As you read on Sunday, last week I received a package of all three Kellogg’s All-Bran products (original, flakes and buds). Over the weekend, we received a bag of 15 or so really ripe bananas from an elderly neighbor. What better thing to do than to combine the bran with the bananas in a muffin?
Actually, I baked all morning and made 2 kinds of muffins, cookies and bread with the bananas. It was the only way to use up all of those ‘naners. I filled the freezer with most of my creations for future breakfasts and desserts. As I completed each one, I’d call out, “Who wants to be a taste-tester?” and someone in the household invariably yelled back, “ME!” My son, daughter and dad took turns being my guinea pig.
No guinea pigs were harmed in the making of this recipe (or any of the others for that matter).
These muffins use bran flakes…4 cups to be exact. I think that offsets the 1 cup of chocolate chips…4 to 1.
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 medium bananas, mashed
- ½ cup buttermilk
- 1½ cups flour
- 1½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 4 cups bran flakes cereal
- 1 cup chocolate chips or raisins or nuts
- With a mixer, cream the butter and sugar in a bowl.
- Add the eggs, bananas and buttermilk.
- Combine the flour, baking soda and salt.
- Add to butter mixture.
- Fold in the cereal and chocolate chips by hand.
- Fill greased or paper lined muffin cups.
- Bake 25 minutes at 350 degrees (if you have a hot oven like mine, reduce to 325 degrees).