Banana bran muffins

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 09 June 2009.
Tagged: bake, banana, easy, healthy cooking, healthy eating, healthy recipe, vegetarian

  • Ready In: 35 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 12
Banana bran muffins


Got some bananas that are too-ripe?  Don't throw them out. Mash and use to whip up these easy muffins.


  • 1 cup bran breakfast cereal (eg All-Bran)
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or soft margarine
  • 1¼ cup self-raising flour
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Nutrition per serve

520 kilojoules (124 Calories), 3 g fat (including 1 g saturated fat), 19 g carbohydrate (including 6 g sugars), 2 g fibre and 200 mg sodium. Read our nutrition rating system.


1. Place cereal in a mixing bowl. Add milk, egg and sugar. Mix to combine. Allow to stand for 10 minutes.

2. Mash banana with margarine. Stir into bran mixture. Add sifted flour and cinnamon. Mix with a wooden spoon until  almost combined.

3. Spoon into a 12-serve large muffin tray which has been sprayed or lightly oiled.

4. Bake in a moderate oven (180°C/350°F) for 20 minutes or until golden brown. 


  • Add 2 tablespoons sultanas with the flour.
  • Sprinkle with flaked almonds before baking.