Emmie is at an age where baking and cooking are super fun. She can feel the ingredients. We can also count them and talk about their colors. If you’re a parent to a toddler though, you know. Activities of 10 minutes or less are key, which is why this flourless healthy banana bread was perfect!
How I prepped for Emmie
The trick was to prep all of the ingredients ahead of time so her job was to dump them into a bowl and help me stir. It worked out perfectly, and spoiler alert, she loved the healthy banana bread. It’s so cute to watch her in the video as she stirs and sniffs the ingredients.
That’s been the helpful and eyeopening part of quarantine. I’ve discovered that everything is a teachable moment. I put together her lesson plans if you’re interested in other toddler teachable moments.
About our Café oven
We partnered with Café when we redid our kitchen, which I shared design plans about here. Initially, I fell in love with their design. White kitchens are stunning, but I wanted something more than white cabinets. The matte white appliances are absolutely gorgeous. A perk (after having them for 6 months), they’re ridiculously easy to clean, too.
I also love the wifi enablement. First of all, I set it up myself in less than 15 minutes. It was so easy! Then, I was able to preheat the oven from my phone while I was watching Emmie. How amazing is that?? Here’s our exact model to explore it further.
Their hashtag is #distinctbydesign and that couldn’t be more true. Everyone who comes into our home comments on the appliances and how much they love them. Honestly, the pictures don’t do the appliances enough justice!
Please note this post is sponsored by Café appliances but all thoughts & opinions are my own.
Flourless Healthy Banana Bread
- 3 ripe bananas
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup (or honey) I used maple syrup
- 1 tsp baking soda
- Preheat oven to 350°F using your Café appliances app. Lightly grease 9x5-inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
- Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir until smooth. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Let loaf cool completely in loaf pan. Store bread in an airtight container on the counter for 2-3 days or in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Watch the recipe
Affectionately known to her friends as Millennial Martha for her love of DIY and decorating, Jen can’t help but pour her heart + soul into everything she touches. She’s loved to entertain since acquiring a table and chairs, and giving gifts is one of her favorite hobbies. Jen is the creator of Girl Meets Party. Her dream is to share her passions with the world in hopes to inspire others by making the seemingly unattainable attainable.