Weight Watchers Breakfast Recipes: Muffins, Breads Scones
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Ina's Chunky Low Fat Banana Bran Muffins (Small Batch)

Ina's chunky low fat banana bran muffins make for a lighter, healthier, moist sweet and delicious breakfast or brunch treat.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 235
Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living


  • 1/2 cup unprocesed bran
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons unsulfured molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup rasins, plumped in warm water and then drained well, if dry
  • 1/2 cup large-diced bananas (1/2 large banana)
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts


  • Position an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
  • Line 6 cup muffin tin with paper liners.
  • In a large bowl, combine the bran and buttermilk and let sit for 5 minutes. Stir in the butter, brown sugar, egg, molasses, orange zest, vanilla and salt until well blended.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda until well combined.
  • Add the flour mixture to the buttermilk mixture and stir just until combined. Don't over mix it or your muffins will be tough! Gently fold in the bananas, raisins and walnuts with a rubber spatula.
  • With an ice cream scoop or large spoon, evenly divide the batter amongst the six muffin cups, filling them till full.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until a cake tester or toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and place the muffin tin on a rack to cool. Let the muffins cool in the pans. When cool, gently remove them to a plate.

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 1 muffin
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *6
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *8
Nutrition Facts
Ina's Chunky Low Fat Banana Bran Muffins (Small Batch)
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 73
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.1g12%
Carbohydrates 34.9g12%
Fiber 3.7g15%
Protein 5.6g11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Muffins
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy bran muffins, low sugar muffins