also a whole bunch of deliciousness.
These banana bran muffins have all kinds of wholesome ingredients in them like flax seed, chia seeds, coconut oil, and of course bran and bananas. So these bran muffins are full of nutrition and they are nice and moist and light.
A quick note, if you are familiar with my other fiber muffins you’ll know that they use whole wheat flour. I used white flour with this recipe because I was afraid with whole wheat and banana they would be too heavy. If you want to use whole wheat flour I would recommend trying 1/2 wheat and 1/2 white.
Here’s what you’ll need to make these banana bran muffins-
This makes 16 muffins.
1 1/2 – Cups Bran Cereal (the kind that looks like little sticks, I use All-Bran or Fiber One)
1/4- Cup Ground Flax Seed
1- Cup Milk (you can use dairy or non-dairy milk)
1/4- Cup Coconut Oil (melted)
3- Ripe Bananas Mashed
2/3 – Cup Honey
1- Tbsp Chia Seeds
1/2- tsp Vanilla
2- Cups Flour
1- tsp. Baking Soda
1- tsp. Baking Powder
1/2- tsp Salt
1/2- tsp Cinnamon
The first thing you need to do is put your bran cereal and milk in a large bowl and let it soak for about 10- 20 minutes.
Then get your oven preheating to 375, and prepare a muffin pan by greasing it or lining with liner papers.
In a medium size bowl combine your flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
Add your flax seed, coconut oil, egg, honey, chia seeds, vanilla and bananas to your bran cereal and milk.
Stir until well mixed.
Now stir in your flour mixture until it is all incorporated.
Scoop batter into prepared muffin tin about 3/4 full.
Now pop them in the oven for 20-25 minutes. They are done when the top springs back when pressed down.
Allow them to cool and then enjoy!
These banana bran muffins go perfectly with a cup of coffee to start your day!
- 1 1/2 Cup Bran Cereal
- 1/4- Cup ground Flax
- 1- Cup Milk
- 3- Ripe Bananas - mashed
- 1/4- Cup Coconut Oil (melted)
- 1- Egg
- 2/3- Cup Honey
- 1- Tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla
- 2 - Cups Flour
- 1- tsp Baking Soda
- 1- tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 -tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- Place bran cereal and milk in a large bowl an dallow to soak for 10-20 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 375 and line a muffin tin with paper liners or grease.
- Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together in a medium bowl.
- Add flaxseed, coconut oil, egg, honey, chia seeds, vanilla and bananas to your cereal and milk mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed.
- Gradually mix in your flour mixture until it is all well incorporated.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top springs back when pressed.
- Allow to cool before eating.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 211mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 3gSugar: 15gProtein: 4g