Friday, April 17, 2009

Banana-Bran Muffins

Don't touch those bananas--I mean for them to turn brown.  Today we made "Banana Bran Muffins", one of our favorite snacks.  The basic recipe is from Mommy Made*and Daddy too!  Home Cooking for a Healthy Baby & Toddler, but I've tweaked it over the years.

It's a big ol' plate of happy....

Banana-Bran Muffins
Makes approx. 12 full size or 24 mini muffins

Dry ingredients:
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, sifted
1/2 cup wheat bran (I've also used wheat germ)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Wet ingredients:
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 1/4 cups pureed ripe banana (about 3-4 medium-large bananas)
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Add ins (optional)
Semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare muffin tins (lightly grease or line with paper baking cups).

Stir dry ingredients together in one bowl.  Use a larger bowl to mix the wet ingredients together.  Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Add your add-in(s) and stir until just blended. 

Fill muffin tins about 2/3 full.  Bake 15-20 minutes--until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  

My recipe says they'll keep for a few days.  We've never had any stay around that long!

1 comment:

Joanne Sher said...

Sounds SOOO good. Hubby doesn't like bananas, so they may stay around a bit longer here. Will have to give these a try!