Lemon Banana Raisin Oat Bran Muffins

For dessert, Marian prepared a Lemon Banana Raisin Oat Bran Muffin recipe for the South Arm Cooking Club for Seniors. We had to bake the cake in a baking pan because there is no muffin tins in this kitchen which is a temporary location while South Arm Kitchen is undergoing renovation.


This is a high fiber recipe with the addition of oat bran cereal. It is a healthy muffin that you can have without guilt.


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup oat bran cereal
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed banana
  • zest from one lemon
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisin


P/S: milk and whole wheat flour are missing from the ingredients picture

Source: via Marian

Makes 12 muffins


Lemon-Banana-Raisin-Oat-Bran-Muffins-2Preheat the oven to 350F. Prepare muffin tins or baking pan by greasing with butter or oil and dusting with flour and knock off excess flour.

In a bowl, combine flour, cereal, baking soda, baking powder and mix well.

Lemon-Banana-Raisin-Oat-Bran-Muffins-6In a large bowl, cream together sugar and oil until light and fluffy.

Stir in bananas, eggs and lemon zest.

Lemon-Banana-Raisin-Oat-Bran-Muffins-7In a measuring cup, combine milk and lemon juice. Add to banana mixture. Add vanilla extract and mix well.
Lemon-Banana-Raisin-Oat-Bran-Muffins-8Add flour mixture to the wet ingredients gradually.
Lemon-Banana-Raisin-Oat-Bran-Muffins-9Fold in the raisins and walnuts.
Lemon-Banana-Raisin-Oat-Bran-Muffins-10Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins or baking pan. Bake in a 350F preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

The muffins are ready when a tooth pick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes and remove to cool on cooling rack.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Jennifer

    What oat bran cereal you used? Can I use the Quaker fast cook ones?

    1. Suanne

      Hi Jennifer, yes, you can use the quick cooking oats.

  2. alexandra

    Probably the best banana bran muffin I ever made!
    Uses all my favorite – guilt free – ingredients. I always sub oil for homemade applesause (I keep it in 1/2 cp containers in the freezer).

    Moist, fragrant, delish!
    Thanks for posting.

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