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Mini Banana Bran Muffins

June 23, 2011 by HealthyFamilies BC

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Mini Banana Bran Muffins

This recipe is perfect for kids. These muffins are bite size for smaller appetites or you can pack two for larger ones. They are easy to sneak into a lunch bag or having a couple of bites before they sneak out for recess.

Makes: 24 mini or 12 regular muffins
Serving Size: 1 mini muffin


  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) soft non hydrogenated margarine
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 very ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
  • 1 cup (250 mL) wheat bran (natural bran)
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) low fat milk
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cup (300 mL) all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder


In a large bowl, stir together margarine and sugar until smooth and creamy. Add egg and stir to combine well. Stir in bananas and vanilla until combined well. Add bran and stir to combine. Add milk and baking soda and gently stir until well combined and smooth. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Add into bran mixture and stir until well combined. Using small ice cream scoop or tablespoon measure, scoop out batter into 24 greased mini muffins tins. Bake in 400°F (200°C) oven for about 18 minutes or until golden and firm to the touch. Let cool.

Tip: You can change up the fruit flavour and use 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) applesauce, baby food or vegetable puree for the banana. Try out different variations that your family may enjoy.

Freezing Tip: To freeze mini muffins and scones, wrap individually in plastic wrap and pack in sturdy airtight container. Freeze for up to 2 weeks. Take one or two out at a time and place in lunch bag to keep other things cool while it defrosts to the perfect temperature for first or second snack.

Nutrition Facts per serving:

Calories: 86 Fat: 2 g Saturated: 0 g Cholesterol: 8 mg Sodium: 59 mg Potassium: 123 mg Carbohydrates: 17 g Fibre: 1 g Protein: 2 g

Reprinted with permission by the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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Comments (5)


Posted on Wednesday June 29, 2011 a 5:18pm

These look delcious and heathy!

Judy Dubeau

Posted on Thursday June 30, 2011 a 10:31pm

Great, I have plenty of ripe bananas in the freezer-will try this for sure!


Posted on Monday July 4, 2011 a 9:57pm

Thank you very much! this are going to be awesome for the kid's summer camp lunches.

Posted on Monday July 18, 2011 a 2:55pm

These are very good muffins, but I substituted whole wheat flour and they were fine. Wondering how a healthy recipe still uses enriched flour?


Posted on Thursday June 18, 2015 a 1:07pm

good website


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