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Banana Bread Sticks

May 10th, 2010

A couple of months ago when Nora started teething, I started thinking of teething biscuits. Nora was a bit tired of carrot sticks and needed a bit of food variety. At this point I prefer making things myself rather than buying because at least I know what goes into the food that I give my child. I am starting to buy biscuits here and there but I think I might as well stop because it’s not that hard making them and most of the time preparing doesn’t take more than 15 minutes; it’s the baking that takes time.

Anyway, this is my first ‘biscuit’ I baked for Nora. And the best thing about it, I only use half of the loaf to make the bread sticks and the other half I keep so I can have a slice with my tea :)

Banana Loaf

Ingredients

1/8 cup molasses or 50g unrefined caster sugar
120ml cup corn oil
2 eggs
3 ripe bananas, mashed
225g cups flour
2tsp baking powder
1/2tsp baking soda
1/2tsp vanilla essence
a dash of ground cinammon

Instructions

Preheat oven at gas mark 4. Combine all the ingredients and mix well. If the molasses are a bit sticky, it might be a good idea to mix it first with egss and bananas to disolve it; or you don’t have to include it because the banana is sweet enough.

Banana Bread SticksPour the mixture into a greased loaf pan and put it in the middle of the over for an hour or the skewer is dry when you poke the middle of the loaf. Let it cool in the loaf pan for 10 minutes and then transfer it on to a wire rack to cool it down further.

Cut the loaf into sticks of your preferred size and lay them on a baking tray. Put it back in the oven at really low heat for more or less another hour. It all depends on how crunchy you want the bread sticks to be.

Voila! Bread sticks for the baby and a slice of cake for the mama. Isn’t life perfect?