Banana Walnut Bran Muffins

Banana Walnut Bran Muffins

These muffins are quick and easy to make, pretty darn healthy, but mostly delicious

Servings 11 muffins


dry ingredients

  • 160 g all purpose flour
  • 50 g bran
  • 50 g walnuts chopped
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

wet ingredients

  • 2 bananas extra ripe (see note)
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla


  • 60 g walnuts chopped but chunky
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F

  2. Prep muffin tin(s). I use silicone cupcake cups. If I use paper cupcake cups, I usually spray with vegetable spray (pam) so that the paper comes off easily. You could also spray the muffin tins directly, but I like using the cups

  3. Combine all dry ingredients in large bowl and whisk together

  4. Combine all wet ingredients in smaller bowl and whisk to combine

  5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients bowl. Stir to combine, but don't over work it

  6. Combine topping ingredients. I usually melt the butter in the microwave in a measuring cup, then add the brown sugar and walnuts to that cup

  7. Portion equal amounts in the muffin cups. If I do 2 bananas I make 11 muffins, if 3 bananas, it's 12. You can make 12 with 2 bananas, but they'll be smaller

  8. Sprinkle the topping, distributed evenly over the muffins

  9. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 °F

Recipe Notes

I make these when I have bananas that are too ripe to eat…think heavy brown spotting. You can even peel the overripe bananas and put them in the freezer to make muffins later. The defrosted bananas work fine in this recipe.

Note that you can up the banana count to 3. This will give you an extra muffin and they will all be more moist. Your call