Why I Love This Recipe
Bananas are packed with potassium and iron and are great for boosting low blood sugar and energy levels. But not all kids are mad about them. So how about disguising things like banana in baked items like muffins or banana bread? They can be baked and frozen at home and kids will love to help.
Nutritional analysis (per serving):
2 g protein
5 g fat
24 g carbohydrate
1 g fiber
27 mg cholesterol
155 mg sodium
37 mg calcium
0.8 mg iron
Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.
Ingredients You'll Need
•1¾ c. sifted flour
•2 tsp. baking powder
•¼ tsp. baking soda
•½ tsp. salt
•1/3 c. vegetable oil
•2/3 c. sugar
•1 c. mashed bananas (about 3 bananas)
Equipment and supplies:
•oven (you'll need help from your adult assistant)
•measuring cups and spoons
•bread pan coated with nonstick cooking spray
1.Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
2.Beat eggs well in a small bowl.
3.In a medium-size bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
4.In a large bowl, add the vegetable oil. Add the sugar a little bit at a time, and continue beating until the mixture is fluffy.
5.Add the eggs to the mixture in the large bowl and beat well.
6.Add some of the flour mixture to the large bowl and beat well. Then add some of the mashed bananas and beat some more. Continue adding flour, then bananas, then flour, then bananas, until everything is mixed in.
7.Pour mixture into the baking pan. Bake for 70 minutes.
8.Flip your banana bread out of the pan, let it cool for a bit, and cut it into slices to eat and share!
Variations and suggestions:
Banana muffins can be made from this recipe as well. Muffins are easy to eat on the go and kids who take a while to get going in the morning, can easily grab one on the way to school.
•Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
•Prepare the recipe the same as you would for the banana bread.
•Line a muffin tin with paper liners or lightly spray with nonstick spray. Spoon in the muffin mix. Fill each muffin cup about 2/3 of the way up.
•When muffins are finished baking, remove from muffin tin and cool them on a wire rack.
•Enjoy your berry tasty muffins!
•Bake for about 20 minutes.
If you're nutty for nuts, add chopped walnuts during Step 6.