Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Banana Bran Muffins

I keep a batch of these muffins in my freezer 24/7! They are perfect for breakfast on the go, and my husband loves to grab one on his way to school. They are soo delicious and I love that the recipe uses cereal!  I always make mine with regular bran flakes but raisin bran would be yummy too! This recipe is a keeper...promise!
Adapted from here.

Yield: 1 dozen

1/2 cup butter, softened 
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs 
3 medium ripe bananas, mashed 
1/2 cup buttermilk 
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda 
1/2 teaspoon alt 
4 cups bran cereal or raisin bran cereal
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Add the eggs, bananas and buttermilk. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in the cereal and pecans if using.
Fill greased muffin cups full (batter will be chunky). Bake at 350° for 23-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. 

*These are easy to freeze and taste great when you pull one from the freezer and microwave for 20 seconds.   

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