With magnesium, potassium and vitamin C, bananas are full of vitamins and minerals. Great for a growing child but how do you get a child who doesn’t like bananas to eat bananas?
My youngest hates them and I don’t blame him, I’ve never been a fan either. However, he does like cake! So I combine the two and make him these tasty banana and chocolate chip muffins. Obviously a straight up banana would be healthier but surely a banana muffin is better than a straight up cake!
With Halloween less than a week away the Mini Robots have been very excited.
This half-term Big Robot wants everything to be Halloween related. We’ve done Halloween colouring, watched Halloween TV programmes, he’s played Minecraft with a Halloween theme and so our baking just HAD to be spooky too.
Fortunately I have some mini biscuit cutters in various shapes so the gingerbread man became a zombie, the house shape made haunted houses and the cat shape was great for making vampire cats (I did suggest witches cats but the boys covered them in red icing and declared them vampires).
These gluten free choc chip cakes are so ridiculously easy to make. They don’t have to be gluten free either, just use regular self raising flour if gluten isn’t a problem for you.
Without further ado, let’s get started.
100g caster sugar
100g softened butter
100g gluten free self raising flour
2tsp cocoa powder
100g chocolate chips
How to Make Them
1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
2. Put the sugar and butter into a bowl and cream together.
3. Add the two eggs and then mix again.
Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday if you prefer, is fast approaching. I’ve had to go gluten free last year but I still want to take part in some pancake flipping fun.
So here’s a gluten free American style pancake recipe for those avoiding gluten.
180g Gluten free plain flour (I used Doves Farm)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1. Combine the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl.
2. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, oil and milk together.
3. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until you have a smooth batter.