I try to provide my children with additive, colour and preservative free options at every opportunity and having my Thermomix makes this task a lot easier. I had thought in the past how great it would be to have an additive free cookbook especially for children…and then I found Tegan Benfell and Rachel Davies Burrows’ cookbook entitled “Additive Free Kids’ Parties”. The cookbook provides loads of food party ideas but provides inspiration for additive free snacks and meals. One of the regular recipes I use from Additive Free Kids’ Parties is their Banana Bread, otherwise known as ‘Unbearably Brilliant Banana Bread’ if you are hosting a teddy bears’ picnic themed party! I love this recipe so much I just had to ask if I could convert it to a Thermomix recipe for this blog. Lucky for us the answer was yes so here it is!!
2 ripe bananas
160 g wholemeal flour
1 teaspoon baking powder (made in TM)
150 g brown sugar
1 egg (free range, preferably organic)
2 tablespoons golden syrup
40 g walnuts
Preheat the oven to 160˚C and butter a loaf tin (approximately 19 cm x 10 cm).
Place flour, baking powder, sugar, egg and golden syrup into the Thermomix bowl and mix for 15 seconds on Speed 4, stopping once to scraping down the mixture on the side of the bowl.
Place bananas and walnuts into bowl and mix for 2 minutes on Speed 6 or until the mixture is well combined and pale.
Pour the mixture into a loaf tin and bake for 65 minutes or until it is golden brown and cooked all the way through.
Slice to serve, cooled or warm.
Omit the walnuts for a nut and additive free lunchbox snack.
Can be placed in muffin cases and cooked for 20 minutes.
The banana bread freezes well – bake now, eat later!
For information on Additive Free Kids’ Parties please visit their website http://www.additivefreekids.com.au/. You can also join Additive Free Kids on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/Additivefreekids?sk=wall. Oh and while you are there, tell them Thermomix Essentials sent you…let’s see how many “likes” we can get for them!