My 2.5-year-old son is going through a phase of loving one food one day and hating it the next. This seems to be the case, for hotdogs, waffles, chicken nuggets, and peanut butter toast. Now, I know good and well that he likes these foods but some days he refuses to eat them. It can be endlessly frustrating to constantly feel like I am begging my son to eat real food. But, there is something that I can almost always count on. Bananas! My son loves fruit but especially bananas. He just needs the peel removed and he is good to go! So, I started thinking to myself “are there other ways to use bananas to switch up his favorite food?” and here is what I found!
I have tried to make recipes similar to this in the past and they haven’t gone over so well with my son or my husband. But, I am willing to give them another try with this recipe!
- 1 medium banana
- 1/3 cup peanut butter, all-natural
- 1/3 cup apple juice
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup flour, whole wheat
- 1 1/3 cup oats, dry
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Mix the first five ingredients very well.
- Then add whole wheat flour, oats, and baking soda.
- Blend all ingredients into the dry.
- Drop by teaspoon full onto cookie sheet.
- Flatten and shape with the back of a spoon.
- Bake in a 350-degree oven for 10 minutes.
I love this idea! It combines a breakfast favorite, French toast, with a unique flavor that I personally had not considered! I cannot wait to give it a try!
- 1 banana
- 1 egg
- Pinch of cinnamon
- 2 slices wholemeal bread
- Mash banana until smooth.
- Whisk in egg until well combined.
- Add a pinch of cinnamon and stir.
- Cut pieces of bread into three even pieces.
- Dip into the banana egg mixture to coat
- Fry in olive oil on medium heat until browned.
- Flip and brown the other side.
Chocolate peanut butter banana sushi
I love how easy this recipe is! As a busy mom, sometimes you need something quick and easy that won’t go to waste. I have a feeling this recipe is just that!
- 4 bananas still relatively firm
- 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 cup crisp rice cereal
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup chopped nuts
- In a shallow dish, heat up peanut butter for 30 seconds to become easier to spread.
- In another shallow dish combine cereal, chocolate chips, and nuts.
- Dip each banana into the peanut and coat fully, using a spoon if necessary to spread peanut butter over the banana.
- Coat the banana with the cereal mixture.
- Transfer the banana to a plate and allow it to set up in the fridge for 20 minutes or freezer for 5 minutes before slicing into 1 to 2-inch slices and serving.
Banana Bread Mini-Muffins
I love this recipe for its classic simplicity! If all else fails, banana bread and banana bread muffins are a sure-fire win!
- 1 ripe banana, medium-sized
- 2 tablespoons of butter, softened
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 cup of old-fashioned oats
- Preheat oven to 375. In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix well.
- Spoon into greased mini muffin tin pans.
- Bake for 20 minutes.