I had some overripe bananas on my counter and so I decided to make some banana nut bran muffins. The bananas keep the muffins super moist and provide natural sweetness. Don’t be scared off just because it’s a bran muffin! They don’t taste “healthy”, but I promise they will keep you feeling full and satisfied until lunch. And everyone likes banana bread, right? Well, almost everyone save a few weirdos like my brother…joking ;). Although I made these muffins in a standard muffin tin, they ended up almost jumbo size because you have to fill the muffin cups up completely to the top. You could easily get 7 or even 8 out of the batter if you wanted smaller muffins…but I was hungry =). Enjoy!
Banana Nut Bran Muffins
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp white whole wheat flour
2-1/2 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tbsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup all-bran cereal
1/2 cup skim milk
1 egg white
1 tbsp canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup mashed banana (about 2 bananas)
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray 6 muffins cups lightly with non-stick spray.
2. Combine cereal, sugar, milk, egg white, oil, vanilla, and banana in small bowl and let sit for about 5 minutes or until softened.
3. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir into wet ingredients and mix just until combined. Fold in nuts.
4. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups and bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes 6 muffins.
Nutritional Info (per muffin): 182 calories; 6.2 g fat; 31.9 g carbohydrates; 6.6 g fiber; 5.5 g protein