Great-start-to-the-day banana bran muffins

Lightly spiced, packed with goodness and oh-so simple to make – it’s easy to rise and shine the right way with these delicious banana bran muffins.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snacks and Sides
Servings 12
Calories 225 kcal
Dairy Free, Kid Friendly


Great-start-to-the-day banana bran muffins

  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • cups bran flakes or wheat bran
  • ½ cup sultanas or raisins
  • ½ cup golden syrup
  • ¼ cup oil eg canola
  • 3 very ripe bananas large, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence or extract
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • ¾ cup natural yoghurt or coconut yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs optional


  • Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a 12-hole medium or large muffin pan with paper cases.
  • Sift flour and cinnamon into a medium mixing bowl. Stir in a pinch of salt, bran flakes and dried fruit.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together golden syrup, oil, banana, vanilla, eggs, yoghurt and baking soda until smooth.
  • Fold the flour mixture into the wet mixture with a large metal spoon until combined, being careful not to over-mix.
  • Spoon into cases and sprinkle with both the seeds and cacao nibs (if using). Bake for 20-25 minutes or until risen and the tops are lightly golden and spring back when gently pressed. Take out of oven and leave to stand for at least 5 minutes before removing from tin.

Top tip:

  • Muffins freeze well, so tuck some away to enjoy another day


Whether you’re heading out for a lazy picnic or need a quick brekkie on the go, these banana bran muffins tick all the boxes. Topped with the goodness of chia seeds, pumpkin seeds and the chocolately crunch of cacoa nibs, these muffins shine with flavour from the inside-out.
These muffins freeze well, so go ahead and make an extra batch to pop in the freezer for when you need a quick muffin hit. They’re also great to pop in your kids’ lunchboxes.