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Carol's Core Banana Bran Breakfast Muffins

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There might be some controversy over whether these are CORE or not so to be on the safe side, I count the Points for them. I made the dozen over a week ago & so far have only had 4. they freeze great!I have a picture of them...wish I could share it!!







2 cups quick-cooking oats

1/2 cup oat bran

1/2 tsp salt

1 tbsp baking powder

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

Liquid Ingredients

3/4 cup Splenda Granular

2 large bananas -- very ripe, mashed**

1 tsp vanilla

1 lg egg -- beaten

2 tbsp canola oil

1 tbsp orange zest

1 1/2 cups skim milk -- soured w/lemon juice

2 cups Fiber One Cereal


Preheat oven to 375°

Pam spray 12 Texas size muffin tin or divide batter into regular size tins.


Stir all wet ingredients together including bran cereal.

Let stand 5 minutes or until the bran cereal is soft.


Combine all dry ingredients ; fold wet into the dry mixture. Batter is about the consistency of cake batter. Divide evenly into the muffin tins.


Bake 17-19 minutes.Test with a cake tester or toothpick for doneness.

Remove from oven & let cool for 5 minutes before removing from the tins.

Finish cooling on a wire rack


12 Jumbo Muffins @ 2 Points each or free on CORE




** I mash my bananas with my immersion blender till smooth & creamy.

***Any allowable fruits{ie: blueberries} can be added as long as they are a CORE fruit & not dried.

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Carol, these sound wonderful!


The only thing that I'm not sure is Core is the Fiber One Cereal, so if it's not Core, you'd only have to count the points for the Fiber One, if you're on the Core Plan.


Does anyone have any info on Fiber One? I'm not a big cold cereal eater, and the only cereal I'm really clear on is my beloved spoon-sized shredded wheat! I'll look it up right now!


Carol, thank you for the recipe!.....going to print it now!

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Guest judyo53

Supposedly one of these changes/corrections was that Fiber One is Core, which I was surprised it wasn't listed that way to begin with. However, I've yet to hear about any changes at my meeting. This one does make sense, though.

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From what I've been told the Fiber One is CORE because it has aspartame instead of sugar in the list of ingredients.

If WW considers bran cereal a potential "trigger" food I just can't see myself bingeing on a dry bran cereal! It would like eating sawdust!!!


A friend of mine substituted spoon sized shredded wheat with bran in place of the Fiber One. It made a smaller muffin but she says it works. Suggestion was to add about 1/8-1/4 cup more liquid.




PS....I made a batch of these yesterday using the shredded wheat with bran{crushed them a bit but not to make a 'flour}, stireed in 1 cup finely grated carrot & a peeled diced apple.They turned out great!!!

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Hi Carol! :wave:


Do you think I could substitute All Bran for the Fibre One? I've got a open box to use up.



"I have searched for the phrase "I shall walk the Earth and my hunger will know no bounds", but I keep getting redirected to Weight Watchers." Ianto Jones, Torchwood

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Thanks! Glad to know my favorite, shredded wheat can be subsituted.


I won't be using Fiber One now because I avoid products with aspartame. No wonder it's Core - no sugar! Good to know shredded wheat can be substituted.

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I made these tonight and halved the recipe to get 6 big muffins. I used all bran in place of the fiber one (cause that's all I had) and I added 1/2 cup of fresh cranberries (I'd double that if I was using the whole recipe).


OMG what a great recipe Carol! I licked the batter and even that was good. There was still a little crunch left in the all bran so it gave it a wonderful texture.


Thank you SO much for this recipe. I think I'll be using it a lot.



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