Banana Bran Muffins stacked on a white plate with bananas in the background.
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Banana Bran Muffins

Banana Bran Muffins are the perfect breakfast or on-the-go snack that is also freezer friendly!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 240kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


  • 1/2 cup butter , softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 large bananas , ripe, mashed
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 2/3 cups all bran or 4 cups bran flakes or raisin bran
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans , optional


  • Prepare a standard muffin tin with liners or spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl beat the butter and sugar together well. 
  • Add the eggs, bananas and buttermilk and mix to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda and salt; add to banana mixture along with bran cereal and stir just until moistened. 
  • Divide the batter evenly between the muffin cups.
  • Bake at 350° for 16-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.


*These are easy to freeze and taste great when you pull one from the freezer and microwave for 20 seconds.


Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 348mg | Potassium: 253mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2.5mg