I hate sneaking food into my children's diets, so I thought I would share some of the recipes that I make with my kids (ages 4 & 2)! When kids help cook, they rarely avoid the food because they helped to make it! I'll try to note steps that even the youngest children can help with in the kitchen! This is definitely the recipe for you, even if you don't have kids! Kids can help with almost all of this recipe, so let them learn after you prep the berries!
What you'll need to make it!
2 or 3 ripe bananas (2 if using large bananas), peeled and smashed
1 quart very ripe strawberries, hulled (greens cut off) and smashed
1/3 cup melted butter (yes this means you can melt in the microwave)
1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
1 egg, beaten (just with a fork is fine)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt (no more than 1/4 teaspoon)
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
How to make it!
Kids love to smash stuff, so let them smash the ripe bananas and strawberries using a fork or potato masher until almost smooth. No need for a mixer for this recipe unless you like your banana/strawberry mixture really smooth. Preheat the oven to 350°F. With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed strawberry/banana mixture in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered (sorry non-stick spray won't cut it) 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.
This recipe does not double well, so if you need two loaves you should probably make two batches!
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