Banana bread is one delicious loaf that makes a good and nutritious breakfast for kids rather than the usual bread loaf. However, some banana bread recipes are made so sweet with the addition of lots of sugar, a little banana and maybe banana flavour in place of real bananas.
Here is a banana bread recipe that you can comfortably make for the kids and the whole family with the assurance that they are having a healthy breakfast, lunchbox snack or treat. It contains oats and dates powder which are both good sources of carbohydrate and fibre, as well as some essential vitamins and minerals added to give you this beautiful delicious goodness. If you would rather watch the video, then scroll down to get there and see how I made this.
- 2 very ripe or overripe bananas
- 1½ cups plain or self raising flour
- 1½ tsp baking powder (if using plain flour)
- ½ tsp baking soda (also called sodium bicarbonate or bicarbonate of soda)
- ¾ cups ground oats
- 4 tbsps dried dates powder (make yours here)
- ¼ cup buttermilk (make your own)
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla flavour
- Pinch of salt
Watch the video
- Preheat your oven to 160°C (Depending on your oven hotness, you can do up to 180°C)
- Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl i.e. flour, baking powder (if using), baking soda, ground oats, dried dates and salt)
- In another bowl, break in the eggs, whisk well then add the buttermilk, vegetable oil and vanilla flavour.
- Mash the bananas well, add to the wet bowl and mix well.
- Pour the dry ingredients in the bowl with the wet ingredients and gently mix well to combine them thoroughly.
- Scoop into a baking tin and bake in the oven for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
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