• 1 cup unprocessed wheat bran

  • 1 cup Buttermilk shaken

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature

  • 0.25 cup light brown sugar lightly packed

  • 2 extra large Eggs at room temperature

  • 6 tablespoons unsulphered molasses

  • 1 teaspoon grated Orange Zest

  • 0.5 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1.5 cups Plain Flour

  • 0.75 teaspoon Baking powder

  • 0.25 teaspoon baking soda

  • 0.5 teaspoon Kosher Salt

  • 1 cup Raisin

  • 1 cup large diced Banana

  • 0.5 cup chopped walnut


  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place paper liners into 1 (10 or 12-cup) muffin tin.

  • 2.

    Combine the bran and buttermilk and set aside. Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment for about 5 minutes, until light and fluffy. With the mixer on low, add the eggs, 1 at a time. Scrape the bowl and then add the molasses, orange zest, and vanilla. (The mixture will look curdled.) Add the bran/buttermilk mixture and combine.

  • 3.

    In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the flour mixture to the batter just until combined. Don't overmix it! Fold in the raisins, bananas and walnuts with a rubber spatula.

  • 4.

    With an ice cream scoop or large spoon, fill the muffin cups to the top and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean.

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Posted by jo91Report
just made them, they have a really nice taste and are very healthy and easy to make. i didn't have plain flour so used a mixture of self raising and wholemeal, which turned out really nice, and also a mixture of dates and raisins. i'd probably add more walnuts and mash up some of the banana so that the flavour of it is more evenly dispersed throughout the muffin