I love easy baking – ie things that don’t involve too many layers, decoration, time or ingredients, so this chocolate chip and banana bread was just the thing for a Sunday teatime (and TV series viewing).
It comes from Ella’s Kitchen (the makers of great organic food for babies and toddlers, and recently launched in South Africa), and takes around ten minutes to prepare, and an hour to bake.
Your kids can get involved with the mixing or measuring, and if not, then they’ll love the eating part. Hint: it’s especially good with peanut butter or Nutella, and even toasted in a toaster. My loaf disappeared in a quicker time than it took to bake it. It was that good (and we were that greedy).
My notes and tips:
– I find chocolate chips from the box quite bland, so I chopped up some Cadbury’s Bubbly instead.
– Baking powder can be used instead of “baking soda”
– I think nuts would be a great addition (my little dude doesn’t eat nuts, so I didn’t add them)
– Ella’s Kitchen smoothies and mixes can be found at leading baby stores (such as Baby City, Toys R Us and Baby Boom), and selected Spar and Clicks stores.