Banana Bran Nut Muffins

By Marge Perry & David Bonom
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.
  • Cuisine: American
  • Course: Breakfast


  • All Purpose Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • banana
  • Ground Allspice
  • Honey
  • large egg
  • Salt
  • sour cream
  • unprocessed wheat bran
  • unsalted butter
  • Vanilla Extract
  • walnuts


  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.