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Banana-Bran Muffins

From: EatingWell

By the end of the week, any bananas left in the fruit bowl are past their prime--just right for these moist bran muffins. Add a handful of dark chocolate chips to entice children to enjoy a fiber-rich treat.

Servings: 1 dozen muffins
Prep: 30 mins
Total: 1 hr
Rated : 
 by 9 people
Ingredients
2 large  eggs
2/3 cup  packed light brown sugar
1 cup  mashed ripe bananas, (2 medium)
1 cup  buttermilk, (see Ingredient notes)
1 cup  unprocessed wheat bran, (see Ingredient notes)
1/4 cup  canola oil
1 teaspoon  vanilla extract
1 cup  whole-wheat flour
3/4 cup  all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons  baking powder
1/2 teaspoon  baking soda
1/2 teaspoon  ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon  salt
1/2 cup  chocolate chips, (optional)
1/3 cup  chopped walnuts, (optional)
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat 12 muffin cups with cooking spray.
2. Whisk eggs and brown sugar in a medium bowl until smooth. Whisk in bananas, buttermilk, wheat bran, oil and vanilla.
3. Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the dry ingredients; add the wet ingredients and stir with a rubber spatula until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips, if using. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin cups (they'll be quite full). Sprinkle with walnuts, if using.
4. Bake the muffins until the tops are golden brown and spring back when touched lightly, 15 to 25 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Loosen edges and turn muffins out onto a wire rack to cool slightly before serving.
Tips:
Ingredient Notes: You can use buttermilk powder in place of fresh buttermilk. Or make "sour milk": mix 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar to 1 cup milk.
Unprocessed wheat bran is the outer layer of the wheat kernel, removed during milling. Also known as miller's bran, it can be found in the baking section. Do not substitute bran cereal in this recipe.
Nutrition Facts
Calories 196, Total Fat 6 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat 3 g, Cholesterol 36 mg, Sodium 182 mg, Carbohydrate 32 g, Fiber 4 g, Protein 5 g, Potassium 167 mg. Exchanges: Starch 2,Fat 1.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet


Comments (1)
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samantha_m22 wrote:

These were SO GOOD

2/4/2014 12:24:05 PM Report Abuse

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