Bran and Banana Muffins

Makes 12


With everyone all over the world being in some sort of lockdown, there are many banana bread recipes being shared. I certainly have made my fair share of banana bread over the past few weeks, but I found these muffins even easier to make and easier for the kids, in that they can just grab one out of the jar when they need a snack. This is a slight variation on the classic bran muffin and the addition of banana makes the muffin really moist.

Here’s what goes in:

  • ½ cup softened butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ cups cake flour
  • ½ cup All Bran Flakes
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


How to do it:

Preheat your oven to 180°C. Using a handheld blender, cream the sugar and butter and then add the vanilla essence. Add the eggs one by one and continue to blend. Stir in the flour, bran, baking powder and salt followed by the milk. Now mash the bananas either by hand using a fork or whizzed with a food processor. Stir the mashed bananas in to the batter until well combined.

 The batter will now be thick and ready to spoon into greased muffin casings best placed in a muffin tray. I use just a little non-stick cooking spray on the casings before spooning in the batter. For even-sized muffins, use an ice-cream scoop to measure out each one. Bake for 12-15 minutes being very careful not to over-cook them as they can easily dry out.


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