Banana Bran Muffins That You Will Love

how to make banana bran muffins

Happy Monday! How are you guys hanging in there?? Yesterday we decided to keep ourselves busy with some cooking and baking… he made the most delicious slow cooker chili, and I made these oh-so-good banana bran muffins. I made a dozen, six with walnuts, and six with semi-sweet chocolate chips. Not only are these muffins easy to make, they require ingredients that I bet most of you already have at home. We will be enjoying them in the morning and afternoon, slightly toasted, with marmalade on top (for me!), and butter for him. ūüôā

Feliz lunes! ¿Cómo están? Ayer decidimos entretenernos cocinando un poco… él hizo una receta de frijoles de cocción lenta, y yo preparé estos muffins de banana que me encantan. Hice una docena, seis con nueces y seis con chocolate. Estos muffins no solo son fáciles de hacer, sino que requieren ingredientes que la mayoría de ustedes seguro ya tienen en casa. Los disfrutaremos por la mañana y por la tarde, tostados, con un poco de mermelada encima (¡para mí!), y mantequilla para él. 🙂

Banana Bran Muffins


  • 1 mashed ripe banana
  • 2 cups whole grain wheat cereal
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • (optional) walnuts, chocolate chips or pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F degrees.
  2. MEDIUM BOWL: combine milk and cereal, let stand for 5 minutes. Add the oil, egg, and banana to the cereal / milk mixture; mix all.
  3. LARGE BOWL: stir together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cinnamon.
  4. Make a well in the center of the bowl with dry ingredients. Add cereal / banana liquid mixture, stir just until moistened.
  5. Spoon batter into greased muffin pans, filling 2/3 full.
  6. (Optional) Mix in 4-5 chocolate chips into a few muffins, and/or mix in crushed walnuts or pecans ~ for variety.
  7. Bake at 400 F degrees for 25-30 minutes until golden.
  8. Makes 12 muffins!
how to make banana bran muffins

Hope you guys enjoy these muffins as much as we do. By the way, who else eats bran flakes? I’ve been eating them for years, usually in the morning, I mix them with vanilla Greek yogurt. My fiance says they taste a bit like cardboard (ha!), but they are jam-packed with tons of nutrients that are needed for a complete breakfast…


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  1. July 21, 2020 / 9:02 PM

    You had me at just banana bran muffins, but then you added chocolate chips! That is a total game changer. I am a huge muffin fan too. These sound so, so good.

    • AnaFlorentina
      July 23, 2020 / 10:11 AM

      I’ve been making lots of muffins during this quarantine – so good! Hope you love them if you follow this recipe! Xox

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