Little Chefs: Fun and Easy Banana Bread

Little Chefs: Fun and Easy Banana Bread

Looking to test your cooking mastery? Want something sweet without insane amounts of sugar? Enjoy a super fun and easy way to make one of my favorites: yummy banana bread!

Banana bread is one of those classic, all-American comfort food recipes that fills the whole house with warmth and makes everything better. Banana bread is magic. This recipe has all the hallmarks of classic banana bread—it’s fluffy, moist, infused with sweet banana flavor, and beloved by toddlers and adults alike. Most of the steps can be done by little chefs under the supervision of mom or dad.

Prep time:

About 90 minutes

How much does this recipe make?

16 slices

What do you need:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1¾ c. sifted flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1/3 c. vegetable oil
  • 2/3 c. sugar
  • 1 c. mashed bananas (about 3 bananas)
Equipment and supplies:
  • oven (you’ll need help from your adult assistant)
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • mixer
  • sifter
  • spatula
  • small bowl
  • medium-size bowl
  • large bowl
  • bread pan coated with nonstick cooking spray
What to do:
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  • Beat eggs well in a small bowl.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
  • In a large bowl, add the vegetable oil.
  • Add the sugar a little bit at a time, and keep beating until the mixture is fluffy.
  • Add eggs to the mixture in the large bowl and beat well

(TIP: If you’re nutty for nuts, add chopped walnuts here!)

  • Add some of the flour mixture to the large bowl and beat well.
  • Add some of the mashed bananas and beat some more.
  • Continue adding flour, then bananas, then flour, then bananas, until everything is mixed in.
  • Pour mixture into the baking pan. Bake for 70 minutes.
  • Flip your banana bread out of the pan, let it cool for a bit.
  • Cut it into slices to eat and share!


How will you finish up yours?

My favorite choice is to eat it with fruit (like strawberries or blueberries) and decorate it with a bit of powdered sugar (but not too much)!



How did yours turn out? Send us pictures of your little chefs at work and your own easy recipes for kids. We’ll be happy to share with the #NoniTribe.




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