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So, bananas?

Postby Riotproof » 16 Aug 2015, 22:06

She seems to like the taste, but she has trouble holding it up even with the skin on.
Was there a recipe for banana oat something? Or am I misremembering?
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Re: So, bananas?

Postby yorkshirepudding » 17 Aug 2015, 00:57

http://simply-delicious-food.com/2014/0 ... -pancakes/

Like this? I think I've made something similar.

Or mash it up t o go on bread etc? Enjoy!
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Re: So, bananas?

Postby qbm » 17 Aug 2015, 06:49

Not sure if this is the kind of thing you mean but I make these a lot and everyone loves them!

Whizz the following with a handblender to make batter - 2 cups oats, 1.25 cups milk, 1 ripe banana, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1 lge egg (add egg at end). Fry exactly as you would pancake (drop scone/scotch pancake) batter.

They freeze well - the last batch I made I used two eggs. Also, the consistency of the batter should be similar to normal pancake mix so add more milk if it needs it.
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Re: So, bananas?

Postby Riotproof » 17 Aug 2015, 11:07

Thank you both! Yes, that's pretty much what I had in mind, but I'm sure I remember some three ingredient recipe with banana, oats and something that makes a biscuit.

I ended up blitzing a banana, apple, handful Craisins, 2cups oats, and a tiny bit of maple syrup and baking into fingers and round shapes. We'll see how she goes.
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Re: So, bananas?

Postby mamapup » 17 Aug 2015, 11:34

We make similar banana pancakes a lot too. Very popular here.
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Re: So, bananas?

Postby Lily » 17 Aug 2015, 18:22

How is she with a loaded spoon? Worth trying blitzed banana with yogurt, or blitzed frozen banana 'ice cream'?
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Re: So, bananas?

Postby Mummamac » 18 Aug 2015, 10:50

You can make banana oat 'biscuits' with a mashed banana, Cup of oats and I like to add a spoonful of peanut paste or tahini for a little protein boost (or choc chips if I feel naughty!) then shape into balls or fingers and bake u til golden (I think about 15min in med oven).

My DS doesn't actually like banana by itself but will slurp down a smoothie (banana, milk and a pinch of nutmeg) in seconds. :-)
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Re: So, bananas?

Postby Riotproof » 19 Aug 2015, 12:59

The banana icecream is a great idea. DS loves that too.

I won't do such a huge concentration of peanut or sesame because of DS allergies. I'd prefer her to get incidental exposure first, which is not easy for me.

I really should stop worrying about it. She only wants to eat what I'm eating, today she ate from my piece of raisin toast and rejected her finger. I don't do cereal. I probably need to work on my baked oatmeal recipe that is a favourite of mine to make it less sugary, and I'll need to use something other than honey. Also, I haven't challenged her on dairy and egg yet, of which I use in both.
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Re: So, bananas?

Postby Ali70 » 19 Aug 2015, 13:41

There's a banana cake/loaf recipe in the Baby Led Weaning cookbook which Sproglet loves. I find it quite sweet but there's no added sugar in it, just the natural sugars from the banana. It does contain eggs.

Let me know if you don't have the book and want the recipe and I'll type it up.
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Re: So, bananas?

Postby Treeb » 19 Aug 2015, 19:51

I like this recipe: http://m.allrecipes.com/recipe/233012/n ... mxt=t06rda

The flavor reminds me of banana bread but they are a bit more dense and chewy and not as crumbly and messy which is a plus. The recipe calls for almond milk but you can substitute with whatever type of milk you are comfortable using. I always include the raisins since it adds a bit of extra sweetness. Have made them with chocolate chips as well for a bit more of a "treat".
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Re: So, bananas?

Postby Riotproof » 26 Aug 2015, 12:09

Thanks so much for the suggestions. I did try banana icecream, and she seemed to quite like that.

She seems to have a handle on bananas now, but prefers them peeled.
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Re: So, bananas?

Postby EnigmaFish » 27 Aug 2015, 12:05

On the subject of banana peels, any ideas why Newt currently prefers the peel to the actual banana? Is there any benefit / harm in the peels?
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Re: So, bananas?

Postby mamapup » 27 Aug 2015, 17:56

My two went through that stage too. They're still alive but that's not really scientific.

And when at school a friend of mine ate a banana without peeling it when drunk. He then vomited all over my parents' floor. But I suspect that was thr alcohol rather than the peel!
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Re: So, bananas?

Postby gallicgirl » 13 Sep 2015, 10:22

Just made the oat and banana pancakes. Halved the ingredients as had an open banana in the fridge and it made 12 small pancakes.

I was a bit dubious whether 4 year old would eat them as she's declined pancakes in the past, so I served her one with a strawberry and drizzled with honey. She wolfed it down and asked for another. ....and another....and ate 5 in total! Think that's a hit then. :)

I'll offer one to the baby when he wakes up and then I'll get batch cooking.
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