Banana Yogurt Bran Muffins

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Banana Yogurt Bran Muffins – Moist Banana Muffins with Greek yogurt, and bran cereal. Plus chocolate chips, because everyday should start with chocolate.

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day.  My husband didn’t have to work yesterday, so we enjoyed a great 3 day weekend as a family.  On Saturday we drove up into the mountains and did some hiking.  We hiked to the top of a mountain (Twin Sisters), which was about 2000 feet of elevation gain and 7.5 miles round trip.  My 7 year old did amazing!  He didn’t complain once!  Amazing what bribing them with ice cream will do 🙂  Sunday we got to have a barbeque with some friends, and Monday we relaxed.  I couldn’t have asked for much more.

banana yogurt muffins on a plate

I made these banana yogurt bran muffins during teacher appreciation week, and sent them to school.  I kept a couple here for us, and they disappeared very quickly.  I wasn’t sure how the bran cereal would do in a muffin, but it just disappeared and left great flavor.  I used Raisin Bran, because that is all I had, which just added a few more raisins to the mix.  I did mix in a few chocolate chips as well.  Sorry, I just couldn’t help myself!

banana yogurt muffins on a plate

I might have to mix up another batch of these banana yogurt bran muffins this week for our pending road trip.  As soon as school is out we are getting in the car and headed to see family in Wisconsin.  Snacks will definitely be needed on the drive. Or stashed in the freezer for when we get back!

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Banana Yogurt Bran Muffins

By Erin
Moist Banana Muffins with Greek yogurt, and bran cereal.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 1 cup bran cereal, (I used Raisin Bran)
  • 1 cup mashed bananas, about 3
  • 3/4 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins, (chopped nuts or chocolate chips would work well too)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a 12 cup muffin tin with non stick spray or liners.
  • Combine bran cereal, bananas and yogurt. Let stand for a few minutes for the cereal to soften. In a large bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and raisins. Set aside.
  • Add eggs, brown sugar, and the canola oil to the bran mixture. Pour bran mixture into the flour, and stir until just combined. Fill muffin cups about 3/4 full. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until a tester comes out clean. Cool in the pan for a few minutes before removing to a wire rack.


Adapted from Egg Farmers Ontario


Serving: 1g | Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 276mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Breakfast Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 199
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  1. Love the addition of yogurt and bran to these lovely muffins. Just getting ready for work and wish I had one right now with my coffee. Have a great Tuesday!

  2. Love these muffins, Erin. They look so moist! And just FYI, yours is the first site that I visit when I need muffin recipes. You rock at muffins!!!

  3. Erin, it sounds like you had an AWESOME memorial day weekend. I LOVE hiking – I never could have done all that age age 7! Your son ROCKS!

    These muffins look amazing. After all my sweets this weekend, i need something I can feel good about!

  4. Banana muffins are a favorite of mine and with addition of bran cereal makes them just a little more healthy. Glad your weekend was good sounds fun to go hiking.

  5. Sounds like a wonderful holiday! Your muffins look delish!! I love yogurt in my baked goods!

  6. I have raisin bran sitting in my pantry not being eaten… I’m so making these up to use them. Great idea. 🙂 Glad you had a eventful Memorial Day….I wished we had gotten out and about like you did. We succumbed to the heat and stayed indoors….boring!

  7. I love your recipe Erin. Bran makes it healthier and pleasant. If you bribe your son with ice cream to hike, I bribe mine with a lollipop! Imagine that, at more than 2,000 meters, we hike & sweat it out for lollipops! I, on the other hand, hike for ice cream like your son. LOL!

  8. these sound awesome + I love that they’re healthy. i bet they’d be delicious with chocolate chips! =)