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Orange Banana Bran Muffins

Mornings, coffee and muffins...I like 'em all.
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 orange, grated rind and juiced
  • buttermilk as needed
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (approximately 2)
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts OR pecans (optional) 
  1. Cream butter, sugar and eggs until well combined
  2. Stir together flour, oat bran, baking powder and baking soda. 
  3. Grate rind off the orange. (try not to get any of the white pith as it adds a bitter taste)
  4. Cut orange in half and squeeze the juice into a measuring cup. 
  5. Add buttermilk to the orange juice until liquid equals 3/4 cup.
  6. Mash bananas. 
  7. Add the dry ingredients, liquid mixture and mashed bananas to the creamed mixture. Stir just until mixed, and no dry ingredients are seen. Add nuts if using.
  8. Place batter into well greased or paper lined muffin tins, filling right to the top. (making 9 large muffins)
  9. Bake in 375ยบ oven for 25-20 minutes. Allow to rest in pan muffin tins for 5 minutes, then remove to cooling rack. 


  1. Love coffee and muffins, sometimes mornings aren't as popular :). These muffins sound delicious Kathy!

  2. Another wonderful recipe! Just found your blog and so glad I did.


  3. Oh... I think I'll be making these soon! What great flavour additions to bran muffins.

  4. Oh yum...going to try these REAL soon! Totally my cup of tea, er, coffee...

  5. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Making them in a few minutes!!!

  6. Finally made these. Absolutely delicious! I used 1 C. all purpose flour and 1 C. white whole wheat flour. Since I was nearly out of sugar, only had 2/3 C. sugar but they tasted fine. Also I made 18 regular size (not 9 big ones) and baked them 18-20 min. Totally scrumptious..thank you for this recipe.

  7. I have made these and they are a favorite. I'm just wondering if you think I could substitute pumpkin puree for the mashed banana? Thanks.


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