Banana-Bran Muffins or Snack Cake

I had some oat bran, whole wheat flour and bananas that I needed to use. So I looked in a notebook in which I keep lots of muffin and quick bread recipe clippings. I have had this recipe since 1987 so I guess it was time to use it. It is from Woman's Day 2/10/87. I made it as a snack cake in a 9x9 pan. It was very tasty.

Banana-Bran Muffins
1 large egg
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (3 large or 4 medium size)
1/2 cup raisins or chopped walnuts (I used raisins)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup oat bran or wheat bran
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 12 regular size or 10 if you want large muffins or line with baking cups. With a wooden spoon beat egg and sugar in a medium size bowl until smooth. Add bananas, raisins, oil and vanilla. Beat until blended then let stand 1 minute or so. Thoroughly mix flours, bran, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Add banana mixture and fold in with a spatula just until dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon into muffin cups and bake 20 to 25 minutes, until brown and springy to the touch. Turn out onto a rack to cool.


~~louise~~ said...

One more reason why I should never give up those files of loose recipes I have. I do think I will keep them just a bit longer. The thought of missing a classic like this just doesn't go well with me. I have a feeling, in these times, applesauce would be used in place of the vegetable oil.

Thanks for sharing Rochelle...

Tiny bakery said...

i love to use whole wheat flour in my quick bread.

i'll try this recipe ^^


Hi Rochelle(:)
Hope you are having a fun winter and all that(:)
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~~louise~~ said...

Hi Rochelle, Just popped in to say Hi! Hope all is well with you and yours...Louise:)

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Hi Rochelle, just in case time flies by, I just wanted to wish you a merry holiday season!!! Louise

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Esther said...

I can't tell you how happy we were to find this recipe. I used to make it all the time. When I last cleaned out my recipe box, this one must have stuck to the back of another. It's been missing in action for over a year. My daughter searched and found it here. These are absolutely the best muffins. Even our daughters' college friends that were picky eaters liked these.

seebabsrun said...

Thank you so much for publishing this. I had originally clipped the recipe from the magazine, and it accidentally got tossed in my last recipe box cleanout. These are absolutely the best. My girls didn't care for raisins, so I would just do pecans in them.