Banana Chocolate Chip Bran Muffins

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

2 eggs
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!

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  1. Thanks!! Looks so yummy! And since one can only eat so much banana bread (unless that “one” is my husband), I’m always eager to try new recipes that use all the overripe bananas in my freezer. :-)

  2. You know I always love a good recipe :) These look like muffins that are not really just cake called muffins :)

  3. thanks you so mucho for sharing this recipe! I made these cupcakes yesterday and they turned out very tasty. I used whole wheat flour, a forth cup pf oil and forth cup of apple sauce, still less sugar, less than half a cup but I did add some raisins to make them sweeter.

  4. These are amazing! I just came this recipe in the past month and have made them 4 times. Today was a double batch. I love that it has bran and chocolate

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