Banana Bran Muffins

I like trying different kinds of muffins since they make a great morning snack, especially when I am so busy in the morning.  These are tasty little muffins that also have a lot of fiber in them, and is a unique way to use bran cereal. Sometimes I make a large batch of muffins and freeze the extras, so that they are ready when I need to thaw some out. This recipe is both tasty and healthy, plus you can add in fruit or nuts as desired.


1-1/2 cups High Fiber Bran Flakes Cereal 
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (3 medium)
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
pinch ground nutmeg
optional: nuts, raisins, etc.


Preheat oven to 400 F.  Grease a muffin pan or line with a dozen muffin cups.

Combine cereal, banana, milk, egg, and oil in a bowl, and mix well. 

Let stand approximately 5 minutes, then stir to break up cereal.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and nutmeg, in a separate bowl. 

Add cereal mixture all once to flour mixture, stirring just until moistened.

Divide the mixture into muffin cups.

Bake 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.