I love a loaf. Even more so when it is so easy and quick to make.

Get the kids to make it on a Sunday for lunchboxes. Little ones might need a bit of help grating zucchini. Or if you use butter, they  might need help melting it if it is hardened by the cooling air of Autumn.

The ingredients you will need are:

🍌 2 ripe bananas mushed well
🍌 1 zucchini grated
🍌 2 cups of flour ( I used spelt and regular )
🍌 2 tsp of baking powder ( 1 tsp per cup of flour)

🍌 1/2 cup of milk

🍌 125g or 1/2 cup of oil/butter ( I only had about 80g of butter so subbed the rest and it still worked well)
🍌1/4 cup of sugar/honey/syrup

 

What you do is:

Mix altogether with a spoon or fork and bake in a 180 degree preheated oven for around 30-40 minutes.

Make sure you check if it is cooked in the middle with a skewer as it is quite dense loaf and doesn’t “spring” back like regular cakes or muffins.

 

The Zucchini and Banana loaf is delish. But let’s talk about hiding vegetables, a note on adding zucchini. I never recommend hiding veggies . Sure, I grate veggies and sauces etc but I talk about them as well. Hiding is the complete opposite of building trust with kids and food.

In the same vain , my 6 year old asked me what the bits were in this loaf. And I told her. She doesn’t really eat zucchini in savoury dishes but even after I told her, she still gobbled the piece up. The idea is that this time she realised it didn’t taste that bad. Perhaps after more exposure she will eat it in a savoury dish. But it does take time and does take exposure time and time again.