QnE travel with kids; Banana Bread
Hello Mommies and Daddies, Welcome to our new travel series called Quick and Easy Travel with kids.
I’ll begin by being completely honest with my readers; Travelling with kids is not easy, it requires patience and time management but with a little bit of planning before hand, you can master the art and make your family trips very very rewarding.
If you have already ventured into the journey of motherhood, Im sure you know by now that three things can not, do not and will not wait even if the sky is falling.
- Meal times
- Naps or Bed times
- Bathroom trips
It is just the way these tiny little creatures are programmed to ensure their survival.
We will deal with 2 and 3 later but for today I have the recipe to a very basic snack that you can easily store in a cool dry place such as your hotel room. It will last for around a week if freshly baked and it is perfect for days when you have to race against time to catch an early group tour or flight.
Yes it is a modified version of your favorite tea time snack. I call it modified because I use natural sweeteners rather than sugar for the bread.
Ingredients (1 4×8 inch loaf)
- 2 medium sized over ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1/2 tsp of baking powder/soda
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/2 cups of oat flour
- 4 Dates without skin (for extra sweetness)
- 1/4 tsp of vanilla essence/ cinnamon powder
- 2 tbsps of cream
Mix all the dry ingredients together( Flour and baking powder). In a seperate bowl, whisk the egg until it smooth and fluffy, then add cream and butter and mix it well. Mash the bananas and dates(optional) separately and add it to the mixture of eggs, cream and butter. Then start folding in the dry mixture and once the batter is completely smooth add the vanilla essence/cinnamon powder. Grease a 4×8 pan with butter and pre heat the oven at 250 Degrees celcius. Then pour the batter into the pan and bake it for 15 to 20 minutes at 180 Degrees celcius. Once the surface of the bread has risen and cracked, you can turn off the oven and take your bread out of the pan.
Note: Do not over cook the bread because kids like the gooey texture of the bread its easier to chew. Plus donot prick the bread with a fork or a toothpick to check if it comes out clean because it wont. You will find traces of bananas and dates every time you prick.
Store it in a plastic container and you can easily carry this non messy finger food item with you in your baby bag.