Banana Bran Muffins

Whole Grain/Whole Wheat
This recipe can help you introduce more whole grains to your meal!





12 muffins

Prep Time

15 minutes

Rise Time

45 minutes

Bake Time

30 minutes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 (4-1/2 tsp.) envelopes Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup butter OR margarine
  • 1 cup unprocessed wheat bran
  • 1-1/4 cups mashed banana
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Walnuts for garnish (optional)


Combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, undissolved yeast, and salt in a large bowl. Heat water, honey and butter until very warm (120° to 130°F). Stir in wheat bran; let stand about 2 minutes. Gradually stir into flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in banana and walnuts.

Spoon about 1/3 cup of batter into 12 (2-1/2-inch) greased muffin cups. Sprinkle with additional walnuts, if desired. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place for about 45 minutes.

Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes or until done. Remove from cups; serve warm.