Wednesday, 4 March 2009

another way to 5 a day

each day the children take packed lunch to school, sandwich, fruit, water, and some kind of treat. I won't give crisps, or sweets, or chocolate bars and therefore I am a "mean old mummy".
oranges have to be easy peel, or they come back "I couldn't get in it........."
apples have to be cored, quartered and wrapped in cling film or "I can't bite them without any front teeth"
bananas just come back "it got squashed. I don't like squashed bananas.........."

today they've got really really squashed bananas, and they had fun squashing them too.

combine 75ml full fat milk, and 1tsp vinegar and leave to stand for 10 minutes (it will curdle and look gross - perfect for cooking with children then...)

sift 250g plain flour ( I used doves farm gluten free), 1tsp bicarbonate of soda, and 1/2 tsp salt.

cream together 110g butter and 195g caster sugar

beat in 2 beaten eggs,

then 250g (2 or 3 bananas) mashed banana and

75g chocolate chips

fold in flour mix, and the now curdled milk, and mix gently.....

bake in greased 2lb loaf tin at 180C for 50-60 minutes.


  1. yummy!!! you have given me an urge to make a nice loaf cake. Jimmy loves cake but hates banannas unless they are green. x

  2. mmmmm must get some bananas now :-)

    oh and thank you so much for the idea about apples!! we are "without front teeth" here at the moment so apples unless cut up are difficult - never thought of cling film which i presume means they dont go brown?? am going to experiment now and see how they are in the morning!!
    Lesley x

  3. oh tess sorry forgot to say "thank you for the lavender idea re sleep issues - will find a nice lavendar heart tomorrow (well must also combine with excuse for shopping) and try it ! never even thought of that! you are very inspiring today with your apple idea and the lavendar now !

  4. Looks delicious - my usual recipe doesn't call for vinegar - I must give yours a try.

  5. I am Not Looking at the banana bread. It will make me large.

    I have a very similar recipe, a Bill Granger one. I leave bananas around in pockets furtively so I find them and then have to make it to use them up. My children eat bananas too fast to let them overripen.

  6. The combination of bananas and chocolate is my FAVORITE!

  7. Ooh, yummers! Will you please pack my lunches, too?

  8. Oh my that looks delicious! Whenever I visit a blog and someone has been baking it makes me want to get baking too!

  9. Ooh thanks for the recipe - ideal for making with Miss P1 - she adores bananas and baking. Love your crochet flower too - I've just discovered Attic24. Lucy's rather a celebrity now, isn't she?

  10. Yeah for squashed banannas! My kids are the same way with stuff I put in their lunch boxes!

  11. Thanks for the recipe T, I shall be adding it to the repertoire tomorrow! Will let you know how it sells!x

  12. Yum yum. I always love recipes for using up overripe bananas. Have made two so far this week!

  13. bananas and chocolate...looks good for me! my sons are 17 and 19 and they still won't eat apples unless they are cut...i gave them both apple slicers for christmas...i created two picky apple eaters. at least now they cut them themselves.

  14. Delicious! And the choc. chips makes it even mmore encouraging! ;o) Thanks for a great recipe! And thanks so much for your encouraging comment at my blog--I appreciate it! Happy Weekend to you all ((HUGS))

  15. Oh, I share your fruit pain. Unfortunately mine won't eat banana bread either!! However the chocolate chips might tempt them (or me!)


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