Banana Bran Muffins

banana bran muffins

These banana bran muffins are my very own creation. When my daughter was a teenager, it was sometimes hard to come up with things that were relatively healthy that she would eat. The combination of banana and chocolate chips is one of those flavours I could usually rely upon, so I added some oat bran and flax seeds to make it it a tad healthier, and it was a hit:)

  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup oat bran
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup flax
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter or applesauce
  • 3 mashed bananas (about 1 cup)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 400F. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Combine the wet ingredients, and pour over the dry ingredients, mixing lightly. Do not overmix. Batter should be slightly lumpy. Spray muffin cups with cooking spray. Then fill each cup about 2/3 full. (I use an ice cream scoop to ensure the same amount of batter is in each cup.) Bake for 20 minutes.

Makes one dozen, about 5 points each if you use butter. If you use applesauce, they are about 3 points each.




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