Banana Bran Walnut Muffins

A simple lush banana muffin full of goodness and quick and easy to make and bake.

This easy recipe is dedicated to my wonderful Zumba friends at Energize Studios Newcastle; an amazing group of people that are leading me down the path to a healthy life. 

I made these in mini muffin tins which made around 30. You can make them by generously filling large muffin tins which will make around 12 if you feel safer eating one than two or three.

Feel free to top with a frosting such as a mix of cream cheese, vanilla and Greek yoghurt, or even cream cheese with lemon.

1 cup wholemeal plain flour

1/2 cup wholemeal self raising flour

1 tsp bicarb soda

3/4 cup raw sugar

1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts

1 1/2 cups natural bran

3 large very ripe bananas (well mashed)

1 cup buttermilk

125g melted butter

1 egg

Sift together the flours and bicarbonate soda. Wholemeal flour will have husks that remain in the sieve, so return them to the flour after sifting. Add the sugar, walnuts and bran.

Mix together, then make a well in the centre. Add the mashed bananas, buttermilk, lightly beaten egg and melted butter. Mix lightly until the mix just comes together (do not overwork). Drop spoonfuls into the greased muffin tins of your choice. 

Bake in a 200 degrees celsius oven 15-20 minutes.