8 May 2009

Today's nutritious recipe from Kinder Kitchen - Baby friendly banana cake

This recipe is a winner with babies, children and adults alike. Great for an afternoon snack or a lunch box treat and so quick and easy to make. Also ideal for using up those black bananas sitting in the fruit bowl that no one wants to eat but you can't bring yourself to throw away.
Baby friendly banana cake (from 12 months)
Ingredients:
4oz butter
2oz sugar
7oz self raising flour
2 eggs beaten lightly
2 large or 3 medium, very ripe bananas mashed with a fork
2 tsps. good vanilla essence
Method:
Preheat the oven to gas mark 4; 180C and grease a loaf tin
Mash the bananas with a sturdy fork
  1. Cream the butter and sugar together and next whisk in the eggs, one at a time
  2. Now add the mashed bananas, vanilla essence and flour and mix well together
  3. Scrape the mixture into the loaf tin and bake for 40 minutes on gas mark 4; 180C and then lower the temperature to gas mark 2; 150C and cook for a further 30 minutes.
Once cooked, remove from the tin and leave to cool on a wire rack.
Kinder Kitchen Yummy additions:
If there is no history of a nut allergy in the family, you could replace 1oz of the flour for ground hazelnuts or almonds to the mixture. For chocolate lovers, you could add 50g of finely chopped dark chocolate to the mixture.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Yum!
Made this the other day, 2 variations no less - one with nuts and the other with dark chocolate. Have to say, preferred the chocolate version!!