Bake a batch of these heavenly banana bran muffins as a healthy breakfast option for your family. They’re sweetened only with ripe bananas and applesauce, so you can enjoy a treat low in added sugar. Serve with your favorite nut butter spread, and you have a satisfyingly portable breakfast.

under 30 mins

Ingredients for servings

  • Banana-Sweetened Bran Muffins

  • 0.5 tsp cooking oil

  • 1.66 cup bran wheat or oat, about 97 grams

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 1.5 tsp cinnamon

  • 3 medium very ripe bananas mashed (about 376 grams total with skin on)

  • 0.5 cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 0.5 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt

  • 2 large eggs about 100 grams total

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin tin with 0.5 teaspoon cooking oil.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together dry ingredients, including oat bran, baking powder and cinnamon; set aside.

  • In a large bowl, mix the wet ingredients, including mashed banana, applesauce, Greek yogurt, eggs and vanilla together until well combined and smooth.

  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, and mix until just combined.

  • Divide batter evenly into 12 muffin cups (about ¼ cup mix per muffin cup), and bake 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes, then remove muffins from tin and place on wire rack to cool completely.

  • Muffins are best served warm with your favorite spread. Feel free to add in chocolate chips, berries or nuts to the batter!

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