Banana Bran Muffins with Glaze

20 Jan

Bran gets a bad rep.

For being such a super food, people usually look at bran and say, “Ha! Only old people eat that!” (With absolutely no offense to old people. They are the smart ones for eating the stuff in the first place. Respect your elders, yo. They are wise.)

These muffins are really really good. Yes they have bran. Yes you can taste it. And if that bugs you, you should try and learn to love it. Especially when the bran muffin has banana and is topped with a sweet, honey glaze.

Butter chillin' in the background

Banana Bran Muffins with Glaze


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat bran
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
Honey Sugar Glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp milk (more or less as you need it)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a muffin tin.Mix together flour, bran, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.


Beat butter, brown sugar, bananas and milk together. Add in vanilla and eggs and beat until combined. Incorporate dry ingredients. Pour batter into muffin compartments.

Bake for  20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with few moist crumbs (not dry though!). Cool muffins in tin for 5 minutes, and then on wire rack.

For glaze, beat together powdered sugar, milk, honey, and vanilla until combined. Pour over muffins when they are cooled.




4 Responses to “Banana Bran Muffins with Glaze”

  1. Tina @ Babycakes Blog January 26, 2012 at 8:57 am #

    Those look really good, and I agree, people need to learn to love bran! I am going to have to try those for my blog!

  2. dow jones industrial average February 8, 2012 at 5:26 pm #

    i love your blog, i have it in my rss reader and always like new things coming up from it.

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