Susie Burrell’s Banana Bread Recipe
This is a featured post from Paediatric Dietitian and Nutritionist Susie Burrell, a proud mother of two and leading expert in early childhood nutrition.
Banana Bread is a delicious finger snack for toddlers and is a much more nutritious snack for your toddler than biscuits, cakes and commercial muffins.
- 2 small ripe bananas, mashed
- ½ cup dates
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp. butter
- 1 tsp. bicarbonate soda
- 1 cup water, boiling
- 1 cup self raising flour, sifted
- Heat oven to 170C.
- Combine banana, dates, brown sugar, butter, bicarbonate soda and boiling water.
- Add flour and cook for 35 to 40 minutes until cooked through – remembering that it is quite a dense recipe.
- Allow bread to cool and then serve.
Notes / Tips
Age recommendation: for ages 12 months and above
This recipe contains added sugar. Please note, each serving size contains approximately 14 grams of sugar, which is relatively low for a home made snack and a much more nutritious snack than biscuits, cakes and commercial muffins. If yourself or your child have allergies or diet restrictions, please consult your health care professional for advice.
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Susie Burrell is one of Australia’s leading paediatric dietitian and nutritionists.
For years Susie has promoted healthy eating practices in Australia by providing access to evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle advice. She’s also a proud mum to twins, bringing real-mum experience to her health and nutrition teachings. Susie develops content for Bellamy's to help communicate the importance of early childhood nutrition for life-long health and well-being.