Breakfast banana cake
This is a fabulous recipe. Super simple to make and results in a moist, delicious cake.
It is also something that could be a hit for those fussy eaters who are okay with bananas.
More exciting, the ingredients are appropriate for any time of the day (which is why I named it a breakfast banana cake).
If you have a child who is stuck on one breakfast option, sometimes introducing something that appears ‘treaty’ is a great way to introduce new choices. Similarly, this is a food which could be served at lunch.
Offering new foods for a picky eater is always a positive!
(For one small cake)
¼ cup butter (softened)
1/8 cup sugar (I used coconut sugar). I would cook without next time as the result was over sweet, but we are generally low sugar so sweeten to taste.
1 ½ mashed bananas (the riper, the sweeter)
½ tsp vanilla
2/3 cup oats (rolled oats would work best)
1/3 cup flour (I used wholemeal)
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp salt
½ cup choc chips (I used sultanas as I didn’t have choc chips!)
Heat oven to 175˚
Cream butter and sugar together (if not adding sugar, just cream butter). Add mashed bananas, egg and vanilla and beat together.
Gently mix in all remaining ingredients (don’t overmix)
Pour into a greased baking dish. I used a small dish, so the mixture was deep (helps to keep it moist).
Bake for 20-30 mins until done
Judith, MA Cantab, Post Grad Dip Psychology, is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
Learn more about Judith here: https://theconfidenteater.com/about/