Banana Bran Muffins

Again I had brown bananas in the fruit bowl & I had just bought some bran & wheat germ to make a bread….& I LOVE BRAN MUFFINS so…. I baked some banana bran muffins!

I think the total time it took to make these bran muffins was about 35-40 minutes….25 minutes in the oven & maybe 10 minutes to mix up the batter. I used my food processor since my butter was cold from the fridge, the food processor makes cold butter & sugar cream together really quick, instead of mixing this by hand or using a mix master. You can mix up the muffin batter any way that you want…. just don’t over-mix it ..then you get tough muffins!

The recipe is from Robin Hood flour…I think!!! It is on a small cut out piece of paper …but I am pretty sure it is a recipe from there.

The recipe calls for nuts & raisins to be added to the batter, but I am having our family over for brunch tomorrow & they do not like raisins…Murray does so I might have to poke a few raisins into his bran muffin!

They smell delicious & I can hardly wait to dig in to one!

Here is the recipe  This recipe makes 12 muffins


1 1/4 cup flour

1/2 cup bran, I used Quaker wheat bran

1/3 cup wheat germ

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

pinch of salt

1/2 cup butter, room temperature if you are mixing this by hand or in a mix master so that it incorporates better with the sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed

1 egg

2/3 cup bananas, which is 2-3 bananas, I used 3 & didn’t measure!!!

1/2 cup buttermilk, or sour milk

1 tbsp molasses

3/4 cup raisins…I didn’t use any

1/2 cup nuts…I didn’t use any nuts


Preheat oven to 375f

Grease a 12 cup muffin tin… or line the muffin cups with muffin papers

  1. In large bowl, combine the flour, bran, wheat germ, baking powder, baking soda & salt together & set aside
  2. Cream the butter & sugar together, I did this in my food processor, scrape down the sides of the food processor bowl
  3. Add the egg & mix well, scrape down the sides
  4. Mash the bananas if you are using a mix master or mixing this by hand
  5. If you are using your food processor, turn it on & drop chunks of banana through the feed tube & process until it is mixed…scrape the sides of the bowl
  6. I put the molasses into the milk, mixed it together & added it to the food processor bowl, then mixed it it…
  7. Add the flour mixture & process just until combined… if not using a food processor, mix the flour the into the wet ingredients until combined.
  8. Now if you are adding the raisins & cuts, do this by hand, not in the food processor
  9. Divide the batter evenly among the 12 prepared muffin cups
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until done


Mix the dry ingredients together
Butter & sugar creamed together
Add the egg
Mix the egg in & scrape the sides of the bowl
Add chunks of banana through the feed tube, mix 
Now, adding the milk/molasses to the bowl, mix
Scrape teh sides of the bowl
Add the flour mixture
At this point if you are adding raisins & must, your would do that my hand
The batter is divided equally between the muffin cups



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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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