We would like to introduce our new weekly blog to you:
RECIPE OF THE WEEK!
I want to use this opportunity to inspire you all to get creative in the kitchen and introduce some exciting new tastes to the little ones in your care.
Our first recipe of the week is the ever so easy and delicious BANANA BREAD! But this is no ordinary banana bread, this is a gluten and dairy free alternative! After nannying for and personally suffering from allergies, finding a recipe as scrumptious and as easy as this got me very excited! So I thought this would be a great first recipe to share with you! Even all of you ‘non-bakers’ out there will find this a ‘piece of cake’!
This recipe comes from the lovely ‘Red Velvet Chocolate Heartache’ by Harry Eastwood. Her book is described as ‘the ultimate feel-good book of natural cakes that taste naughty’. All of her recipes contain vegetables! Great for sneaking all those extra veggies in for those fussy eaters!
It is a simple recipe too, so get the children involved to help weigh out the ingredients and mix them together!
140g banana, mashed 2 medium eggs
140g caster sugar 150g grated courgette (I leave the skin on)
150g rice flour (you can use plain flour if you need to, but it will not be gluten free then)
2 tsp. gluten-free baking powder (again you can use normal baking powder, but this will not be gluten free)
1/4 tsp. salt 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp. mixed spice
Optional: 25g finely chopped brazil nuts 25g finely chopped pecans
Preheat the oven to 180C and grease a loaf tin.
Whisk the eggs and sugar until light in colour and creamy. Add the mashed banana and whisk until completely mixed.
Add the grated courgette, the flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla, cinnamon and mixed spice.
Carry on whisking until completely blended.
If using, mix in 3/4 of the chopped nuts and then pour the mixture into the tin and sprinkle the remaining nuts on top.
Place in the preheated oven for 45 minutes.
Leave to cool before serving to your littles ones for an afternoon treat!
We would love to see your pictures of your banana bread creations and how you got the children involved!
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