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Double Chocolate Banana Bran Muffins

Whether you are looking for breakfast, dessert or a snack, Double Chocolate Banana Bran Muffins will check the box.  Made with All-Bran cereal and mashed bananas, you don't have to feel guilty this double dose of chocolate. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: all bran muffins, banana all bran muffins, banana bran muffins, chocolate banana bran muffins, cocoa banana bran muffins, double chocolate banana bran muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 166kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all bran cereal
  • 1 cup banana, mashed
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon flour

Instructions

  • Combine buttermilk, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla; add all-bran and let sit for 5-10 minutes to soften. Add mashed banana.
  • In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients including flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Stir until mixed completely.
    Whether you are looking for breakfast, dessert or a snack, Double Chocolate Banana Bran Muffins will check the box.  Made with All-Bran cereal and mashed bananas, you don't have to feel guilty this double dose of chocolate. 
  • Mix chocolate chips with 1 tablespoon flour; stir into the batter.
  • Line muffin tin with liners; fill each cup 2/3 full of batter.
    Whether you are looking for breakfast, dessert or a snack, Double Chocolate Banana Bran Muffins will check the box.  Made with All-Bran cereal and mashed bananas, you don't have to feel guilty this double dose of chocolate. 
  • Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 12-14 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
    Whether you are looking for breakfast, dessert or a snack, Double Chocolate Banana Bran Muffins will check the box.  Made with All-Bran cereal and mashed bananas, you don't have to feel guilty this double dose of chocolate. 

Notes

  • You might as well call these Death By Chocolate Banana Muffins. The double chocolate comes from cocoa powder and chocolate chips.
  • To prevent the chocolate chips from sinking to the bottom of the all bran banana muffin, coat them in flour before stirring into the batter.
  • Substitute in bran flakes for all bran if desired. If you do this, you wouldn't need to necessarily soak the flakes in the milk mixture.
  • Soaking the all bran in buttermilk and oil prevents a crunchy, undesirable texture in the finished product.
  • For more texture, leave the banana in larger chunks, or for a smooth textured-muffin, mash the banana completely and stir into the wet ingredients until it's a smooth mixture.
  • Try our Classic Banana Bread recipe!

Nutrition

Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 253mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 146IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg