Healthy Bran and Banana Muffins

(Servings 12 medium muffins or 24 mini muffins)

Ingredients

  • 2 large Free range eggs
  • ½ cup Light brown sugar
  • 2 medium Mashed bananas
  • 1 cup ButterMilk
  • 1 cup Unprocessed Wheat Bran or Oat Bran
  • ¼ cup Canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup All-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup Fruit puree (you can also use apple sauce)
  • 1½ teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt

Methods

  1. Preheat oven to 180degC/400 Fahrenheit. Lightly grease 12 muffins tins or 24 mini muffin tins (you can also use baking paper or muffin liners).
  2. Whisk the wet ingredients: eggs and brown sugar in a medium bowl until smooth. Then, whisk in bananas, buttermilk, wheat bran, oil and vanilla. 
  3. Whisk the dry ingredients: whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. 
  4. Make a well in the dry ingredients; add the wet ingredients and stir with a rubber spatula until just combined. 
  5. Stir in chocolate chips, if using. 
  6. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin cups (they’ll be quite full). 
  7. Sprinkle with walnuts, if using. 
  8. Bake the muffins until the tops are golden brown and spring back when touched lightly, 15 to 25 minutes. 
  9. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes.