Friday, September 30, 2011
The boys and I spent the other morning making Banana Bran Muffins, and I thought some of you might enjoy the recipe. My mom has used the recipe for as long as I can remember, and it's a favorite of my sisters and I.
It's a great way to add fiber to your diet, and the chocolate chips make it a hit with any child. I'm not usually a fan of adding sugar to a healthy recipe to get kids to eat it, but hey, I love the chocolate chips as much as my kids do, so for now they get to stay :).
Banana Chocolate Chip Bran Muffins
yield: 12-18 muffins (I quadrupled the recipe and ended up with 4 dozen large muffins and 24 mini muffins)
1 1/2 c bran
1 c flour (I like to use 1/2 c white and 1/2 c whole wheat flour)
1/2 c packed brown sugar (to decrease on sugar, I normally don't pack it)
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1 t cinnamon
1/2 c chocolate chips
1 c mashed ripe bananas
1/2 c milk
1/2 c melted butter (can substitute half or whole amount with applesauce)
Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine wet ingredients and stir with dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips. Spoon into paper-lined muffin cups. Bake 400, 17-20 min, until top springs back when lightly touched. Enjoy!