National Quick Bread Day!


Did you guys know that it's national bread day? I didn't... but the people at Driscoll's fruit let me know and asked if I wanted to make a bread recipe from them with their fruit. Sure thing I do!! The problem is I didn't get a chance to run to the store yet for the berries... so I'm totally going to make the recipe tonight! The Blackberry Walnut Streusel Quick Bread will be coming to your screens shortly! (of course you know I wont be able to leave it alone and plan on healthing it up... Hope you don't mind Driscoll's!?!?

So to keep you happy and full today I'm going to be bringing you a steph chows quick bread original!! And it's even quicker than quick bread since it's a quick bread in muffin form. HOORAY MUFFINS ARE BACK!! I know you've been missing the muffin mania right??

The other fun thing about this recipe is I tried out Wholesome sweeteners Organic zero... it's a zero calorie sweetener that is totally organic, no chemicals here! I think these muffins came out great texturally with the perfect amount of sweet. Love it!



Banana Bran Muffins (with chocolate chips if you are John)
by steph chows
makes 12 muffins

Whisk together:
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
dash salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup crushed bran flakes

In separate bowl, beat together
1/4 cup organic zero (or 1/4 cup white sugar)
1 egg or to make it vegan (1Tbs ground flax seeds + 1 Tbs water)
3 super over ripe medium sized bananas

Slowly add dry ingredients to wet mixture. Don't overmix. If you like add in:
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Fill muffin tins two-thirds full. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of muffins comes out clean.

21 chews:

tam said...

That looks like one delicious muffin! x

m.e (Cathie) said...

nice Steph!
that's a great recipe & it looks like something I would even eat! (maybe minus the egg)

stephchows said...

tam- they are so so tasty!

cathie- I just added in the conversion to get rid of the egg and make them vegan! I hope you like them!

Natalie said...

i'm always looking for ways to use bran and these sound delicious! can't wait to try them :)

Anne said...

Those muffins look delicious! I <3 muffins :) That's awesome that the organic zero worked well!

Astra Libris said...

Wow, I didn't know there was a national quick bread day!! SO cool! :-)

I'm super excited that muffins are back!! :-) I looooove muffins... especially muffins that give me an excuse to use over-ripe bananas! :-) YUM! :-)

Mags said...

Can't believe I didn't know it was national quick bread day. I missed national bundt day too. Obviously I need a calendar.

Muffins look great Steph... you know I loves me some muffins, especially the whole grain ones.

brandi said...

ooh, I didn't know it was national quick bread day! I'll have to think about that :)

Natalie said...

I dont make quick bread often... but I may after seeing your recipe tomorrow!

These look scrumptious! Especially with chocolate chips!

You have me curious about the organic zero - I'll have to experiment this weekend.

You have me curious about the organic zero - I'll have to experiment this weekend.

This healthy a muffin should not looks so good. Proves we can eat well, enjoy the taste and have a nice looking baked good.

This healthy a muffin should not looks so good. Proves we can eat well, enjoy the taste and have a nice looking baked good.

Steph said...

I never knew there was national quick bread day. I always miss your muffins!

Caddie said...

Those sound great! What did you bake it at -- 350 degrees?

stephchows said...

Caddie good catch!! you are right 350! I'll update the post! thanks!!

brandi said...

ooh, I didn't know it was national quick bread day! I'll have to think about that :)

Astra Libris said...

Wow, I didn't know there was a national quick bread day!! SO cool! :-)

I'm super excited that muffins are back!! :-) I looooove muffins... especially muffins that give me an excuse to use over-ripe bananas! :-) YUM! :-)

Anne said...

Those muffins look delicious! I <3 muffins :) That's awesome that the organic zero worked well!

m.e (Cathie) said...

nice Steph!
that's a great recipe & it looks like something I would even eat! (maybe minus the egg)

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