Bonding Over Banana Bread

Even if you’re nothing but a King of the Q, taking 20 minutes to mess around in the flour and baking powder is a great way to sneak in some quality Daddy time while teaching your kids their way around the kitchen.

Banana Bread is a dead easy thing to do. I mean, who doesn’t like mashing up bananas? You can use the potato masher, the back of a fork or if they really want to get dirty, let the kids squish em up with their fingers.

There’s nothing dangerous about this recipe, mix the wet and dry ingredients separately, then mash them together and stick ’em in a pan in the oven. You don’t need any electrical appliances and, most importantly, you don’t need any skill. That makes this the perfect daddy / toddler time recipe.

Toddler/Dad Friendly Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Preheat oven to 350

3 ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup oil
1 egg
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups of flour
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Mix the wet and dry separately. Then combine together and pour in a loaf pan. Bake for 50-55 minutes at 350 F.

What’s your favourite thing to make with your kids in the kitchen?

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  1. Carolyn Egerszegi September 7, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    What a coincidence! Csilla just asked me at bedtime tonight if we could make banana bread tomorrow and I just so happen to have 3 ripe bananas in the fridge. Thanks Buzz!

  2. Karen19 February 17, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Hey it's very nice to see your having fun with your kid.

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