Easy and Healthy Banana Bread for Toddlers, Babies and Kids
Snacks that use fruits and vegetables as ingredients are a healthy, and a sweet option to help fuel toddlers who always are on-the-go. One of the best memories people have once they’ve grown up is of being in the kitchen and helping with cooking and baking. Easy and healthy banana bread for toddlers, babies and kids gives you the opportunity to create something together. It’s not only a fun family bonding time, the results are delicious and fun to eat!
Easy Healthy Banana Bread Recipe
Here’s one terrific recipe for easy and healthy banana bread:
– 2 eggs
– 1/4 tsp. baking soda
– 2 tsp. baking powder
– 1/2 tsp. salt
– 1 3/4 cups flour
– 1/3 cup vegetable oil
– 1/2 cup sugar
– 3 mashed bananas, about 1 cup
First, beat eggs in a small bowl, then sift together salt, baking soda, baking powder and flour in a separate bowl. In a larger bowl, add vegetable oil. Then add sugar in small amounts as you continue beating to make mixture light and fluffy. Add your eggs to the mixture and beat well, then add flour mixture, alternating with adding the mashed bananas. Once all ingredients are mixed together, stir thoroughly and pour mixture into the baking pan, (dimensions: 8.5″ X 4.5″ X 2.75″). Bake for 70 minutes at 350 degrees.
Now it’s time for the fun part. Flip the loaf of bread out of the pan, let it cool, slice and enjoy! You’ll get at least 16 slices of yummy banana bread, depending on the thickness of your slices.
Kids’ Favorite Aspects of Baking
Once kids are old enough, they love helping in the kitchen, especially when it comes to baking something delicious. They can help with doing things like sifting dry ingredients, stirring and pouring into pans (with adult supervision). However, anything requiring using an electric mixer or using the oven should always be done by adults.
Baking together provides a great way to begin teaching kids to cook and to become familiar with and comfortable in the kitchen. Cooking is a skill that boys and girls alike can learn and enjoy. You may even spark an interest in cooking professionally when they grow up! Learning to cook helps develop confidence. Learning useful skills like the correct way to measure ingredients will stay with kids even when they’ve grown up. Everyone will probably agree that tasting the results of your fun kitchen time is the best part of the adventure!