Blueberry and Strawberry Banana Bread

This super healthy and naturally sweet loaf is ideal for a sweet-toothed babies and mummies in need of a guilt-free treat! Enjoy this wonderful loaf for breakfast, lunch or as a mid-morning or afternoon snack.

 

 

Blueberry & Strawberry Banana Bread

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 50 mins
Yields: 1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (250g) wholemeal plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 medium egg, whisked
  • ¼ cup (62ml) full fat milk (any will work — cow’s, soya, oat, coconut, breast or formula)
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • ¼ cup (62g) plain full fat yoghurt
  • 1/8 cup (31ml) maple syrup, or fruit purée
  • ½ cup (87g) diced strawberries (about 4 medium-large)
  • ½ cup (87g) blueberries
  • ½ cup (61g) granola to sprinkle on top (optional, but may not be suitable if baby is under 12 months if it contains honey – alternatively you could make your own from the recipe at the start of this section)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease or line a 9x5” loaf tin
  2. In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and baking soda
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the melted butter, egg, milk and vanilla, before stirring in the mashed banana, yoghurt and maple syrup
  4. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry, whisking until you achieve a smooth batter
  5. Gently fold the strawberries and blueberries through the mixture
  6. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and top with the granola, if desired
  7. Bake your bread in the oven for 40-50 minutes, or until golden brown and a knife comes out clean from the centre to show that it is cooked through
  8. Serve once cooled.

Additional Info

Please note, this is a moist cake due to the fruits.

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