Banana Bran Nut Muffins

By: Marge Perry & David Bonom

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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.