When your toddler is driving you bananas! Make Banana Bread!
Lil’Bean is a climbing machine. If it can be climbed, he is there making it happen. His most common climbing place is the kitchen counter. He uses the step stool, opens a drawer and pops right up. Or in this case he brought over a chair!
I typically keep our fruit in a basket on the counter since we have moved in and I have had to hide it cause Lil’Bean has learned how to peel bananas! Like every banana in the bunch. He also is fond of his new skill of peeling oranges too. He has been an apple eating pro for quite some time.
Since he opened every banana that I had just bought I threw them in a bag and let them ripen a few days then whipped up Some Banana muffin/bread/cake.
Both my muffin tins and bread pans are in storage so we adapted a recipe for banana muffins (originally found on Sparkspeople.com) to make our Banana Oat Cake.
Banana Oat Cake
1 Cup Rolled Oats
1 Cup Milk
2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 Cup Sugar
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
½ Cup Margarine, melted and cooled
2 tsp Vanilla
2 Cup bananas mashed (4-5)
½ Cup Chocolate Chips
- Combine oats and milk. Set Aside.
- In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, salt baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- To soaked oat mixture, add melted margarine, eggs vanilla and bananas.
- Add wet mixture and chocolate chips to dry ingredients and stir only until flour is moistened
- Pour into greased 9x13 pan and bake at 375 degrees F for 25 minutes
Happy Go'en Bananas!