Bran muffin drizzled with honey and topped with banana slices

Banana Bran Muffins

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 12 MUFFINS
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Tender sweet banana bran muffins with raisins for the perfect breakfast or snack.


  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup wheat bran
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (3 small)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a muffin pan with paper liners.
  • In a large bowl, combine whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, wheat bran, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon & salt. Whisk together. Stir in raisins.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, brown sugar, bananas, buttermilk, butter and vanilla.
  • Create a well in the dry ingredients. Add egg mixture and stir just until combined. Do not overmix.
  • Bake 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack.

Recipe Notes

Buttermilk can be replaced with soured milk. Place 1 tablespoon of either lemon juice or vinegar in a 1 cup measuring cup. Top to 1 cup with milk. Let sit 5 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 243, Carbohydrates: 43g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 43mg, Sodium: 176mg, Potassium: 373mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 240IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 83mg, Iron: 1.8mg