Banana-coated breadfingers

In our house, they are a winner in terms of taste and preparation time and will most certainly become a breakfast staple!

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I would like to share another breakfast idea that I have only just found out about and tried this morning. It was a winner in terms of taste and preparation/cooking time. All you need for one serving is a slice of bread (I imagine most breadtypes are fine), one banana, a splash of milk and a knob of butter. Mash the banana in a bowl and mix it with the milk, then cut the bread into fingers and coat them with the mixture. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a pan and place the coated breadfingers into the pan. Turn them a few times until the mixture isn’t runny anymore and has turned golden. Finally, take them out of the pan and serve as soon as they have cooled down a bit.

Since we are preparing meals for the little ones, always keep an eye on salt content. Different types or brands of bread contain varying amounts of salt and it’s always worth checking how much it is. Therefore, we recommend using unsalted butter for the frying process. There is no added sugar needed and the ingredients are so simple, chances are you’ll have all of them at home at any given time.

Hopefully you and your little ones like this quick and easy breakfast as much as we do. I will most certainly add this recipe to my breakfast staples.

In a nutshell

what you need
– 1 banana
– a splash of milk
– knob of butter
– 1 slice of bread

method
1. mash up banana in a bowl
2. add milk
3. coat breadfingers with mixture
4. heat up frying pan, add butter
5. fry until golden

time
5 minutes

difficulty
very easy

 

Two ingredient pancakes (banana & egg)

I would like to start off with a favourite among parents. The two ingredient pancakes are a very easy and quick breakfast. Simply mash up a banana with a fork and add an egg. Swirl the mixture around and then place it in a little frying pan (lined with rapeseed oil). Either all at once for one medium-sized pancake which can be cut into pieces after frying or place about four little bits of the mixture in separate corners of the pan (this seems a bit messy though as the mixture is not thick enough to just stay in one place) . Cook thoroughly and don’t forget to turn over.

The pancakes are, thanks to the banana, sweet and healthy at the same time without any added sugar or sweeteners.

There are endless possibilities as to what can be added. For instance, a bit of grated carrot and apple work out really well as additional ingredients.

I usually go for the variant which puts the entire mixture in all at once. Per banana/egg, you get one medium-sized pancake. So, if there are three people in your house for breakfast, you’ll need three of each. My baby doesn’t eat a whole pancake by herself and some people might like two but I’d class one pan of pancake as one serving.

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One serving.

This recipe is suitable for vegetarians, it is gluten-free and dairy-free.

Which combinations have you tried?