Broccoli Banana Bread?!
Yes, broccoli banana bread is great when you have a one year old and an almost 3 year old who both won’t touch broccoli but you’ve gotta somehow get broccoli into them. So, I switched out chocolate chips or raisins in favour of broccoli. I should really call this lazy banana bread because all you need is a wooden spoon, two bowls and a food processor to puree the broccoli.
When you have ripe bananas, it usually either calls for smoothies (freeze the banana after peeling it), ice cream, banana bread, or meatloaf. (Yes, meatloaf! It’s a great savoury option; the bananas add moisture.) This time, it was banana bread.
It is frustrating when your children don’t eat vegetables, but I will keep trying. Pasta sauce is a great way to hide vegetables; I have made pasta sauce in the Vitamix or in the Instant Pot. Smoothies are also great.
I’ve tried dip or Greek yogurt and broccoli with the toddler, only to have him comically close his mouth very firmly in protest. We have also tried sneaking bits of vegetables in soup, hidden underneath copious amounts of crackers; that worked when he was younger.
My hubby said he couldn’t smell the broccoli. Both children ate it, thinking it was cake. Even though they aren’t really interacting with a broccoli and eating one as such, I’d call this a win. To add more protein, I would slather some peanut butter (or peanut butter substitutes such as Wow Butter or Sunflower Butter for nut-free options) on one side.
Breakfast of champions, anyone? Try this Broccoli Banana bread recipe out and leave me a comment what you think! It’d be great as a preschool snack when you have got ripe bananas to use up or feel less guilty about having banana bread with coffee or tea.