Easy Banana Bran Cottage Cheese Muffins

by Dagmar Bleasdale on February 29, 2016

banana bran cottage cheese muffins, DagmarBleasdale.com

Banana Bran Cottage Cheese Muffins

I felt like making muffins yesterday, so Landon and I got busy in the kitchen.

Instead of buying a packaged mix from the store, I like throwing things together at home because those boxed mixes are usually filled with gene-manipulated ingredient I want to avoid.

I could buy organic muffin or cake mixes, but they are pretty pricey, and I usually have the ingredients I need at home.

When I say throwing together, I mean it – when it comes to baking, I usually don’t use a recipe and make it up as I go.

Little bit of this and little bit of that.

So far that has worked out well; I don’t recall ever having to throw out a batch.


I have an idea what I need to mix to make muffins — eggs, flour, butter, sugar, baking soda, baking powder — and then I usually add flax meal or wheat bran and protein powder and whatever else sounds healthy.

In this case I added a ripe banana and cottage cheese because L doesn’t like either — unless it’s in a muffin.

I didn’t plan to post this recipe, but they turned out so yummy that I wanted to share them since I haven’t posted a recipe in a while for you all.

And I can’t imagine there are many recipes for banana bran cottage cheese muffins out here.

Don’t they look yummy? Come on, you want to make these! They are full of protein and fiber.


Banana Bran Cottage Cheese Muffins


  • 1 cup of cottage cheese (I used 1% fat)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 stick of melted butter (I always prefer organic)
  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour (or rice flour if you want less gluten)
  • 1 cup of cane sugar (I used Xylitolhere is why)
  • 2 eggs


  • Preheat the oven to 350° degrees
  • It doesn’t get easier than this: just mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl. If the batter is too thick, add an egg white instead of more butter or oil.
  • Then divide the batter into 12 cupcake wrappers.
  • Bake at 350° degrees for about 15 minutes. They are done if you stick a wooden pick into the middle of one and it comes out clean.

Let them cool, and then enjoy!


Here is a tip: they taste even better the next day! They are fluffy, and since there are so many different ingredients in there, the banana and cottage cheese flavors are not overwhelming.

Banana Bran Cottage Cheese Muffins, DagmarBleasdale.com

Have you ever added cottage cheese to a muffin recipe?

Don’t forget to pin this recipe for later!

banana bran cottage cheese muffins, DagmarBleasdale.com



{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Crystal May 16, 2016 at 11:28 AM

These do look good! I love healthier versions of baked goods. Thanks for stopping by #HomeMattersParty


Cynthia Rusincovitch May 15, 2016 at 2:03 PM

I’m always trying to find a sneaky way to get bran into my diet. These are a perfect way to do it! Thanks for linking up with Delicious Dishes Recipe Link Party!


CJ Huang | Morsels of Life May 12, 2016 at 12:56 PM

Sounds like you snuck quite a bit of healthiness into these muffins! They look wonderful. :)


Edye May 11, 2016 at 12:58 PM

These look so yummy! Thanks for sharing :) Found your blog through wake up wednesday.

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Chris Macheal May 11, 2016 at 5:07 AM

These cheese muffins are yummy! Can’t wait to try. Thanks for sharing


Emily March 13, 2016 at 1:20 PM

These do sound really yummy! Pinned and tweeted :) Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday!


Cynthia Rusincovitch March 11, 2016 at 9:54 PM

I usually hate using boxed stuff as well and always feel so guilty when I run out of time and am forced to use them. Thanks for linking up with Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!


Jean McGee February 29, 2016 at 8:18 PM

Look D-licous BUT where is the bran???


Dagmar Bleasdale March 1, 2016 at 12:38 AM

You’re right, I meant wheat bran instead of flax meal. Fixed :)


Rita C at Panoply February 29, 2016 at 10:45 AM

Those look yummy Dagmar! Would the protein powder be necessary, or what might you suggest as a substitute if it’s a needed ingredient?


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