Banana Bran Nut Muffins

These nutritious muffins are a wonderfully satisfying healthful way to start the day. But don’t just relegate them to breakfast—they’re also a perfect afternoon snack.

Servings: 12


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unprocessed wheat bran
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup banana, mashed, very ripe (about 3 small bananas)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cups walnuts, toasted and chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with liners.
  2. Combine the flour, bran, baking powder, baking soda, allspice, and salt in a large bowl. Combine the banana, honey, sour cream, egg, butter, and extract in a separate bowl. Gently stir the banana mixture into flour mixture until just moistened, taking care that you don’t over-mix the batter. Gently fold in the walnuts. Spoon the mixture evenly into the muffin cups.
  3. Bake in the center of the oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean, 18-20 minutes. Cool in pan at least 10 minutes before serving. Store cooled muffin in an airtight container for up to 4 days.