Bananas enrich the batter in this comfort-food treat. Your child can help by whisking together the ingredients.
Hands-On Time: 30 minutes
Ready In: 90 minutes
Yield: About 2 1/2 dozen pieces
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup mashed banana (2 to 3 medium bananas)
2 large eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
- Heat oven to 350. Line a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with parchment paper, leaving enough to hang over the long sides. Have your child whisk together all ingredients (except powdered sugar) in a large bowl, starting with the dry ones and then whisking in the wet ingredients one at a time.
- Pour the batter into the lined pan, spreading evenly and smoothing with a rubber spatula. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 15 minutes. Cool on a rack for at least 1 hour.
- Using the parchment paper, lift the bread onto a cutting board. Then have your helper use a small cookie cutter to cut shapes out of the bread. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.