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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Banana Bran Muffins

These are a new family favorite!  They combine two of our favorites--raisin bran muffins and banana muffins.

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1/2-3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 T baking powder
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t salt
1 cup milk (or soy milk)
1/2 cup oil
1 egg (or 1 T flaxseed mixed with 3 T water and a pinch of baking powder, pre-mix & set aside)
1 1/2 cup bran flakes or raisin bran
1 ripe banana, mashed
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
cinnamon sugar (optional)

Heat oven to 400 degrees, grease muffin pan.

If using egg substitute mix flax seed, water, and baking powder in a small bowl.

Combine dry ingredients with wire whisk.  Stir in milk, oil, and egg (or flax seed mixture) until batter is moistened but still lumpy.  Stir in cereal crushing slightly with a spoon or your hand and mashed banana.  Spoon into muffin cups.   Sprinkle the top with chopped pecans and/or cinnamon sugar if desired. Bake 18-22 minutes until golden brown and toothpick comes out clean.  Makes 12 muffins.

*Note we've also tried these with cinnamon chips mixed in or even chocolate chips.  Both are tasty...but I would recommend only 1/2 cup brown sugar or less for those options.

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