Recipe by SHERRY SMITH
"A tasty sweet muffin recipe that won't blow your diet. Bananas and dates team up with bran cereal for a tasty breakfast treat. You'll love it!"
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2 1/8 cups
medium ripe bananas, mashed
1 1/2 teaspoons
bran flakes cereal
dates, pitted and chopped
What a great way to use up bananas in a healthy, high-fibre way. This one's a keeper for me. I baked this in a bundt pan and made it a cake and it was super moist and tasty. I substituted: 1/2 cup sugar with 1/4 cup splenda and 1/4 cup sugar. 1/2 cup margarine with 1/2 cup applesauce. 12 dates with 1/2 cup sliced strawberries. For 1/12th of the cake, it's 2 points. Can't beat that!!
I found these muffins to be very dry and low in flavor. Baked goodies are a treat for me, and I want them to be exceptional. I would rather stick to my oatmeal for lowfat and have more flavor in my muffins. Sorry.
These muffins are okay.
I did reduce the baking powder by half (this is still probably more than necessary for 12 muffins) and doubled the cinnamon- both on the advice of other reviewers.
I thought it was interesting that this recipe has no milk, maybe a splash wouldn't hurt.
Also, I used 1/2 golden raisins and 1/2 dried figs instead of the dates. It was a good choice.
The inside of the muffin is nice and moist, very muffin-like denseness. However, I slightly overcooked mine. so the outside was a bit chewy.
Thank you for a good way to use up bananas
These were ok. I found myself digging through them just to get to the dates, and the rest of the muffin was just there to hold the dates in place. I subbed applesauce for the margarine, only used 1 T of baking powder because 2 seemed like you'd be able to taste it, and used a mix of whole wheat flour and AP. Not awful, but I won't be making these again.
After reading the previous comment. I decided to add 1/4 cup of butter milk and doubled the quantity of cinnamon. DH says they are great.
great reecipe! they came out really tasty, and texture was perfect.. i dont know why they didnt grow enough, but they were great! i added 12-15 dates chopped, almonds crumbs, and doubled the cinnamon. i also added 1/8 tsp nutmeg.. wow it was great!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 37
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