Banana Chip Bran Muffins

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In my opinion, these muffins are the ‘perfect’ snack. They have a great balance of protein and fiber to keep you satisfied, and just enough complex carbohydrates from the banana for energy that lasts. They are moist and delicious, and what’s even better is that they are low in calories, so you could have 2 muffins for only 150 calories! These muffins would also make a wonderful quick breakfast, with a side of yogurt or eggs. Kids are sure to love these, and who knows… you just might ‘feel’ like a kid again when you’re biting into one!


The estimated total time to make this recipe is 25-30 minutes.


Preheat the oven to 350 and spray muffin tin lightly with non-stick cooking spray, (or use 6 foil or silicone muffin liners). Mix dry ingredients in one medium bowl, and the wet ingredients in another.


Combine wet and dry ingredients, mixing until everything is combined. Add in the chocolate chips last, and stir until they are just mixed throughout the batter. Distribute the batter evenly between the muffin liners. Bake for 15 -20min or until a toothpick comes out clean.


1/2Large over-ripe banana
1/2 cupEgg Whites
1/4 cup Water
1/2 cup Protein powder
1/2 cupWheat bran
1/2 tbsBaking powder
1/2 tspCinnamon
1/2 cupBaking stevia OR 1 cup sweetener of choice that measures like sugar 1
2 tbsMini chocolate chips OR walnuts, chopped

1 I used NuNaturals More Fiber Stevia Baking Blend. If using packets of stevia, I recommend using about 8-12, or adjust according to taste.

Katie's Tip!

I cut this recipe down to make 6 muffins, because when I bake it is only for two people, however you could always double the recipe, and freeze any leftovers!

Nutrition Breakdown

6 Muffins
75 Calories per Muffin
2 g Fat
7 g Carbohydrate
3 g Fiber
1.5 g Sugar
10 g Protein
2 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving


Naomi(onefitfoodie) said:

MAKING THESE!! i have all of the ingredients!! and banana nut protein!! that would be PERF thanks girl!

May 19th, 2010 — 7:12am  |  Reply

Jenna said:

These look fantastic! I don’t know if I could be trusted around these. I would probably eat all 6 mini muffins. :)

May 19th, 2010 — 10:16am  |  Reply

Erica said:

These look great Katie! I love reading your blog as you have so many tasty recipes!

May 19th, 2010 — 7:03pm  |  Reply

Jennifer said:

I agree with Erica. I can always rely on you to have an amazing recipe to try! I have wanted to make banana chip muffins for a long time and seeing that picture has talked me into it. You’re amazing girl!

May 19th, 2010 — 9:19pm  |  Reply

katie said:

KATIE!! hey love!! what an AMAZING recipe! love you so mucho! these look AWESOME!

May 19th, 2010 — 9:41pm  |  Reply

katie said:

hey girl again! whats the protein count in these?

May 20th, 2010 — 8:42pm  |  Reply

eatmovelove said:

What a great blog! Love it. You are gorgeous – your pic looks like Kristin Chenoweth!!
Found you through Katie’s blog when she showed your muffins…but yours looks extra cakey!

May 23rd, 2010 — 2:28pm  |  Reply

christina said:

mmm i definitely would love some of these!

May 24th, 2010 — 12:31pm  |  Reply

Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle said:

those look so good! I’ll have to give them a go-a-round soon!

May 31st, 2010 — 8:13pm  |  Reply

Tes said:

These were SOOO good!! I didn’t have any protein powder but really wanted to try the recipe out- it appealed to me because it didn’t include flour! I just used the wheatbran, and instead of the protein powder added some ground quick oats and cottage cheese. SO. GOOD. Thank you so much for another fabulous recipe! :D

June 9th, 2010 — 9:01pm  |  Reply

Katharina said:

Hey! I saw these on a blog and these sound delicious! I love bananas and especially when baking (they get even sweeter YUM), and I’m going to use white chocolate chips since I don’t have any other on hand. But I’m not complaining ;) I also was thinking of adding sesame seeds because I like some crunch but for some reason I usually don’t like nuts in baked good. Anyway, I was wondering are these mini muffins or just regular muffins? Thanks! Have a great day :D


June 23rd, 2010 — 7:39am  |  Reply

Ana Maria said:

banana chip muffins are great! i’ve tried store bought mixes, and there’s no comparison!

March 17th, 2011 — 11:04am  |  Reply

Ashley said:

Could I use oats instead of wheatbran or flour?

June 28th, 2011 — 6:40am  |  Reply

Morgan said:

What could you sub for protein powder? Another type of flower?

January 7th, 2012 — 1:46pm  |  Reply

Delia said:

What is the consisitancy of the batter suppose to be? I was so excited to try these but mine was very liquidy and the bran separated from the liquid when it baked. =\

July 8th, 2012 — 2:30am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

Hi Delia! It should work… Did u try to bake them?

July 8th, 2012 — 1:44pm  | 

Delia said:

Haha I did! I used liquid egg whites though, do you think that’d have anything to do with it?

July 8th, 2012 — 4:59pm  | 

Dashing Dish said:

no, shouldnt be a problem…how did they turn out?

July 8th, 2012 — 9:41pm  | 

Delia said:

Also the egg whites didn’t need to be whipped or anything did they?

July 8th, 2012 — 4:59pm  | 

Delia said:

What should the batter consistency be on these? Mine were extremely liquidy and separated when it was baking. Help please! =\

July 8th, 2012 — 2:37am  |  Reply

Lydie said:

Hi! Can I ask what kind of protein powder you use? I tried trading the wheat bran for peanut flour and wanted the calorie count so I entered everything in the MyFitnessPal app on my phone and got around 150 cals per muffin.. Wondering if it’s because of the peanut flour or my kind of protein powder which is Bio-X Whey Protein Isolate!

Thanks :)

March 13th, 2013 — 11:09am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

designer whey vanilla :)

March 13th, 2013 — 12:48pm  | 

Katie Farrell said:

Oooo..Banana protein powder would be AMAZING in these! Let me know how they turn out! :)

May 19th, 2010 — 7:20am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Hey Katie! 10 g per muffin! :) (my protein powder is 20g protein/ scoop though) :)

May 21st, 2010 — 5:49am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

@eatmovelove…Thanks so much…You are too sweet! That is too funny about the Kristin Chenoweth look-a-like comment…I’ve never been told that before! :) She’s cute though, so i’ll take it as a compliment! ;)

May 23rd, 2010 — 7:25pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Thanks Tes! Wow…sounds like a great variation! :) So glad you liked them! :)

June 10th, 2010 — 6:33am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

hey katharina! thanks! :) they are regular muffins! :)

June 23rd, 2010 — 4:20pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

yes ashley!

June 28th, 2011 — 8:25am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

you could use regular ww flour, and plain vanilla pro. powder!

January 8th, 2012 — 11:06am  |  Reply

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