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Chocolate Banana Bran Muffins

August 3, 2014

I saw this recipe in an advertisement for All-Bran cereal in a magazine. I already have a banana bran muffin recipe that I like, and so I thought I should try this chocolate (actually, double chocolate) version. It’s very good!  The original recipe called for 1/3 cup chocolate chips, but I doubled that amount. I also substituted about half the milk for buttermilk, so don’t think it matters which kind of milk you use.

In other muffin news, I recently tried parchment paper muffin tin liners and they work great. It’s easier to get them off the muffins than regular paper liners.

chocolate banana bran muffins

1 1/4 cups All-Bran cereal

3/4 cup milk

1 cup flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1 Tbsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 egg

1/4 cup vegetable oil

3 large ripe bananas, mashed, with 12 slices reserved for topping

2/3 cup chocolate chips

Combine cereal and milk in a medium bowl and let soften for a few minutes while mixing other ingredients. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Before mashing the bananas, reserve 12 slices of banana to top the muffins. Beat egg, oil, and mashed banana into the cereal mixture. Stir into dry ingredients until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips and scoop into a paper-lined or greased muffin pan. The batter will fill the cups to the top. Top each muffin with a reserved banana slice.

Bake at 400 degrees F for about 20 minutes, or until they test done.

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