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These Banana Bran Muffins with blueberries are so moist they melt in your mouth and are packed with healthy ingredients like wheat bran, oat bran and flax seed meal!

The Best Blueberry Banana Bran Muffins

Do you have a favorite healthy recipe masquerading as something indulgent? I have plenty of indulgent treats masquerading as healthy but very few that taste decadent but won’t wreck your diet. These Blueberry Banana Bran Muffins are just that: crazy delicious but packed with fruit and fiber. I am really into faux-indulgent these days.

The Best Blueberry Banana Bran Muffins
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Good bran muffin recipes come and go but these Banana Blueberry Bran Muffins have stood the test of time. I have been making and improving upon them for the past four years. Very seldom does one try a bran muffin and say, “Holy cow that is ridiculously delicious!”

The Best Blueberry Banana Bran Muffins

These muffins are packed with healthy wheat bran, oat bran, whole wheat flour, flax seed meal, bananas, and blueberries! They are so moist they melt in your mouth. Every time I make them my fiancé asks, with a mouthful of crumbs, “Are these bad for us?” Because they are that good!

The Best Blueberry Banana Bran Muffins

I put them in the freezer to thaw as needed so that they last longer, but it’s hardly necessary because they stay moist for days in a plastic, zip top bag and they honestly don’t last that long.

You know those muffins and breads that only get better the blacker and riper your bananas? This isn’t one of those recipes. I think it is best when the bananas have just started to spot brown and the skin is thin and they are fragrant but not pungent. You know what I mean!

The Best Blueberry Banana Bran Muffins

So grab that left over buttermilk and whip up a double batch of these Blueberry Banana Bran Muffins right now. After one bite you are going to wonder where these have been all your life, and why every other bran muffin now tastes dry and unsatisfying.

The best blueberry banana bran muffin recipe
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The Best Blueberry Banana Bran Muffins EVER

These Blueberry Banana Bran Muffins are so moist they melt in your mouth and are packed with healthy ingredients like wheat and oat bran and flax seed meal!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 people

Ingredients 
 

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400° and either grease 12 muffin cups or line with liners. They are even more moist when you use muffin liners.
  • Mix buttermilk and wheat bran and set aside to soak. In another medium bowl mix together all the remaining dry ingredients.
  • In a large bowl add egg, sugar, oil, banana and vanilla and mix until well combined. Gently stir the dry mixture and buttermilk mixture into the egg mixture and mix until just combine and a few lumps remain. Fold in the blueberries being careful not to over mix.
  • Pour into prepared muffin cups and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out a few crumbs clinging to it. Cool 5 minutes in tins and then turn out onto rack to cool completely.

Notes

Adapted from Allrecipes.com
Yield: 12 muffins

Nutrition

Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 282mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 77IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American, British
Calories: 206
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Adapted from Allrecipes.com

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41 Comments

  1. I can not wait to bake these up for my toddler and husband. I would like to make them into mini muffins. Would I need to alter the temperature and baking time?

    1. Hi Renee! What a great idea! You won’t need to alter the baking temperature but you will absolutely need to reduce the cook time. There are several different sizes that people call “mini”, so I’m not really sure how long to tell you. I would start checking after 5 minutes through the oven door and then open it after they have risen to check with a toothpick inserted into the center. The recipe when made with frozen blueberries does take slightly longer to bake than when made with fresh! Enjoy!

  2. Hello! I so want to try these today they look awesome, but I have no oat bran! Is there something I could replace it with? Also how do you think fresh cranberries would substitute for the blueberries!?

    1. Hi Ashley! I have made them before using all wheat bran and they were just as delicious! The fresh blueberries do add a little moisture so I would add a little bit more banana if you have some. If not, I wouldn’t worry too much! Let me know how they turn out!!

  3. What a delicious and healthy breakfast treat! Love making muffins because my kids will hardly ever sit down and eat before they go to school. Muffins are the perfect on the go breakfast!

  4. I’ve never had success with bran muffins, mine always come out super dry! Yours look so delish and moist that I’ll definitely give them a try. They must be perfect for breakfast! 🙂

    1. We have all had that problem!! I promise you that these will not be dry. If they are, I’ll mail you a batch to make up for it! 🙂

  5. btw what is MOB? lol. I love the flavors of banana and blueberries combined. These look so yummy. I’d just love to bite into one of them with a glass of cold milk.